- Religion and Philosophy
Fibonacci Numbers and their proof of a creator - Critique
Fibonacci Numbers Video
Fibonacci numbers do not prove a creator
So I have to disagree about the "Creative force" this video tries to prove exists.
It is important to remember that if the physics of the universe were any different we would not be here, thus, not be able to learn about the laws of the universe. Therefore our universe must be this way otherwise we wouldn't be here to appreciate it. It does NOT imply a supernatural being that lives in the clouds and designs things. All it shows is that we are a result of chance and cosmic coincidence that our universe was lucky enough to have these laws.
The spiral and mathematical purity of the Fibonacci sequence is called Phi and it really is impressive...but has no claim to divinity. The reason that a sunflower has seeds aranged in this way is because of evolution....a need to pack the most seeds into a small space, this is the best and most effective packing mechanism that nature created.
Teleological Argument debunked
The video states that this shows evidence of a designer. Absulotely not, as any being or "super-being" capable of designing such a complex system must be even more complex. This begs the question "Who designed the designer?" for more arguments against the Teleological argument please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teleological_argument#Criticism
I admire anyone's search for a desinger, their quest to understand the big questions, and their persuite of pure knowledge and thought...but I suggest you tread carefully in the theological arguments.
Many can be lead astray from the logical or rational with false hopes and empty theories. If we assume that our world is real, and we assume that scientific method is valid (I.e. hypothesis, investigation, evidence, theory, debate...) we must look at the entire world and any idea through that lens.
Any idea, any theory, any belief must be subject to repeated critiques and investigation. If anyone is to claim there is a designer...they must prove it. The burden of proof is on them. I could state that there are fairies that fly around me and help my legs walk...but I better prove it if I want to be taken seriously.
It would not be up to others to disprove it, its up to me to prove it. This idea is the same wether I came up with the idea today, or someone came up with it 6000 years ago. This telological argument has been disproven time and time again and it (as you can see) gets me riled up.
I have a book that you most certainly should read. It is fascinating, argumentative, inspireing and helped solidify my logical assumption that there cannot possibly be a creator. The book is called The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. I highly recommend the book to anyone interested in theological ideas and anyone searching for that great wishgranter in the sky.