Thoughts On The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory of the origin of the universe has become widely accepted both among scientists and in society.  There is even a popular American TV sitcom on CBS called The Big Bang Theory.  However, the theory is not universally accepted by scientists and it has in no way been proven.

Here’s a quotation from world-famous astrophysicist George F. R. Ellis: “People need to be aware that there is a range of models that could explain the observations (concerning the origin of the universe) . . . What I want to bring into the open is the fact that we are using philosophical criteria in choosing our models. A lot of cosmology tries to hide that.”

One philosophical idea used in choosing scientific models of the universe is the irrational presupposition that the natural world is all that exists.  This anti-supernatural prejudice causes scientists to put their thinking and observations into a box and to attempt to explain everything, even creation, by natural causes alone.

But even the Big Bang theory fails to explain creation by using natural causes.  Instead it assumes (by an act of faith) the pre-existence of a dime-sized “singularity” (something undefinable that scientists say singularly contained all the building blocks of all matter and all energy everywhere) that somehow began to self-expand (or self-explode) to include and/or create everything that exists.

However, nature, the natural realm, and natural laws cannot be used to explain the beginnings of the universe because before the universe began there was no nature.  Thus, the very idea of the creation of the universe points to the supernatural, something beyond nature, which The Big Bang theory irrationally assumes doesn’t exist.

Perhaps it is time that we stop using scientific theory as way to exclude the living God from our thinking, our culture, and our lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I like to look and think outside the box. I have written two books: Mindrobics: How To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life and Your Sperm Won--Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I lead a non-traditional church in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the early church come to life in our time.
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11 Responses to Thoughts On The Big Bang Theory

  1. Kat Huff says:

    To begin at the very beginning, “the Lamb slain before the foundation of the world.”

  2. Kat Huff says:

    Now, if we not think in terms of time, but reality, we will see that the Lamb slain was before there was a before, and we may see that all of creation, seen and unseen, expresses Him, since the beginning, He Is the expression and Life of creation. All of time is His, not just when He came in the flesh, but all time is His time, because time is in Him. Time seems to confuse humanity, because time itself is a creation, created in Christ. To understand Reality, we see Him as the matter of Life in all things, the Lamb slain BEFORE time was conceived in Him. That is the beginning of the picture. Thought of the day! :-)

    • Steve Simms says:

      Thanks for the deep thoughts! Christ is more real that the material world because the material world is passing away and will one day be no more. However, the living, resurrected Jesus Christ is eternal.

  3. Bob Green says:

    I enjoyed your article, but the constant PI is still 3.14159… if the universe exists or if nothing exists. Any circle that comes into existence has a ratio of Circumference to Diameter equal to PI. No other value is possible. You may enjoy the book “The Origin of the Universe – Case Closed”. I find it to be compelling. It has easy to follow math in the Appendix to back up its claims. It is hard to argue with math! It’s an easy read with many pictures.

  4. Glenn says:

    I Stumbled upon your blog…You misrepresent what science says about the big bang. We say that we can only deal with actual evidence and that there simply isn’t any evidence available from before the BB. You say that god being always was and always will be answers every one of these questions and thus effectively box yourself in from ever discovering any other answer.

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