Disproofs of the existence of god

Proofs god does not exist
Screenshot of the 2015 Atheism Reviews video “15 Disproofs of the Existence of God” (Ѻ) by Libb Thims.
In non existences, disproofs of the existence of god, deity disproofs, “proofs for the non-existence of god”, aka “natural atheology”, as Alvin Plantinga (1974) defines things, refers to one or more definitive and conclusive proofsexperimental, logical, evidential, and or scientific — that “god” does not exist, namely that the presumed existence of god is not a reality; which, conceptually, be compared, in similar vein, to how the Michelson-Morley experiment (1887) plus Einstein’s relativity theory (1905) proved that “ether” does not exist; which is similar to how Benjamin Thompson’s 1798 cannon boring experiment, combined with Clausiusentropy theory (1865), proved that “caloric” does not exist, the latter two being disabused from science thereafter.

In 1729, Jean Meslier, in his The Testament, devoted some 600-pages, divided into 97 sections, give or take, to various logical disproofs of the existence of god.

In 1955, Australian philosopher John Mackie, in his “Evil and Omnipotence”, deployed the problem of evil as a disproof for the existence of god. [1] In 2007, American physicist Victor Stenger, as a guest host on the Atheist Experience, discussed his new book God: the Failed Hypothesis, and how science can, in his view, disprove the existence of god, wherein he states that because the hypothesis of god lacks empirical evidence, the concept of god is not part of modern science, and therefore does not exist. He says that “we can find positive evidence to falsify the god hypothesis”, one example being the intercessory prayer experiment. [6]

The following is a work-in-progress ranking of the top 20 disproofs of the existence of god, in ranked descending order: [5]


1.Critias hypothesis disproof Per the logic that (a) “gods” are an invention of lawgivers of ancient times, employed to as kind of overseers of the right and wrong actions of men (Critias, c.410BC), which became reduced to the logic that (b) the universe must be governed by a single “god”, and NOT the product of the whims of many gods, each governing its own province according to his own laws (Melvin Calvin, 1969), which became reduced to the logic that (c) if all the phenomena of motion follow from one set of principles (Morris Kline, 1982) then of the phenomenon of human motion follow from the set of principles of chemical thermodynamics where there is NO god (or gods), then god, by repercussion, does not exist. This logic is the basis of zerotheism.Zerotheism
2.God's work disproof That the ancient saying that the “lord works in mysterious ways” (Isaiah 45:15), has now been superseded and thereby supplanted by “work” explained thermodynamically makes the supposition of the existence of a "supernatural power" (higher power), thereby null, invalid, and superfluous. See: Beg-Thims dialogue for specifics.God's work disproof
3.Aluminum disproof That god said (Gen 2:7) he created man from a mixture of clay (“Adam” is Hebrew for clay) and divine breath or spirit (Eve is Hebrew for breath or spirit), and that the primary elements of clay (see: clay creation myth) are: aluminum, silicon, and oxygen, but that humans, according to mass composition (see: human molecular formula), are not comprised of aluminum, proves that god does not exist. First pointed out by Alfred Lotka (1925).

Pointed out, independently, on 7 Jul 2014 in the Beg-Thims dialogue (comment #10); then on 6 Jan 2015, by Libb Thims (V:5:40-6:05), as an effective disproof of the existence of god.
Human not equal clay + higher power
4.Afterlife does not exist argument
(aka "eternal life argument")
If, per disproof #5, namely: life does not exist, meaning that “moving creatures” are but powered atomic geometries, neither alive nor dead, but correctly existing in prolonged states of trajectory-based animation, then, per corollary, “afterlife” (i.e. eternal life), the assumed post-cessation state of existence, in the abode of god, does not exist, i.e. eternal life constitutes perpetual motion, therefore god does not exist. Documented, on 24 Sep 2012, as a hand-written person note (Ѻ) by Libb Thims:

“Not only do I not believe in the principle of the afterlife, but also do not believe in the principle of life.”

Hidden LED marquee near-death experiments invalidate out-of-body claims. [10]
Afterlife disproof
5.Life does not exist argumentThat god said (Gen 1:20) he created “moving creatures that have life”, on the fifth day of creation, but that, as science finds, “life does not exist” (see: defunct theory of life), e.g. as stated by Tesla: “there is no thing endowed with life” (1916), as concluded by Crick: “we should abandon the word alive” (1966), or as evidenced by experiment, e.g. Miller-Urey experiment (1952), proves that god does not exist. That "life", similar to the now defunct concepts of ether, caloric, or phlogiston, etc., does not exist, as either a property nor measureable or conceptual entity, as been independently deduced by Libb Thims (2009), Alfred Rogers (2010), and Ferris Jabr (2013). Life disproof of God
6.Moral symbols argument That morality in nature explained by the symbols and laws of physical chemistry and not based on the laws of the Bible, proves that god does not exist. First point out by Goethe:

Science shows that what is moral or amoral in nature is found, not in the Bible, but in the reaction symbols of physical chemistry.”
Johann Goethe (1809/30), “Conversation with Riemer and Zelter” (see: timeline)
Morality (labeled) 2
7.Existence of evil argument That “evil” exists, e.g. Hitler was born, natural catastrophes occur, etc., proves that god does not exist; Francis Bradley (1893) stated the problem thusly: [8]

“The trouble has come from the idea that the Absolute [God] is a moral person. I you start from that basis, then the relation of evil to the Absolute [God] presents at once an irreducible dilemma. The problem then becomes insoluble, but not because it is obscure or in any way mysterious. To anyone who has the sense and courage to see things as they are, and is resolved not to mystify others or himself, there is really no question to discuss. The dilemma is plainly insoluble because it is based on a clear self-contradiction.”
First stated by Epicurus and is circa 270BC “problem of evil” argument; ; scholars such as John Mill (“Theology”, 1874) and Francis Bradley (Appearance and Reality, 1893) (Ѻ), stated that the existence of perfectly moral, perfectly good, omnipotent (all-powerful), omniscient (all-knowing) god, on one hand, and the existence of evil, on the other, is an insoluble self-contradiction; problem solved in 2011, by Libb Thims, via coupling theory. [4]

The problem of evil, according to Alvin Plantinga (1974), is the most-impressive piece of atheology, i.e. the subject of god disproofs. David Berlinski (2011): "the traditional question that is supposed to flummox believers is the existence of evil." (Ѻ) Adjacent: 1991 Time best cover. [9]

Time Evil (1991)
8.Free will argumentThat soul (or karma) theory is based on the assumed existence of free will, but that science finds that free will doesn't exist, e.g. Libet experiment, proves that god does not exist.
libet-experiment (labeled)
9.Imperfect world argument
(aka "argument from undesign" or the "disteleolgy" objection)
Thinkers such as Kenneth Miller, Richard Dawkins, and George Williams, have decried the eye's structure as poorly or "stupidly" designed, supposing there were an "intelligent designer", in terms of neural wiring, light scattering, and retina position; as Lee Strobel put it to Stephen Meyer: [105]

“If there is a designer, doesn’t the botched eye design prove he’s not really that intelligent? [doesn't exist]”
The following atomic theory based statement by Lucretius, from his De rerum natura (5.198–9), according to C.S. Lewis (1955):

“Had God designed the world, it would not be a world so frail and faulty as we see.”

is the strongest argument for atheism—or “argument from undesign” as he refers to it: [3]
Imperfect design
10.Evolution argument That god said (Gen 1:20-27) he “created” humans and animals, in their present form, on a particular day, some 5,000-years ago, but that fossil record, DNA evidence, morphology studies, chemical origins, etc., shows that humans "evolved", morphed, or were chemical synthesized over time, from hydrogen atom precursors, over the last 13.8-billion years, proves that god does not exist. Made famous by Darwin’s The Origin of Species (1859); the biggest blow to religion since atomic theory. Dinosaurs (and Bible)
11.Heart prayer studyThe 2006 Heart Prayer Study (Ѻ), which found that those prayed for faired “worse”, following coronary artery bypass surgery, than those not prayed for, proves that god does not exist.
Prayer disproof
12.Glowing olive oil disproof
(Infinite energy disproof)
Muslim's equate Allah (God) to ever-glowing olive oil, in a dark cave, i.e. energy infinite (Noorun Ala Noor)Infinite energy as well as light-emitting oil is thermodynamically impossible, i.e. a perpetual motion theory; see: Beg-Thims dialogue (threads: #130-35) Olive Oil Allah
13.Earth moves argument That the Bible, i.e. the revealed word of gods, says that the earth is immobile, e.g. “the world is established and cannot be moved” (Psalms 93:1; Book of Isaiah 23), and at the center of the universe, but that science finds that the earth does move and is not the center of the universe, proves that god does not exist. Italian physicist Galileo Galilei was tried in 1633 and convicted for pointing out this issue (Ѻ), made to recant, and put under house arrest. (Ѻ) earth moves
14.Religious disagreement argumentThat there are so-many religions, with so many gods, and inconsistencies and disagreement on points, proves that god does not exist.
Religious disagreement
15Blood bath argumentThe number of people killed in the name of god proves that god does not exist.
God blood argument
16.Hypothesis by default argument That the existence of “god” is but an hypothesis, with no evidence in its favor, and thereby never verified as true, is proof by default that god does not exist. Dismissed as an unneeded hypothesis by Pierre Laplace, in 1802 (see: Napoleon Laplace anecdote), in respect to the operation of the universe. Hypothesis by default (disproof)
17.Mythology argumentThat Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and the other residual religions, which constitute 75 percent of the world's beliefs, are based on mythology (see: religio-mythology transcription and syncretism), and that myths aren't real, proves that god is not real, and therefore does not exist.
God concept (labeled)
18.Materialism argument That all that exists is but “atoms and void” (Leucippus, 450BC) or “fermions and bosons” (Dirac, 1945), all else being but "opinion" (Democritus, 370BC) or metaphysical speculation (Lewis, 1925), proves that god does not exist.
Atomic geometry proof
19.Argument from ignorance
(Hippocratic reductionism)
Based on the historical progressive tendency to de-divine a previously once-considered mysterious natural phenomena, e.g. “lightening” was once attributed to the god Thor, but now understood as the result of an electromagnetic potential difference between the clouds and the sky, or mysterious human phenomena, e.g. “love” was once attributed to the god Cupid, but now understood as a purely chemical reaction, once its physical or chemical workings are understood, it is assumed, by future extension, that the gods will eventually be worked out of all phenomena, and therefore, by reasoned conclusion, god does not exist. Several alternative statements of the argument exist, such as:

“Men think epilepsy divine, merely because they do not understand it. We will one day understand what causes it, and then cease to call it divine. And so it is with everything in the universe.”
Hippocrates (370BC)

“My object is to dispel the fear of the gods, which arises simply from the fact that there are so many things which men do not yet understand, and therefore imagine to be effected by divine power.”
Lucretius (55BC)
Argument from ignorance
20.No one's ever seen him
(aka lack of evidence argument)
That "god" has never been seen, observed, measured, tested, and or quantified, in such a way as to provide empirical verifiable evidence, proves that such an entity does not exist.
God (imaginary)


See also
Belief in the existence of god by scientists

The following are related quotes:

“It is not possible to disprove the existence of god, as far as I know.”
Richard Feynman (1963), The Meaning of It All [2]

Natural atheology, the attempt to prove that god does not exist or that at any rate it is unreasonable or irrational to believe that he does—in which the most widely accepted and impressive piece or representative has to do with the so-called problem of evil—is the opposite of natural theology, attempts to give successful arguments or proofs for the existence of God [in nature].”
Alvin Plantinga (1974), God, Freedom, and Evil [7]

“You are never called upon to prove a negative; that is a law of logic.”
Ayn Rand (1979), response to being asked (V) if the reason she does not believe in the existence of god was because that you can’t prove that such an “entity, being, or energy” exists, by Phil Donahue; to which she responded that there is no proof and no one can give such a proof

“Yes, I do have proof that god does not exist. It is perfect and irrefutable. I’m not going to show it to you however. You cannot detect it in any way. You cannot deduct it from the laws of logic either. You might claim that I do in fact have no such proof, but you have not proof that I don’t. Sound familiar?”
— Rune Friberg (c.2013)
Prove god doesn't exist
A SlideShare.net clip #29 (Ѻ), of Kenyan Bill Flavell’s 2014 deconversion story, on how the seeming inability to disprove the existence of god is one of the top seven popular arguments for god.

1. (a) Mackie, John. (1955). “Evil and Omnipotence” (pdf), Mind, New Series, 64(254):200-12.
(b) Adams, Marilyn M. (2000). Horrendous Evils and the Goodness of God (pg. 13). Cornell University Press.
2. Feynman, Richard. (1963). “A Scientist Looks at Society”, John Danz Lecture Series (Ѻ), University of Washington, Seattle, Apr; in: The Meaning of it All (pg. 40). Addison-Wesley, 1998.
3. Lewis, C.S. (1955). Surprised by Joy: the Shape of My Early Life (atheism, 3+ pgs; argument from undesign, pg. 65; atheism age 15, pg. 115). Harvest Books, 1966.
(b) C.S. Lewis (Conversion to Christianity) – Wikipedia.
4. Thims, Libb. (2011). Thermodynamic Proof that Good Always Triumphs over Evil”, Journal of Human Thermodynamics, 7: 1-4.
5. Thims, Libb. (2015). “Poll: Give One or More of the Top 10 Disproofs for the Existence of God” [N=20], Mar 22.
6. Stenger, Victor. (2007). “Can Science Disprove God?” (V), Atheists Experience, episode #499 (Ѻ), May 6.
7. Plantinga, Alvin. (1974). God, Freedom, and Evil (natural atheology, pgs. 2-7). William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
8. (a) Bradley, Francis. (1893). Appearance and Reality (pg. 173). Oxford University Press, 1930.
(b) Adams, Marilyn M. (1990). The Problem of Evil (pg. 39). Oxford University Press.
9. Morrow, Lance. (1991). “Evil: Does it Exist, or do Bad Things Just Happen?” (Ѻ), Time (cover), Jun 10.
10. Alper, Matthew. (1996). The God Par of the Brain (pg. 151). Rogue Press, 2001.
11. Strobel, Lee. (2004). The Case for a Creator: a Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence that Points Toward God (pg. 105). Zondervan, 2009.

Further reading
● Martin, Michael. (1970). “A Disproof of God’s Existence” (Ѻ), Darshana, 10:22-26.
● Treharne, Trevor. (2012). How to Prove God Does Not Exist. Universal Publishers.
● Berg, Geoffrey H.L. (2009). The Six Ways of Atheism: New Logical Disproofs of the Existence of God. Temple DPS Ltd.

External links
300 Disproofs of God’s Existence – Tektonic.org.
5 Arguments For and Against the Existence of God (2012) – ListVerse.com.

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