# Proof

## Mathematical proof

A mathematical proof is a step-by-step demonstration of the truth or falsity of a mathematical theorem. Proofs build on axioms, which are statements that are assumed to be true without proof, as well as previously-proved theorems.

Several types of proofs are widely used, such as proof by contradiction and proof by induction. Proofs that rely only on certain simple forms of reasoning are sometimes called elementary proofs.

Andrew Schlafly cited the lack of a Wikipedia page on "elementary proof" as proof of bias in Wikipedia. Ironically, at that time Conservapedia did not even have a page on "proof".

## Scientific proof

Unlike the theorems of mathematics, science does not seek to prove that its theories are true. Instead, the scientific method seeks to check whether the predictions implied by a theory are observed in nature. Therefore, as philosopher of science Karl Popper argued, science can only hope to show that a theory is false. But scientists recognize that science *can never prove* that a theory is true. Therefore scientists never claim that their theories are facts. Instead, science searches for theories that are not disproved by currently-known experimental observations. Insofar as theories are consistent with nature, they may serve as a guide to improve technology.

## Biblical proof

God is the creator of the universe. He is omnipotent, omnicent and omnipresent. The proof[1] of this and all other things can be found in the Bible.

## Problem of Evil

Without editing the previous article, I must challenge its assertions.

omniscience - infinite knowledge

omnipotence - infinite power

omnipresence - the property of transcending the boundries of space and time

evil - the antithesis of good

If one follows the new testament and asserts God is all-good, which he is...

Why does evil exist in the world?

For more information please see the Stanford Free Philosophy Archive @ http://plato.stanford.edu/search/searcher.py?query=problem+of+evil