“You may find it hard to believe God could make
everything from nothing. But the alternative is
that nothing turned itself into everything.” 1
Make that a colossal “BIG BANG”!!!
Voila! At that ancient instant, our Universe allegedly created itself!
The explosive idea of the creative power of celestial fireworks took root in the phrase “hypothesis of the primeval atom,” coined in 1927 by Georges Lemaltre. The Belgian priest looked back in deep time to “a day without yesterday.”
Successor Big Bangers speculate that somewhere in the deep time past, within the amorphous haze of a subatomic world of “quantum foam,” 2 a cataclysmic explosion of a hot, dense, miniscule “dot,” no bigger than a period at the end of a sentence, activated a chain of events that supposedly evolved every star and planet in our universe. As the theory goes, hydrogen and helium were dividends of the initial bang.
Tied to an interpretation of quantum mechanics, the idea portrays a magic moment having occurred spontaneously 13.82 billion years before the present. Side-stepping any attempt to picture conditions prior to the conjectured explosion, the ancient date is viewed as a kick-off point for the formation of protons, neutrons, and electrons, which launched an inflation which allegedly created all matter composing our universe.
Stephen Hawking expressed reservations.
“The odds against a universe like ours emerging out of something like the Big Bang are enormous. I think there are clearly religious implications whenever you start to discuss the origins of the universe.” 3
The blinding paradox is just how a particle dot of quantum foam could have given mass to giant chunks of matter, self-creating billions of bright, burning fireballs, parading perpetually in space in some good-luck sequence of universal order, each pre-loaded with fuel powering indefinite existence.
The unproven philosophical idea cites quantum laws although seeming to rely on unproven suppositions. Did quantum laws predate the universe? If not, did the Big Bang create quantum laws?
Or the ultimate issue: “Did the Big Bang actually occur?”
Assumptive answers under the science banner borders on the theological. Without chemical evolution being proven as absolute fact, any theory of self-creating biological evolution lacks any scintilla of substance.
Thanks to the predictable routes traveled by billions of sparkling sky diamonds, mathematical calculations can plot the time and place of cosmic orbits with uncanny precision, whether dipping multi-millenniums into the past or far into an uncharted future. Humans navigate directions and calculate time by looking to the sky where stars carve repetitive paths through dark oceans of universal space.
The concept of an explosive force creating order out of nothingness is a head-scratcher for earthlings. Explosions witnessed on Planet Earth rip matter apart, strewing shredded fragments of rubble, helter-skelter in disorganized trash heaps.
Surviving witnesses of the horrific bang that split the atom above Hiroshima in 1945 would testify the explosion didn’t improve the landscape of their city.
The atomic bomb’s devastation changed world history. So the inevitable question, “If the atom can be split by humans, can the sciences of physics and mathematics devise methodologies that could explain reversing the process so as to successfully create atoms from invisible particles?”
This is an excerpt from a chapter of the 2016 Edition
of “Three Days Before the Sun”, now available
from leading online retailers.