As for the matter of Pi, have you never wondered what kind of universe would exist if all the laws of physics were actually different? Pi works in our universe only because space is flat, if space were curved, the value would be different. But again don't take my word for it.
In relativity, the three spacial dimensions are combined with a time-like to create the four dimensionalspacetime, which in special relativity is described by Minkowski space. However, one can only use Minkowski space to describe the universe where it is locally flat, that is where there is not significant gravitation. Where there is significant gravitation, we say that spacetime has become curved.
Spacetime is curved.
- Whatever begins to exist has a cause
- The universe had a beginning
- Therefore the universe had a cause.
2. Evidence points to this, that the universe had a beginning, but this is because of our interpretations of data. It could be that our interpretations are wrong.
3. As I stated in point #1, the postulated singularity that lead to the big bang would have likely been governed by quantum physics not regular physics, meaning it would have been governed by probability. Quantum physics shows the random, causeless nature of extremely small things in our universe.
Think about it, what could explain that 1st cause? What do we know about this 1st cause in light of the evidence we do have?
The 1st cause must be immaterial (it is not comprised of anything material which did not yet exist) and it must be beyond space and time (neither of which existed as well).
There is nothing you have said here that could not also be explained in an equally valid way using the multiverse theory.
1. Abstract objects
2. an unbodied mind
That means intelligence existed before matter, mind existed before matter, mind existed before the universe.
That is why it is a someone and not a something.
We simply do not know what could fit into this category. It could be that our universe exists in a higher dimensional space of some kind. There could be many different types of amazing and unfathomable things that exist outside of our space time bubble. We simply do not know. Why are you religious type people so afraid to admit that we just do not know? Just because we do not know or do not understand does not mean God must be behind something.
There are 3 things...
- Fine tuning
- The Golden ratio
- The quantification of the probabilies of the universe arising by chance with the two aspects above included.
1. Fine tuning is easily explained in a multiverse governed by probability. If there are infinite universes, then one of those universes will have the fine tuning we see, because we can only exist in a fine tuned universe, even if the odds of such a universe are 1 in a trillion, we will ALWAYS observe the universe to be fine tuned, because we could NEVER observe a universe without fine tuning. Say this universe collapses eventually, then goes bang again? Over and over creating itself then destroying itself. And each time the ‘tuning’ is different. We still will ALWAYS observe a fine tuned universe no matter what. Because we would never come into existence in any other type of universe.
2. See point 1 above.
3. You are failing to realize that because we will only ever exist in a universe that is fine tuned, for our purposes the probability of such a universe is 1 for 1, it will exist, because it does exist. Even if the probability is 1 in a trillion trillion, we will still ALWAYS observe that 1 in a trillion trillion universe. So this is just a pointless argument.
It is a matter of where you are willing to place your belief, (your faith if you will) in either of these the chances are even, 50/50
Unless someone can prove one over the other, both hold equal wheight and have equal claim to Occams razor, as I explained to EightBits.
Yes! I totally agree, I cannot prove that our universe arose from chance any more than anyone else can prove that it was designed. That is the core part of my argument. All I am trying to say is that it is OKAY to say that YOU DO NOT KNOW. I DO NOT KNOW. No amount of belief or faith will bring me to know for sure. I will likely never know. And I am okay with that. Just recognize that your belief is not evidence for anything.