The Big Bang

21 Jul
The Big Bang Theory (Image from Google Images)

The Big Bang Theory
(Image from Google Images)

The Big Bang Theory is currently considered to be the best explanation for our universe among most naturalists and even some creationists (although creationists would have a different perspective of it). It is not universally accepted among scientists, but it is the most popular among that community of scholars. According to this theory, the entire universe exploded into existence somewhere between 16 and 20 billion years ago. What exploded? Well, I’m not trying to ridicule the scientists who offer it as their best explanation for the presence of our universe, but the fact remains that what is basically taught to our children in school is that technically nothing exploded out of nowhere, but nothing created somewhere to put everything that came from nothing out of nowhere.

“In the realm of the universe, nothing really means nothing. Not only matter and energy would disappear, but also space and time. However, physicists theorize that from the state of nothingness, the universe began in a gigantic explosion about 16.5 billion years ago. This theory of the origin of the universe is called the Big Bang Theory. The Big Bang Theory does not explain how the universe began. The theory only explains how the existing universe could have developed.[1] (emphasis mine)

In a quote from one of the leading scientific magazines one of our foremost theoretical physicists and cosmologists said:

“The observable universe could have evolved from an infinitesimal region. It’s then tempting to go one step further and speculate that the entire universe evolved from literally nothing.”[2]

It is tempting to ask what sort of **evidence** could be produced by nothing. Could such a theory be empirically proved correct or incorrect? While it would be illogical to demand evidence from however many billions of years ago it was supposed to have taken place, other than the fact that the universe exists, is there any empirical evidence that nothing produces something? Has anyone, anywhere, ever had the experience that something just appeared to them out of nowhere? What **evidence** do we have that such a thing is even possible? If no one anywhere at any time in history could point to such an experience, how could we possibly conclude such a proposal is scientific?

In contrast, the Bible teaches that God created the universe not ex nihilo, as many theologians suppose, but out of “something” that is not seen (Hebrews 11:3). What that “something” is, is not made clear, but it is not physical matter that we are able to observe or detect with scientific instruments. Nevertheless, the Bible makes no such claim that the universe was made out of nothing. The fact is that the Big Bang Theory violates known laws of physics that operate today. But, often ideology is not interested so much in truth as it is to fortify its own worldview. This is what I hope to show in this new theme concerning the many forms of evolution­­—namely that it violates known laws and needs to be reevaluated on the basis of its being first an ideology—a worldview—and not scientific inquiry.

[1] HBJ; General Science, 1989, page 362

[2] Alan Guth, P. Stelnhardt;  Scientific American, May 1984; page 128

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Posted by on July 21, 2013 in The Big Bang, theory of evolution


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One response to “The Big Bang

  1. Vlad

    July 21, 2013 at 19:10

    Here is one theory that makes theory about nothing verifiable. The smallest thing (that constitutes matter) which we can actually verify is a quark. It is postulated that smaller than that are strings, which aren’t even matter. So the Universe is made of nothing; the big nothingness that produced Nothing is still among us… around us… in us… Wwwooow!!!


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