18 March 2014

Scientists Claim Evidence of So-Called 'Big Bang'

The Milky Way galaxy. Photo: Wikimedia
In an article titled, "Scientists find cosmic ripples from birth of universe," Fox News reports:
Astronomers have discovered what they believe is the first direct evidence of the astonishing expansion of the universe in the instant following the Big Bang -- the scientific explanation for the birth of the universe some 13.8 billion years ago.

Scientists believe that the universe exploded from a tiny speck and hurled itself out in all directions in the fraction of a second that followed, beginning just 10 to the minus 35 seconds (roughly one trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second) after the universe's birth. Matter ultimately coalesced hundreds of millions of years later into planets, stars, and ultimately us.

And like ripples from a ball kicked into a pond, that Big Bang-fueled expansion caused ripples in the ancient light from that event, light which remains imprinted in the skies in a leftover glow called the cosmic microwave background.

Scientists still don’t know who kicked the ball.

But if confirmed, the newfound ripples would be amazing proof of what has long been mere theory about what happened in those first millionths of a second.

(Source)
The article goes on to explain how this discovery was made, and includes just enough scientific jargon to impress, and perhaps even bamboozle, the average reader. But perhaps the most curious and amusing statement of the article is that "Scientist still don't know who kicked the ball."

Oh, I know! Me! Pick me! I know the answer!
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.

Then God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” God made the expanse, and separated the waters which were below the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so. God called the expanse heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.

Then God said, “Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so. God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good. Then God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them”; and it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good. There was evening and there was morning, a third day.

Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also. God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good. There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.

Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.” God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good. God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.

Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind”; and it was so. God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good.

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to every thing that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food”; and it was so. God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
(Genesis 1:1–31)
There now, wasn't that simple? Doesn't that seem far more plausible than the explanation that a tiny speck exploded (A speck of what? And from where did that speck come? What are the origins of the speck?) and then "Matter ultimately coalesced hundreds of millions of years later into planets, stars, and ultimately us"? Is it not significantly easier to accept that this vast universe was created, that the Creator has spoken and that, consequently, that Creator is worthy of honor? Oh, but perhaps it is not so easy to accept after all:
Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. (1 Corinthians 1:20–21)
Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become foolish, so that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God. For it is written, "He is the one who catches the wise in their craftiness"; and again, "The Lord knows the reasonings of the wise, that they are useless." (1 Corinthians 3:18–20)
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. (Romans 1:18–21)
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4 comments:

  1. As blind as these scientists are, they still prove the Scriptures correct when it describes their condition & motives

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  2. Your logic is impeccable because it is truth. Their logic is contrived and contorted to fit their world-view. Anything but God, ANYTHING else is acceptable. Sort of like the evolutionists.

    I love John MacArthur's construction of the big-bang theorists: Nothing X Nobody = Everything

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  3. Only God has the whole story, He gave us the best start however. Give this new theory a few years and the world will put it on auto-ignore and it will then fade away like Phrenology, Piltdown man, and Adelphia cable.

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  4. I could never wrap my arms around the "speck" part. A massive mass perhaps... the universe has a lot of material. Why 99% of our solor system's mass is in the sun. The rest of the mass is the planets and other material floating around. So I don't understand the speck part of the theory unless it is a relative term or it literally meant 2 atoms going nuclear. But I understand the formation of stars, and the generations of stars that went super-nova and slammed together other atom which over time gave the universe all the elements that we have on earth and probably more that we haven't discovered yet. I also have come to understand that we have been revealed certain facts and have been able to ascertain a bit of understanding of the physical characteristics of the creation around us and that we are only able to do that through the mind that God gave us.

    Evolution? Hmmm... but I do wonder sometimes about the Garden and the serpent and when the Lord told the serpent that it would crawl on its belly for the rest of the days. Was God halting evolution at that point? Should we expect to know how things developed during the creation? I can live with a ~14 billion year old galaxy. It make sense. Galileo certainly made sense about the planets orbiting the sun despite the fact that churchianity yearned to burn him at the stake for heresy.

    When Cain killed Abel and was banished to Nod.... who were those people living in Nod that came to rule over and where did they come from? Is the bible a history of Adam and Eve and their descendants or a history of all the peoples in the world. God did create the Heavens and the Earth perhaps his special formation of Adam was the beginning of a line established to give us, all of us, a savior. If ye be of Christ then ye be as Abraham and heirs to the promise. This establishes inclusion of everyone whose choice puts them under the Abrahamic Covenant. And that is important.

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