A US physics professor is working on a project that’s getting attention around the country – he’s trying to prove mathematically and through experimentation that God exists.
Professor Frank Tipler has studied the universe for decades – from the splendor of the earth to the wonder of the heavens above.
Tipler admits that when he started on the research, he was the ultimate doubter – an atheist.
Now though, he’s changed his tune.
“There is a God out there that created everything that is,” he said recently.
He considers it a scientific epiphany. When Tipler started, he studied the work of fame physicist and atheist Stephen Hawking but he said he realized that modern science actually harkened back to the work of the middle-ages theologians like St. Thomas Aquinas.
Tipler’s research is based on theory that if before everything there was nothing, then only a god could have brought into existence what had never existed before.
In other words, he said God is the Big Bang.
It’s a thought process that coincides with recent explanation by Pope Francis that there is no inconsistency in a belief in God and in the Big Bang theory.
But, Tipler didn’t just stop at saying that God exists, he took it a step further in the book “The Physics of Christianity.”
“I realized that the laws of physics gave me no choice but to be a Christian.
Tipler says experiments he’s currently conducting and documenting seek to prove the accepted singularity theory in physics is actually comprised of three singularities – a trinity.
Tipler explains: “God the Spirit” is the Big Bang, or the beginning of the universe; the end of the universe is explained by the well known Big Crunch theory, which Tipler calls “God the Father”; and a third singularity Tipler calls the “All Presence” is one he believes exists that connects the two. He calls it “God the son”.
Tipler says it could be years before his experiment is completed and, if proven, re-tested and confirmed by colleagues.