The Holographic Duality Proves that God Exists

The “Spacetime” show, which you can see on the PBS app or on YouTube, has begun a multi-part exploration looking at the question of whether Space, or the Universe itself, might emerge from a holographic boundary.

Well. This is a quandary indeed!

The holographic duality, also known as the holographic principle, is a concept in theoretical physics that suggests our three-dimensional universe can be described by information encoded on a two-dimensional boundary. 

This idea arises primarily from string theory and was first proposed in the context of black hole physics by Gerard ‘t Hooft and Leonard Susskind. It was later developed into the AdS/CFT correspondence by Juan Maldacena, which posits a duality between a gravitational theory in a higher-dimensional space (Anti-de Sitter space) and a conformal field theory on its lower-dimensional boundary.

And this, of course, leads inexorably to the following question: what what what does this have to do with God? Might the holographic duality theory, the holographic boundary itself, suggest the existence of an all-mighty deity? 

While the holographic principle itself is a scientific concept rooted in physics, some have speculated about its philosophical or metaphysical implications, including the possible existence of “God” or a higher intelligence. 

Here’s how the holographic duality could suggest such a possibility:

Information and the Fabric of Reality

The holographic principle implies that the fundamental description of the universe is encoded in information on a lower-dimensional surface. This idea resonates with certain philosophical and theological perspectives that view reality as fundamentally informational or conceptual, which could be interpreted as pointing to a conscious mind or intelligence behind the universe.

Simulation Hypothesis

The concept that our three-dimensional universe can be fully described by information on a two-dimensional boundary bears a resemblance to the simulation hypothesis — the idea that our reality could be a sophisticated simulation created by a higher intelligence. If the universe operates like a hologram, this could imply that there is a “programmer” or creator, akin to the role of God in various religious traditions.

But this raises another perplexing conundrum: suppose the entire Universe was created by some guy? Not necessarily a guy with infinite wisdom, but someone who just happened to know how to create a Universe, because that’s something he knew how to do. 

Then we’d have our creator, but what if he was some guy living in his mom’s basement eating Doritos, smoking pot and watching porn? Would that satisfy the religious Right? 

Intelligent Design

Some proponents of intelligent design argue that the complexity and order of the Universe indicate the presence of a purposeful creator. The holographic principle, by suggesting a deeper, underlying order to the universe’s structure, might be seen as supporting the idea that such order is not random but designed. But, again, designed by whom? Someone wise? Or, you know, that guy. Someone who might have created the Universe and then forgot all about us.

Unity of Knowledge and Existence

The holographic principle suggests a profound interconnectedness and unity between different dimensions of reality. This idea can be interpreted in a spiritual sense, implying a fundamental oneness or unity of all existence. Some theologies view God as the ultimate unity or source of all being, aligning with the holistic nature suggested by the holographic principle.

Beyond Materialism

Traditional materialism views physical matter as the fundamental substance of reality. The holographic principle challenges this view by suggesting that information, rather than matter, is the fundamental constituent of the universe. This shift from a material to an informational ontology can be seen as opening the door to spiritual or metaphysical interpretations of existence, where consciousness or a higher intelligence plays a foundational role.

Does The Metaphysical Realm Exist?

The concept of metaphysical realms refers to domains of reality or existence that are beyond the physical or observable universe. Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy concerned with fundamental questions about the nature of reality, existence, being, and the relationship between mind and matter. Metaphysical realms are often associated with concepts such as the supernatural, spiritual dimensions, consciousness, and the ultimate nature of reality.

While metaphysical realms are not directly observable or measurable through empirical means, they are subjects of philosophical inquiry, contemplation, and speculation. Different philosophical and religious traditions propose various ideas about metaphysical realms, ranging from notions of higher dimensions or planes of existence to realms inhabited by spiritual beings or entities.

Some individuals and belief systems assert the existence of metaphysical realms based on personal experiences, religious teachings, or intuitive convictions. Others approach metaphysical questions from a skeptical or agnostic standpoint, acknowledging the limitations of human knowledge and the difficulty of accessing or understanding phenomena beyond the physical realm.

In philosophical discourse, debates about metaphysical realms often intersect with discussions about epistemology (the study of knowledge), ontology (the study of being), and the nature of reality. While metaphysical concepts may not be subject to empirical verification in the same way as scientific theories, they remain topics of enduring interest and speculation in philosophical and religious thought.

And Listen: No One Has Ever Proven That God Doesn’t Exist, Right? Well, So There, Then

While the holographic duality is primarily a theoretical framework in physics, its implications about the nature of reality, information, and dimensionality can inspire philosophical and theological reflections. It suggests a universe that is deeply interconnected and informationally structured, which some might interpret as indicative of a higher intelligence or a divine principle underlying the fabric of reality. It provides a way to understand certain phenomena within the realm of theoretical physics, such as black hole physics and quantum gravity. The holographic duality has led to significant advancements in theoretical physics and has provided new perspectives on fundamental questions about the nature of the universe.

However, when it comes to questions of spirituality, theology, or the existence of a deity, the holographic principle, like any scientific theory, does not provide direct evidence or proof. The existence of God is a question that lies outside the scope of empirical science, as it pertains to metaphysical or philosophical inquiries about ultimate reality, purpose and meaning.

Still: scientists who assert that science provides evidence against the existence of God are simply wrong. 

And we’ve looked over the evidence, and we think that the holographic duality proves without a doubt that God exists, even if He might not be someone you’d want your sister to date. 

Still, we proved it. He exists. That settles that!

You’re welcome! 


Content by Oblivioni Magazine. Image by Kaylee Srithnam.

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