The Supreme Equation

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October 20, 2019


The purpose of this paper is to show, that through the application of Multiverse Theory to a modification / extrapolation of the Drake Equation, a new equation is introduced to illustrate the probability of the existence of a Supreme Being within the multiverse (or omniverse). What follows is an explanation of how the above process produced an equation for the probability of the existence of a Supreme Being.


Multiverse Theory


The concept of a multiverse has been supported by evidence from quantum theory. Supporters of a multiverse include, but are not limited to, such renowned physicists as Leonard Susskind, Alan Guth, Brian Greene, Michio Kaku, Alexander Vilenkin, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and none other than Stephen Hawking.

Some versions of Multiverse Theory promulgate the concept of not just one universe, ours, but of an infinite number of universes, which in their entirety is termed the Multiverse. The following applies to versions of Multiverse Theory that include the concept of an infinite number of universes within the Multiverse.

This treatment not only includes an infinite (∞) number of universes but an infinite number of planets, stars, spaces, and in universes possibly very dissimilar to ours, other types of spaces and/or structures conducive to the formation of life forms.

Further, this results in an infinite number of life forms forming and an infinite number of intelligent life forms forming, of which one has formed who has the most intelligence, knowledge, and power to the extent of being the Supreme Being among all life forms in the multiverse, the highest of a Type V on the Kardashev scale and a multidimensional minus omega on the Barrow scale.


The Drake Equation


The Drake Equation was formulated then presented by Dr. Frank Drake. The Drake Equation has been used to estimate the possibility of the number of active, communicative civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy. The Drake Equation is:

N = (R*)(fp)(ne)(fl)(fi)(fc)(L)

where:

N = the number of civilizations in our galaxy whereby communication may be possible.
R* = average rate of star formation in the Milky Way.
fp = fraction of stars that have planets.
ne = average number of planets that have potential for supporting life per star that has planets.
fl = average of planets that have potential for supporting life per star that has planets.
fi = fraction of planets that develop intelligent life.
fc = fraction of civilizations on planets that develop technology that releases detectable signs of their existence.
L = length of time those civilizations release detectable signals into space.

For the purpose of the Drake Equation, scientists have posited several estimates to the Drake Equation variables over time. Among conservative estimates are:

R* = 0.6, (fp)(ne)(fl) = 10-5, fi = 10-9, fc = 0.2, L = 304 years

These values (as well as other values provided by others) can then be substituted for the variables in the Drake Equation for the purpose of calculating the probability of another civilization in our galaxy obtaining our level of intelligence and technological sophistication to communicate with others across interstellar space.


Modification of Drake Equation


The variables fp, ne, fl, fi, from the Drake Equation are used essentially for the same purpose in the equation for the existence of a Supreme Being, except that they apply to the scale of an infinite multiverse. L is incorporated into fc for the purpose of the equation for the existence of a Type V, multidimensional minus omega Supreme Being. Thus, so far, we now have:

N = (R*)(fp)(ne)(fl)(fi)(fc)

The Drake Equation defines fc as the fraction of civilizations that develop technology that releases detectable signs of their existence into space. For the purpose of determining the probability for the existence of a Supreme Being, the definition of fc is modified as:

The fraction of entities that develop intellect, knowledge, technology, and power to manipulate a universe or the entire multiverse itself, Type V on the Kardashev scale and a multidimensional minus omega on the Barrow scale: The equation for the existence of a Supreme Being uses a modification of and extrapolation of the Drake Equation's fc variable.

In the Drake Equation, replace N with Ge, which represents the possibility of the existence of a Supreme Being, resulting in the following commencement of a new equation:

Ge =

The Drake Equation is confined to probabilities of life existing within our galaxy. For calculating the probability of the existence of a Supreme Being within the multiverse, R* is defined as the rate of formation of stars suitable for the development of intelligent life within the multiverse, thus:

Ge = R* . . . .


Equation for the Existence of a Supreme Being


Using these conservative estimates, the probability of other intelligent life evolving in our galaxy is fairly low. However, the probability of the existence of intelligent life in our galaxy is not 0, as our existence itself provides a >0 value.

Following that, applying the concept of the existence of the multiverse, the following variables have values as:

R* = ∞
(fp)(ne)(fl) remains the same at 10-5.
fi remains the same at 10-9.
L is incorporated into fc, which is further treated below.

Looking at the value of fc as defined within the equation for the existence of a Supreme Being, applying the existence of the multiverse and extrapolating from our own experience of evolution of intelligence and technology, fc could be extremely low but, applying quantum theory probability, is not 0. We now set the value of fc to be extremely low, even the lowest value of which we could conceive of as:

In so doing fc is "infinitesimally" small, but not 0. This is the most conservative estimate then for fc.

We now have the equation for the existence of a Supreme Being as:

Ge = (R*)(fp)(ne)(fl)(fi)(fc)

Substituting values for variables, we now have:

Ge = ∞ (10-5)(10-9) lim fc
                                  fc -> 0

Solving for Ge:

Ge = ∞

Therefore, the probability of the existence of a Supreme Being is 1. Further, we can then define the Supreme Being as the most advanced being in the metaverse, within the set of advanced beings. Accordingly, there can be only one who is most advanced, i.e. most intelligent, most knowledgeable, most technologically advanced, and most powerful. Furthermore, this being, for the purposes of the existence of a Supreme Being using this equation can be defined herein as the Supreme Being, a being capable of ways of understanding and manipulating the multiverse, which we can comfortably explain as God-like, and some may prefer to refer to this Supreme Being as "God" or some other term applicable to the most supreme being in the Multiverse.

However, if we do not limit the appearance / development of life to only planets, but include other environments, such as gas nebulae, stars and other nonplanetary structures, and even space itself (i.e. the "quantum foam"), then the introduction of these additional structures / conditions only increases additional values after R* thus "bolstering" the probability of the existence of a Supreme Being. However, it does not change the value of the probability of the existence of a Supreme Being as being 1, since 1 means a probability of 100% anyway.

Moreover and supported by many mainstream monotheists, the possibility is included here that this Supreme Being could have existed eternally in the past at the most fundamental level of existence, with the complexity of the omniverse being endowed with consciousness from time immemorial.

In any case, as this work shows, with the existence of an infinite multiverse or omniverse, a Supreme Being does exist.

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