This is part thirteen of the Information Universe series. See the link for
The question here is not about a specific history of the Universe but of the
nature and source of the origin of the Universe. Starting with the idea that
the Universe is fundamentally an information system leads to the inescapable
conclusion that the Universe is intelligently designed. This is because the
programming for such a system would be sufficiently complex that is would
have to originate from an intelligent programmer. It also shows the Universe
was created out of nothing but the mind of the creator. This is evident from
the fact that information is fundamentally immaterial in nature. Furthermore
in programming even the simplest of virtual worlds the information is both
information and the virtual world is made of nothing but immaterial
information which is created from nothing but the mind of its creator.
This makes the Information Universe a perfect fit to with the idea of the
Universe being created by God. It explains how Universe could be created
from nothing. Now it does not say any thing about the nature of God himself
or what kind of environment if any that He lives in. However the shear scope
and detail of the simulation that is our universe eliminates the possibility
of one or more human like beings sitting at any type of physical computer.
With a resolution of a Planck length (1.616199 × 10-35 m) and the need to
produce a reality for some 7 billion human beings and billions more
conscious animals, the computation power needed would beyond any conceivable
physical computer. To put it in to prospective the minimum information
required to for just 1 cubic meter of space is 4.221672 × 10105 bytes. For
comparison the hard drive on the computer used to write this is about 300 ×
109 bytes. As a result it would take more than 1099 such computers to store
the information needed for just 1 cubic meter of space. It would also
require a minimum calculation rate of 2.612 × 10140 bytes per second just to
calculate what is going on instead that 1 cubic meter of space.
The immense amount of information and computation power required for
information based universe means that the programmer would by definition be
the being we think of as God even if ever notion we have of Him is totally
wrong. Now this does not show that the Earth and Universe were created in
six days, just six thousand years ago, but it is consistent with such a
creation. The point is that an information based universe has to be
intelligently designed and the designer would be by definition be God.
------ Charles Creager Jr.
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