The God debate rages on unabated, with people the world over clamoring for the proof that there is no God (or the proof that there is one). Naturally, undisputed proof is hard to come by on either side, or the debate would likely have ended a long time ago. Ultimately, it comes down to each person’s interpretation of the known facts of the world, and how they personally perceive them.
Before we begin, we’d like to stress that this list is not meant to be an attack on God or religion, and in fact, we plan to do a follow-up piece that explores the topic from the other side, exploring forms of proof that God does indeed exist. What we would like to do with both of these lists is present some of the most compelling arguments from each side, and spur discussion on the topic.
In a previous feature, we showcased a list of The 10 Most Educated Countries in the World, and this is relevant to our current list in an interesting way. There has been a good deal of study into the demographics and educational levels of both highly religious and irreligious people, and by and large it has been shown that more educated and intelligent people tend to not believe in the existence of a God at higher rates than less educated and intelligent ones. While that in itself is not proof that there is no God, it does show that the more intelligent among us are increasingly finding the answers to their questions about the universe and its origins without needing to rely on the crux that a creator did it.
Are you ready? It should be an interesting and contentious discussion, so let’s get started with the first of five forms of proof that there is no God.