Apr 09, 2019 09:53 PM EDT
The creation of the universe has always been the topic of great debate. Most scientists believe the mere existence of God is simply not there. Stephen Hawking, for example, has actually gone on record stating that God isn't real. In regards to his beliefs Hawking wrote:
Before we understood science, it was natural to believe that God created the universe, but now, science offers a more convincing explanation. What I meant by 'we would know the mind of God' is we would know everything that God would know if there was a God, but there isn't. I'm an atheist.
The world of science may feel inclined to follow in Hawking's belief, seeing as there is no concrete evidence proving the existence of God. But an 11-year old prodigy, named William Maillis, claims that Hawking is wrong, and has a rather substantial reason behind his seemingly unpopular scientific opinion.
Let us first take note that William Maillis is both very religious, with a deep faith in God--understandable enough considering he is the son of a preacher--and has also been certified as a genius, a title that was made official by Joanne Ruthsatz, a psychologist at Ohio State University. It is well deserved considering that when Maillis was seven months old he was speaking in full sentences, and only months later adding numbers, and by two years old he could do multiplication. Maillis then graduated high school at the age of nine and became the youngest graduate of St. Petersburg College in July of 2018. Maillis now has his sights set on becoming an astrophysicist. He plans to use his superior intellect and vast knowledge of science to prove once and for all that God does truly exist.
Maillis stated in an interview that it is simply more logical to say that there is a God than to say there isn't. He believes that only an "outside force" could be responsible for creating the universe, and therefore, "God does exist." Maillis explains his theory in a very logical way. He states:
"We know the universe has an age, right? 13.8 billion years. So, 13.8 billion years ago, the entire universe was reduced to a singularity, a particle smaller than a quark. However, if gravity is always working, i.e.: if you jumped off this building, you're not going to fall 15 seconds later, you're going to fall immediately, so, if gravity was always working, and the singularity was always there [...] then the universe should have no age, it should be infinitely old. But it's not, it's 13.8 billion years old. And something can't come from nothing, because it would have to exist in order to cause itself to exist, which is illogical. So, therefore, something other must have created the singularity, and that something other me observe as God."
Maillis, whether right or wrong, will soon be a fixture in the scientific world. And it's likely that this isn't the last time he will challenge traditional thought.
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