The Second Law of Thermodynamics Proves the Existence of God

Before this proof can be appreciated, one must see the necessity for a mechanism which reins in the effects of the Second Law, for otherwise matter could not be created or sustained in any form. Nothing would exist. What is this mechanism? It is, as you will see, consciousness itself or, more precisely, the seeing-of-an-image. The upshot is that matter could not have been created apart from the invisible, transcendent mind of God – a biblically-defined God before whom there can be no other Gods.[1] Assuming an image is the true means by which disorder is restrained, we can deduce that all perception, including thought itself (nonexistent apart from some kind of image), must be inherently bound to the laws of physics.

How does the seeing-of-an-image restrain the Second Law? The anatomy and physiology of the human brain points to a rather stunning conclusion – that an image, invariably fused with awareness of the body as a whole, is the means by which the finite body mass is expectantly sustained – insofar as its perception restrains a dissipative tendency in accordance with the Second Law. As William James surmised, “We feel the whole cubic mass of our body all the while, it gives us an unceasing sense of personal existence”[2] – an insight making it probable, given the convergence of somatic and other sensation into the brain’s limbic core that sentience is itself the mechanism by which the Second Law is restrained and the body mass sustained.

This reasoning allows for a deeper understanding of neuroanatomy and the way this anatomy mediates the movement of the body, a scheme jibing perfectly with the way movement is progressively lateralized in the spinal cord during development – as well as with the way the anticipated seeing-of-an-image thwarts a regressive tendency toward more primitive, less appropriate social behavior. Only if an image is truly the means by which a regressive tendency toward increasing disorder is restrained, can we apply the Second Law to the brain as the coordinator of bodily anatomy.

See my recently published book, Consciousness Finally Explained: A Perfect Synthesis of God and Brain, for a further discussion of how the Second Law explains the anatomy and logic of the brain — thereby proving the existence of God.


1.  Exodus 20:3.

2. This reference is explained in my earlier book, Journey to the Center of the Brain: Explaining Mind in a Universe of Matter, p. 47.

About Glenn Dudley

GLENN DUDLEY became interested in the mind-body problem as a Pre-Med student at the University of Colorado where he emphasized studies in physics, philosophy, and Judeo-Christian theology. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Colorado in 1969. After a mixed Psychiatry/Medicine internship, he worked for two years at MIT's Neurosciences Research Program -- a think tank whose objective was that of understanding how the hard-wiring of the nervous system mediates thought and emotion. Then, he spent a year in the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts Medical School in Boston reviewing the world's literature on psychological and emotional predispositions to cancer. From 1975 to his retirement in 1998 he practiced primary care medicine.
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