Jul 7, 2008

Probability is God!!!

If you agree with this rather audacious claim, then you are either too wise to be reading this blog post or, you have probably read God's Debris and with the wisdom of common sense, you are willing to ponder about this statement, and its equally contentious converse - God is Probability!!!

I am, as you may have guessed with my previous posts, not too wise. I happened to read God's Debris, and I happen to be common-sensical , and I coined these propositions. Here is the inductional hypothetical base upon which I try to prove these..

Probability is based on the law of averages. The probability of getting a head while tossing a coin is (1/2). Does it mean that when you toss a coin twice, you are guaranteed to get head once and a tail once? Not really!!! It means that when you toss a coin 100 times, you are likely to get heads 50 times and tails 50 times, and when you toss the same Godforbidden coin 1000 times, you are more likely to get heads 500 times and tails 500 times. Probability tends to become an eventuality in the average case..Life's like that... It's a probability distribution...You can just maxmize the expectation of an event in life, you can never assure the outcome of any sporadic event.

Another interesting hypothesis in the book is the parallel drawn between the Normal distribution curve and Creation. Why is that a few folks are more intelligent than a few others? They are simply normalized to be smarter, they just happen to fall in the middle ranges of the curve, some are normalized to be dumb, they are toward the curve's minima. Intelligence, color of your skin, shape of your nose, length of your fingers, span of your life, every damn thing that is created is normalized. You could in some cases (not all), influence the probability the way you want by maximizing or minimizing it, but cannot control it..

So where does God come into this probability-creation theory? Well, God is often associated with the initial Big Bang energy that created the Universe. So it looks like that cosmic energy or God as I would like to call it , had a copy of Guassian Bell curve, while creating the Universe and its life forms, and continues to do that. So God did play dice with the Universe!!

Another stupendous corollary to reinforce the above hypothesis is that events in life are normalized as well. You are normalized to be lucky...You are bound to be lucky at times, and bound to be unlucky at certain other times...And isn't Luck synonymous with God? We pray for good luck and we pray to God to bestow good luck..in effect, when you pray, you maximize the expectation of an event's outcome...So, there is a transitive relation between Luck, Creation, Probability and God ...and an equivalence relation between God and Probability...

Hence Proved!!!
Probability is God and God is Probability!!!