According to science, the universe began with the Big Bang billions of years ago. However, this theory runs directly counter to what Christians believe based on what is written in the Bible. Despite scientists’ confidence that they have enough proof to “disprove” God’s existence, the debate continues because academics from across the spectrum of scientific thought offer their own viewpoints on a timeless issue: Is God real?
One of the most renowned astrophysicists in history, Professor Stephen Hawking was well-known for his atheism. God is not real, according to the scientist.
Hawking, who has since passed away, once stated: “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.”
Despite this, many people remain religious. There’s a brave 11-year-old kid who has stepped up to dispute Hawking and defend his faith in a higher power.
According to Joanne Ruthsatz, an Ohio State University psychologist, William Maillis, age 11, is a genius. He’s not your typical youngster. He graduated from high school when he was just nine years old and is now pursuing his academic goals.
Maillis, on the other hand, was a quick learner – he consumed an entire geometry textbook when he was five and applied the knowledge to solve circumference difficulties. However, Maillis is also a firm believer in the existence of a higher power. Maillis finds himself in an uncommon circumstance sandwiched between academia and religion as the child of a pastor.
Maillis said: “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.”
The boy genius stated, “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.”
After that, he concludes his argument with a powerful statement.
“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.”
In particular, Maillis feels that there is a significant creative energy behind the universe we know. Maillis thinks that someone is to blame for the creation of the cosmos, and it’s none other than God.
Maillis believes his theories are acceptable to Christians, and he intends to do so academically in the future. That is exactly what Hawking did by turning to astrophysics as a profession.
“I want to be an astrophysicist so that I can prove to the scientific world that God does exist,” he told HCHCMedia.