enowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking is incorrect, and ‘There is a God,’ declared 11-year-old prodigy William Maillis. Stephen Hawking had long been a firm atheist. In a statement, Hawking wrote, “Before we understood science, it was natural to believe that God created the universe, but now, science offers a more convincing explanation.”
illiam Maillis, a young genius who graduated college at the age of 11, disagrees with Stephen Hawking. William’s alternative hypothesis where he claims he can prove the existence of God has caused quite a stir and made him famous.
This is how William’s logic goes:
“We know the universe has an age, right? 13.8 billion years. So, 13.8 billion years ago, the entire universe was reduced to a singularity, a particle smaller than a quark. However, if gravity is always working, i.e.: if you jumped off this building, you’re not going to fall 15 seconds later, you’re going to fall immediately, so, if gravity was always working, and the singularity was always there […] then the universe should have no age, it should be infinitely old. But it’s not, it’s 13.8 billion years old. And something can’t come from nothing, because it would have to exist in order to cause itself to exist, which is illogical. So, therefore, something other must have created the singularity, and that something other we observe as God.”
According to William, an ‘outside force’ is responsible for the creation of the universe and everything in it. According to him, God is the only thing capable of creating all of this. Although his theory is yet to be scrutinized by the scientific community, it may create a paradigm shift in the future, if his theory proves to be correct, that is.
Despite William’s precociousness, his father, Peter Maillis, said his child is a pretty ‘normal’ young boy. “We’re normal people. And he’s a normal kid. You can’t distinguish him from other 11-year-olds. He likes sports, television shows, the computer, and video games like everyone else,” he explained.
William Maillis is a child prodigy who went to college at St. Petersburg College when he was just 9 years old and earned an associate in arts degree two years later in July 2018. Then he went to Carnegie Mellon University to pursue his ambition of becoming an astrophysicist, a step toward realizing his goal of being an astrophysicist.
At just seven months old, William began speaking in complete sentences, indicating a learning curve that would continue throughout his young life. Before he was two years old, he had already mastered addition and multiplication. He is a serious student who enjoys learning new things. At four years old, he began studying Algebra, sign language, and Greek.
What do you think of William’s theory? Do you think it holds any merit? We’ll let you watch him explain his theory and decide for yourself.
Click the video below to watch William explain his theory about the existence of God.
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