Space-Time Requires an Observer
Space-time proves the existence of God because it is inseparable from an image – and every image requires a non-physical (transcendent) observer. Indeed, the convergence of space and time is what an image is all about. A comprehensive study of the brain proves that space-time actually defines the very essence of an image. Indeed, it IS an image. And since space-time constitutes the known universe, it follows that the universe is an image in the mind of God – a God who, just as the Bible teaches, is invisible and transcendent, the One “in whom we live and move and have our being.” This is difficult for a secular scientist to comprehend because they only believe in what they can see or touch, not realizing that everything physical, given that it exists in space and time, requires an observer. An analysis of brain structure and function reveals that the “seeing of an image” is creative, the actual process of creating order within the brain.
An image is creatively anticipated through time by the movement of the eyes, movement by which an expectancy match sustains the wholeness of the self and the body. This anticipated and then perceived wholeness reins in a universal dissipative tendency and by implication the probability of one’s nonexistence — against which possibility the self sees itself as finite or “conscious.” An image, then — thanks to its finitude — IS the means by which the Second Law is contained. Accordingly, God, not matter, is fundamental — and the Universe itself, being an oppositional vector between order and disorder, must be an image in the mind of God.
The proof is in the pudding, the human brain, most notably the way the visual system is connected to the brain’s energy-regulating “limbic” core — that center which continually receives updates on the state of the body mass by way of the cortical homunculi. All behavior is guided by an image and must be monitored by one’s prefrontal “conscience,” that future-looking part of the brain which is tightly connected with the cortical (parietal) homunculi — revealing that one’s “future” is actually the adequacy (energy-sufficiency) of the body in the eternal “now” of time.
The equations of physicists show that space-time arose from infinity. From a different angle, a careful analysis of the brain proves that mind retains a regressive relationship to infinity and/or weightlessness. An image is accordingly the means by which space-time itself is created and sustained – impossible apart from the immanence of an omnipresent, omniscient God “in whom we live and move.” Insofar as the universe exists in space and time and therefore defines an image, God — not matter — must be fundamental. My book, Journey to the Center of the Brain: Explaining Mind in a Universe of Matter, goes deeply into the logic and structure of the brain to prove this claim beyond reasonable refutation. A more recent book, Consciousness Finally Explained: A Perfect Synthesis of God and Brain, is a less in-depth, but easier read — collection of these blog essays. Either is available through Amazon or my HOMEPAGE.