13-year-old prodigy aims to prove Stephen Hawking wrong about God with beautiful counter-theory

He aims to prove the existence of God.


Faith in God is a personal choice. While some people’s trust in the divine is infinite, some deny God’s existence.

13-year-old William Maillis is a prodigy. He finished high school at the age of just nine and graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. When he was just five years old, William could finish a 209-page geometry textbook in a single night.

In the future, he sees himself as an astrophysicist who would prove the existence of God.

Although he’s still very young, William challenged the theory of late Stephen Hawking who used to say: “Before we understood science, it was natural to believe that God created the universe, but now, science offers a more convincing explanation. 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.”

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William on the other hand says, “We know the universe has an age, right? 13.8 billion years. So, 13.8 billion years ago, the entire universe was reduced to a singularity, a particle smaller than a quark.”

He then adds, “However, if gravity is always working, i.e.: if you jumped off this building, you’re not going to fall 15 seconds later, you’re going to fall immediately, so, if gravity was always working, and the singularity was always there […] then the universe should have no age, it should be infinitely old. But it’s not, it’s 13.8 billion years old.

“And something can’t come from nothing, because it would have to exist in order to cause itself to exist, which is illogical. So, therefore, something other must have created the singularity, and that something other me observe as God.”

His beliefs also have to do with the fact that his father is a preacher who taught him that there is a powerful force behind the creation of the universe. William is convinced that force is God himself.

“I want to be an astrophysicist so that I can prove to the scientific world that God does exist,” he shared in an interview with HCHCMedia.

We can all agree that William is extremely smart. His father says that no matter his formal education, William is just like any other boy his age. In his spare time, he does what his friends do; playing computer games, watching TV and practicing sports.

If you are interested to learn more of this prodigy’s way of perceiving things and everything that surrounds us go to the video below.