Santa Claus is real! (sort of..)

First and foremost, this has nothing to do with whatever religious belief you follow, or lack there of (for fellow Atheists); this is more about the physics and science. Keep religious talk out of comments the section! Feel free to replace “Santa Claus” with whatever deity you deem necessary.

This is possibly one of the easiest articles I’ve written, and in actuality, one of the questions that got me interested in science and physics in the first place. Thank you Mrs. Hunt, my grade 8 science teacher. I think it’s one of the easiest things in science and physics to understand too!

You may have been told when you were growing up that Santa Claus isn’t real, and it’s true, he doesn’t exist, but it’s also false at the same time, Santa does exist.. How can something be true AND false at the same time? Aren’t those terms supposed to be finite? Nope! Not in the lovely world of physics!

First, you need to understand and know that there are an infinite number of universes; parallel to each other in such a way that you can divide infinity by half, without Chuck Norris coming to punch you in the face. See, regardless of how many defines “infinite” which is infinite in itself, there’s always a number which can be divided in half, even if both of those halves are infinite in themselves. Get it? Of course you do, it’s math, and everyone understand math.

My thoughts exactly, Clarke

Knowing that we can divide infinity in half, we also know that Santa exists in at least half of them, and in the other half, he doesn’t. So, right then and there we’ve proved that he exists, in some way or another, but that’s not good enough for science. We like to beat everything into submission. What we do know is that he most certainly doesn’t exist in our universe, right? It might be true, but there’s an infinite number of universes remember, how do we know that one of the Santa Claus’s from another universe can’t travel between universes? How do we know that one of those Santa Claus’s can’t travel to OUR universe?

Replace Santa with time travel, Star Trek style “beam me up” teleportation, and one where Vin Diesel is bigger and more powerful than Chuck Norris.

Jeff Wilton

Jeff is the founder and owner of Everyday Science Stuff. ESS is a one man operation, with the core belief that all education should be served without crippling debt tuition, without revenue generating ads and without any restrictions of any kind such as paywalls, forced login and account creations, geographical restrictions, and so on.

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