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.