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    Analyze the Mark Mahin argument for the existence of God based on the flatness problem. From the big bang to actual and critical density of the universe. See attachment.

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    A new scientific case for God's existence?

    One of the main problems of cosmology is what cosmologists call the flatness problem. This can be defined as the problem of why the universe's actual density was almost identical to the critical density when the universe began to expand. Matter and energy are two forms of the same stuff: mass-energy. The universe's actual density is the average amount of matter or mass-energy per unit of space. If the universe's actual density is greater than a particular density called the critical density, the universe will eventually stop expanding; if it is less than this density, the universe will expand forever. Both the actual density and the critical density change as the universe expands. From the fact that after more than ten billion years of expansion the universe has an actual density that is fairly close to the critical density, cosmologists conclude that at the time of the big bang the difference between the actual density and the critical density was amazingly small. Alan Guth of MIT has said that when the universe had an age of only 10-35 second (that is, at a time only a hundred billionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second after it begun to expand) there was a difference of less than one part in 1049 between the actual density and the critical density. (The number 1 followed by 49 zeros is the same as 1049. One part in 1049 is a ten trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth.) Professor Paul Davies has estimated that when the age of the universe was 10-43 second the actual density differed from the critical density by no more than one part in 1060. Davies has said that if these two ...

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    This solution addresses and analyzes the flatness problem and the theory of actual and critical density of the universe as put forward by some cosmologists, notably Mark Mahin and they try to derive the existence from it.