We will examine the failures of the big bang theory as a viable option in a 5 part series of articles. This is delivered with the understanding that the Big Bang’s shortcomings could be made into a longer series, or even a semester long class, but this will hopefully highlight what you must believe in for it to occur. We will specifically look at how it fails in each of its stages.
First a definition:
1) The rapid expansion of matter from a state of extremely high density and temperature that according to current cosmological theories marked the origin of the universe.
2) a theory in astronomy: the universe originated billions of years ago in an explosion from a single point of nearly infinite energy density – (Merriam-Webster)
3) An effort to explain what happened at the very beginning of our universe…Prior to that moment there was nothing; during and after that moment there was something: our universe. The big bang theory is an effort to explain what happened during and after that moment. According to the standard theory, our universe sprang into existence as “singularity” around 13.7 billion years ago. What is a “singularity” and where does it come from? Well, to be honest, we don’t know for sure… – (www.big-bang-theory.com)
Please notice in definition 3 the use of phrases like, “effort to explain”, and “we don’t know for sure”. There are many of these when you consider the science. More I found were, “a theory deducing the cataclysmic birth of the universe”, and “leading explanation of how the universe began”. After http://www.space.com states it as their leading theory, they begin with statements like this: “In the first second after the universe began, the surrounding temperature was about 10 billion degrees.”
10,000,000,000 degrees. Stated as fact. And when they teach children natural sciences in school, these numbers, these “facts” are taught, remembered, written down, and tested on. 10 billion degrees. 13.8 billion years ago. Make no mistake, since it is the “best explanation” science has, it is taught as truth. If not taught, the prevailing question asked by science professors is, “Well, what are you going to replace it with?”
The Big Bang Theory is mostly based on math, red shift, waves found in space, and lots of assumption. If you can find a text book that gets specific, you will find that “nothing” packed tightly together and then exploded outward containing hydrogen and helium into frictionless space. If space was full of anything else, it wouldn’t be the beginning, so logic dictates this moment of nothing at all to something. The spontaneous generation of matter. It is interesting to note, the person who made it popular was George Gamow, who was a science fiction writer in 1948. It is unfortunate that science fiction has taken such a strong role in what we force our children to learn. He campaigned using cartoons, which he stated really helped sell the theory.
So you take these huge numbers, 13.8 billion years, 10 billion degrees… and nothingness explodes out. Over the next several articles we will look at the assumptions that must take place for this to end up as a universe. Today is step one:
The actual big bang explosion:
1. You are asking people to believe that a tiny bit of “nothing” blew up and created all matter. This is based on theoretical extremes and calculations. Nothing more. and it sounds like the fairy tale that it is.
2. Nothingness cannot pack together. It has no way to push itself in close, and no barometer for density, as it contains no parts. Looking out into a void, how would one imagine a single point of nothingness gaining density. Just this alone rails against physical laws.
3. A vacuum has no density. It is stated that the singularity was dense before it exploded, but a total vacuum is the opposite of total density.
4. There is no ignition. No fire if no match. As we all know from studying actual science, a fire needs three things to exist: Fuel (there is none), flammable gas (there is none), and heat (which would be caused by the friction of nothing, so in essence, none could exist). Couldn’t be chemical, because there were no chemicals. They surmise the event would have been nuclear, but if you have no atoms, you cannot have a nuclear blast.
5. No way to expand nothing.
6. Nothingness cannot produce heat. Intense heat supposedly caused nothingness to turn to protons, neutrons, and electrons… but a vacuum in the extreme cold of outer space cannot get hot by itself. It would be purely magic if an empty void changed itself to matter. Again, we have no energy source for this to occur.
7. Technically speaking, the calculations of what needed to happen are too exacting. In layman’s terms, it means the math is too perfect. The narrow mathematical limits of a singularity’s expansion are such that its too narrow to have happened. R H Dickey wrote gravitation and the universe,and in it he states that if the expansion was .1 percent faster it would have gone too fast, and if .1 percent slower it would have re-collapsed.
8. Roger L St Peter in 1974 developed math stating that if a big bang happened, it would collapse forming a theoretical black hole, and could not have happened. In essence you would have one theoretical action swallowing another one.
9. The theory states that anti matter would have to be created in equal amounts. what is well known to physicists is that there is not enough anti matter in the universe, and that antimatter immediately destroys matter, therefor would have destroyed any matter created, again theoretically.
So before getting out of the gate in our secular dependence upon explaining everything sans-God, there are certainly some issues with the ridiculous moment that nothing exploded out to start forming the universe with a few sub atomic particles. When examined closely, and with reason, it does not, and should never hold water. But as Gamow said, cartoons may help.
List compiled and arranged from: Chapter 2 of The Evolution Cruncher, Vance Ferrell.
8 thoughts on “Faith in the Big Bang; Part 1”
Ok I will go through your arguments 1-9..
1) Nobody is asking people to believe in something. This is the theoretical answer which lies upon lots of math and physics.
2) Nothingness can not pack together? Well you do not need to imagine it.
3) Lets be clear, science does not know exactly what happened at the instant of Big Bang, those things that you found are best explanations so far.
4) Your analogy with fire is horrible. Anyway quarks were “created” by big bang and quarks sticked together into atoms.
5) There are differences between nothing and singularity.
6) The same thing, maybe nothingness can not produce heat, ok.
7) So what? Is there a problem when something is exacting?
8) — I do not know anything about that.
9) This is famous problem in physics that is not solved yet.
The big bang is a moment of great mystery since neither general relativity or quantum mechanics is able to deal with actual infinities. But right after the moment most things are well known, the temperatures can be calculated as time can be calculated.
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Thanks for the great information
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