EDIT- I decided to put this at the top, since it is of vital importance:
This dude takes one side of an equation with one unit and EQUATES it to another side of the equation with DIFFERENT UNITS. This is GARBAGE science.
It is like saying that 2 + 2 = 5! UNITS MUST ALWAYS MATCH. In his God equation, UNITS DO NOT MATCH. That means the two sides ARE NOT EQUAL, in the same sense that 2 + 2 ≠ 5.
EDIT 2- Essentially what this guy did is take some aspects of reality that IN REAL LIFE HAVE NO ACTUAL CORRELATION WITH THE SPEED OF LIGHT, either numerically or in any other way, and then MULTIPLIED THEM by an ARBITRARY CONSTANT which he claims is the same as some pseudoscientific metrology, which when multiplied together gets a bad approximation of the NUMBER that we see on the speed of light.
Unfortunately, the left side of his equation is in units Hz meters, and the right side is in meters/second.
Opps. That is a major fuck up.
Get this crap out of the science section.
First of all, the reasoning is utter crap.
This website puts it as good as I could:
Originally Posted by link
Many scientists believe in God. Their belief in God is not science.
A mathematical equation that one claims is representative of God is not science. At best it is metaphysics.
As far as "physics is physics and math is math," first of all, a simple equation IS NOT PHYSICS.
Second, mathematics is always true within the scope of the universe in question.
I'll put it like this:
The math that accurately describes special relativity, the Lorentz group, is a subset out of MANY possible mathematical representations of the same group (the Poincaré group: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poincar%C3%A9_group). Only ONE is representative of special relativity.
Further, Einstein in his quest to unify all of physics came up with HUNDREDS of mathematical equations that were entirely internally consistent and COULD HAVE described any number of universes. None of them worked because all of them were nothing but mathematics.
This equation is nothing but a linear mathematical equation true within its mathematical scope.
It is NOT any proof whatsoever of ANYTHING except that within its own mathematical scope it is true.
Is simply NOT ANYWHERE NEAR enough to even claim that it is some special representative of THIS universe, let alone any other, let alone proof for a creator.Originally Posted by your link
Furthermore, even IF this equation really does relate some interesting aspects about the in vacuo speed of light and some other things like the hydrogen fine transition line, SO DO SCORES OF OTHER EQUATIONS!
Why is it that none of the other mathematical equations that unite aspects of reality qualify as the "God " equation?
Here, I'll give you a mathematical equation that also predicts the speed of light in vacuo (except it predicts it far more accurately and WITH THE CORRECT UNITS):
▼²(E) = με ∂²E/∂t²
This equation is derived from facts about electricity and magnetism, and as a result of it, the speed of light is found in the term με, and not only that, the fact that light is an electromagnetic wave is found in this equation, and not only that, the fact that a moving magnetic field produces current, and a moving current produces a magnetic field is found in this equation.
And not only that, the fact that the speed of light is constant for all observers is found in this equation (because the wave motion is with respect to no medium), and not only that, the fact that time is NOT absolute is found in this equation, and not only that the fact that simultaneity is not absolute, that space can contract, etc is found in this equation, etc.
Basically, your website is essentially equivalent to this:
I found a very remarkable relationship between two physical things, and the mathematical relationship is aesthetically pleasing, therefore God exists!
For one, the conclusion does not necessarily follow, but even if it IS true that God exists, it is ALSO true that your little equation is no different than any other in the history of mankind.
So, the biggest flaw in this is that somehow this equation is special and does something that no other piece of math in history does.
Many people see God in mathematics (Perfectionist, for example). But this equation would be NO DIFFERENT to any of them, and it sure wouldn't be any different to people who DON'T see God in mathematics.
EDIT- Why this equation is nothing special.
The equation claims it is special because it multiplies the hydrogen line frequency by Pi, then divides by the ratio of the weight of the moon to the Earth, and that equates to (allegedly) the speed of light in vacuo.
(1420.40575177 MHz) π/(.347 7 × 10^22 KG/.9742 × 10^24 KG) =
(1420.40575177 MHz) π/(0.0123196411) =
= 362213 MHz
Yeah, that is WAAAAAAAAAY off.... it isn't even the right units. Fucking ridiculous.
That can't even BE a velocity measurement, since it is a measurement of FREQUENCY.
But the website claims that this number, the one they got: 361,449, is somehow the magnitude of the speed of light in an archaic unit.
First of all, his magical conversion unit is a UNIT OF LENGTH. It is neither frequency nor speed. Not to mention, the unit he uses is considered pseudoscience (see bottom).
Additionally, there is all kinds of rounding error in this equation.
Why the hell would God give us an equation that is inaccurate by an amount human beings would laugh at if given as an accurate measurement?
Finally, to add one more thing I just found:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megalithic_yardOriginally Posted by link
The key to his conversion isn't even legitimate, IN ADDITION to the fact that his "equation" isn't even an equation (or even a PROPORTIONALITY) because the units don't match.