Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Common sense tells us (and any non-physicist) that the Universe could not be created ex nihilo.
That is, if the Universe is the totality of existence (reality), it could not have sprung from an infinitely small “atom” as conjectured in the Big Bang Theory.
There would have had to be something into which that Big Bang atom could “explode.”
Mentally we can’t envision the supposed void that physicists propose the Big Bang atom was surrounded by when it generated.
Moreover, from whence did the Big Bang atom derive?
Even if we accept the postulations of the Big Bang physicists, we can’t account for the creation of the primordial “atom” that gave birth to the Universe we inhabit.
Of course, if the Steady State Theory of the Universe remained viable, that is acceptable, as is the theological position that God is internal, infinite, and brought the Universe into existence from nothing – into the existence that is God itself, the “body” of God as conjectured by Teilhard de Chardin (and others).
The expansion of the Universe doesn’t presuppose a burst of cataclysmic energy, especially from a pinpoint source.
Expansion of the Universe that we can perceive could be an exhalation of the Universe for the time-frame we’re part of, and the Universe will contract eventually as the Vedic accounts have it.
Expansion is not necessarily intrinsic to the Universe.
And we’ll be exploring the physicists’ mental aberration about the Big Bang even more, upcoming….