11-year-old boy genius is on a mission to scientifically prove God's existence

11-year-old boy genius is on a mission to scientifically prove God’s existence

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At an age when most kids are focused on beating the next level in a video game, or working toward actually hitting the ball in their baseball game on Saturday, William is consumed with becoming an astrophysicist.

VIDEO: Interview with 11-year-old William Maillis where he tries to explain his astrophysical rationale proving that God must exist

Most kids dream of becoming a firefighter, a doctor, maybe an astronaut or a teacher, but William isn’t just dreaming of becoming an astrophysicist, he’s already becoming one.

The boy from Pennsylvania, graduated high school in May of 2016, at the age of 9. After attending community college classes, he enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University last fall.

According to his father, Peter Maillis, William began speaking in full sentences at just seven months old. He was doing addition at 21 months, and multiplication by the age of two — a time when he was also reading children’s books, and writing his own nine-page book, “Happy Cat.” At four years old, he was learning algebra, sign language and how to read Greek, and when he was five, he read an entire 209-page geometry textbook in one night and woke up solving circumference problems the next morning.

William’s desire to become an astrophysicist is rooted in his strong faith beliefs. He disagrees with some of Einstein and Hawking’s theories on black holes and has his own ideas to prove the existence of the universe.

The son of a Greek Orthodox Priest, William wants to prove that an outside force is the only thing capable of creating the universe, which means that “God does exist.”

Stephen Hawking, however, who passed away today at the age of 76, held a much different assertion. “Before we understood science, it was natural to believe that God created the universe, but now science offers a more convincing explanation,” once said the renowned physicist. “What I meant by ‘we would know the mind of God’ is we would know everything that God would know if there was a God, but there isn’t. I’m an atheist.”

This article continues at [FaithIt] 11-Year-Old Genius Out to Prove Stephen Hawking Wrong After His Death: “God Does Exist”


  1. As a life-long atheist I must admire the spirit, determination, grit and elan of this young lad who want to PROVE to the world that God does, in fact, exist. I have a dear friend in Texas who became a born-again Christian in 2006 and urged me to MEET GOD. I answered by requesting him, on his next visit with God, to invite this deity to my apartment where I would cook up a fine gourmet meal, have some BC red wine and talk about……………UNIVERSAL AFFAIRS. Regrettably, he did not keep his promise.

    I wish William all the best in his pursuit. I would like to know what this God looks like, what he wears, where he resides, if he’s married or single, does he operate a heavenly vehicle or does he have servants to do that for him? I would like to meet his friends and witness his redemptive powers. I would like to discuss with him how he originated the universe and from whence he himself has come. There are a myriad of questions I would like to pose to him.

    I do hope that William fulfills his ambition before I die but I doubt if I shall survive that long because he certainly has a lot of bridges to cross.

    Al Romanchuk, 81

    1. Proofs are more than just difficult. Sometimes, they are impossible. For you to prove that I exist, for example, is pretty much impossible, let alone God. I point to one attempt at a VERY simple proof. It was in response to a question in the 1600s. “How many cannon balls can be stacked in a given space?” Every grocery stock-boy (PC) knows the answer to that question. But how long did it take to provide a “proof”?

      If you wish to know more, look up Kepler’s Conjecture. The idea that somehow, someone can simply conjure up a proof (or disproof) of someone as complex (and simple at the same time) as God is preposterous. Our current inability to accept witness accounts (we are massively skeptical in our society) prevents us from “knowing”.

      Curiously, my atheist friends are more than willing to accept Hawking’s models, without the faintest direct evidence, just a lot of chalk, than to accept eyewitness accounts of the life and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. I can only suspect that this leads to an internal struggle due to the non-consistency of internal processing of ideas.

    2. 81 yo, and stuck with a “small god” theory that assumes huge limitations??? Hmmm. Proof is for math. It’s a formalism. Evidence is all over the place, even outside of the dimensions which limit us. Curious people are naturally inclined to actively search for evidence.

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