As argued by philosopher Richard Swinburne,10 theism is about a super-personal God (being more than just personal) with intentions, and that God’s existence provides a good personal explanation as to why the universe exists and why it has various features described in the next chapter.


This idea is supported by theologian Keith Ward who claims that a personal explanation does not seem reducible to a scientific explanation. As such, the existence of God is not a purely scientific hypothesis requiring a scientific explanation. Glass comments that a “personal explanation takes us beyond the limits of science.” One of the dangers in looking at sequences of numbers or numbers in nature is that it is very easy to see patterns that may not really exist or have significance.


However, it is interesting that both the Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio do turn up in all sorts of places. Some quote that in the human body most of our body parts follow the numbers one, two, three, and five; for example three segments in each limb, five fingers on each hand, and three bones in each finger. It is asserted that the builders of the pyramids and the Parthenon used it.