Monday, October 31, 2016

Gang Bang vs. Big Bang: The Crazy Conservative Defends the Ultimate Scientist


I know this is a bit of my regular beaten path, but I get into arguments with atheists about creation among a number of other issues. So, after some thought, I figured I would throw in my own Theory of Everything. To begin with most of the people that claim to be atheists are just people with some animosity toward God. But, this is for the genuine atheists who, for the most part, think themselves too intelligent to believe in God. Also, I am limiting this to God the Creator, there will be no discussion of ethics or morals.

In the beginning, according to the Big Bang theory, there was nothing. Then gravity caused nothing to become so dense that it imploded and the resulting explosion caused the universe. Impossible, even for scientists, it defies the laws of physics. For there to be gravity there has to be mass, or matter, if you prefer. Nothing by its very definition is a negative- an absence of matter. Physics also tells us that matter can not be created or destroyed. As scientific explanations go, the Biblical explanation is by far and away superior because it assumes the existence of matter in the heavens, they were just without form. Another hole in their theory is that there was some starting point from which the explosion occurred and the newly created universe began to expand. Expand into what? Something cannot expand into nothing, it must expand into space which is something. Scientists once thought of space as a vacuum but now believe that it has form, what they call black matter. It is more reasonable to believe that the matter that is the universe has always existed and coalesced into larger bodies that exert gravity upon one another.

There is also the issue of randomness. Atheists seem to believe that the universe occurred randomly, without any pattern, yet patterns are evident throughout the entire universe. If you look at it in its entirety, the universe is a cosmic ballet set to a beautiful symphony of physics (Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be describing physics as a symphony!) It is far more reasonable to believe that there is a design to all this rather than it being the product of chaos.

People need to be able to understand things in some contextual framework. However, there are some things that we, as mere mortals, are inadequate to understand. We put things into temporal (time) paradigms so that we can understand them better. Also we think of things in terms of size. Concepts such as infinite escape us although we understand the meaning of the term. The universe has no spatial dimension. There is nothing at the "far side of the universe" because there is no far side. There is also no such thing as time in a universal sense. Ultimately, it is inconsequential how big the universe may be- we're never going to make it out of our own solar system, much less our galaxy. Perhaps we'd be better off worrying about how to fix problems here rather than how to get somewhere far, far away.

Time is a convenience, nothing more. What use does God have for time, He and the universe have always been here. The universe did not begin at 3:15AM on a Tuesday 10 billion years ago. Always is another interesting term that we are incapable of understanding. We feel compelled to put an age to everything. What difference would it make to know when the universe began (if theoretically it did). What could we possibly do with the information except amuse ourselves. Although time may aid us in getting to work on time, in a universal sense it is useless.

The reason that the laws of physics work is because it is how God has designed the universe and everything in it to work. The same can be said of biological laws and any other "natural" laws. There is a grand design to the universe orchestrated by a grand designer. There is no chaos, only an inability of humans to understand all that is God. Like time and space, God is another concept that our minds are incapable of grasping the enormity of. If you were to ask me "is God this, or that?" I would answer yes, and more. Because an individual might not have the capacity to understand something it does not mean that the thing doesn't exist. Ultimately, we don't need to understand God...He understands us.

Now, for the fun part. While contemplating time and space, something occurred to me. Instead of a big bang that got everything started off, maybe there were a series of smaller bangs. Based on the premise that the universe has always (there's that word again) been here, isn't it possible that these implosions have been going on all the time (and still are) on a smaller scale- a Gang Bang theory, as the happen continuously throughout the universe. What we know about black holes is threefold: One, they come in various sizes, some large enough to swallow a galaxy. Two, they distort whatever they swallow up. Three, they exert an enormous amount of gravity. Isn't it possible that the purpose of black holes is exert enough gravity to swallow (I apologize for not having a more scientific term) up heavenly bodies of whatever size (stars, galaxies or whatever) and expel a new solar system, galaxy or whatnot-a new "creation." No one has ever observed what comes out of a black hole; or perhaps we have and don't know it.

I hope this has been helpful or at least mildly amusing. Remember, although I may be crazy, I try not to be too stupid. At least I thought about it. My answer to this, like everything else- God did it! Thanks for reading...please let me know what you think...it's got to be at least as good as what I can come up with.

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