Chapter 7: Creation of the Universe
Scientists tell us the Universe was created 13.8 billion years ago.
- It is impossible to look at the Universe and not be impressed―even for Charles Darwin.
- Darwin said: But I may say that the impossibility of conceiving that this grand and wondrous Universe, without conscious selves, arouse through chance, seems to me the chief argument for the existence of God, but whether this is an argument of real value, I have never been able to decide… This follows from the extreme difficulty or rather impossibility of conceiving this immense and wonderful Universe, including man with the capacity of looking far backwards and far into futurity, as the result of blind chance or necessity. When reflecting I feel compelled to look to a First Cause having an intelligent mind in some degree analogous of that of man; and I deserve to be called a Theist.
- The Universe follows the laws of science.
- Stephen Hawking observed: One possible answer is to say that God chose the initial configuration of the Universe for reasons that we cannot hope to understand. This would certainly have been within the power of an omnipotent being, but if he had started it off in such an incomprehensible way, why did he choose to let it evolve according to laws that we could understand? The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order, which may or may not be divinely inspired.
The Big Bang theory was originally proposed in 1931.
- In 1927, Monsignor Georges Lemaitre, an ordained Roman Catholic Priest, discovered a family of solutions to Einstein’s field equations which described an expanding Universe.
- In 1929, Edwin Hubble discovered the Universe was expanding.
- In 1931, Lemaitre published his “Hypothesis of the Primeval Atom.”
- Lemaitre theorized that if the Universe was expanding, and if we look backwards in time, it would be shrinking. It would continue to shrink until it could shrink no more―into a single point or a “primeval atom” or a “cosmic egg.”
- His theory began to be accepted by scientists and became known as the “Big Bang theory.”
- It is now the most commonly accepted theory for how the Universe began.
- This chapter discusses some basic elements of the Big Bang theory.
This chapter answers the question: Does the Big Bang theory eliminate the existence of God.
- Lemaitre, the father of the Big Bang theory, toured the United States telling audiences that there was no conflict between religion and science.
This chapter examines three events of the creation showing the necessity for God being there.
- The first event was the creation of matter.
- To create an ounce of matter requires 30 to 40 times the energy released from the atomic bombs used in World War II.
- Where did all of this energy come from?
- Dr. Paul J Steinhardt, the Albert Einstein Professor, at Princeton University tells us the source of this energy was obtained by forcing the Gravitational Energy negative.
- Up to now, scientists have not been able to duplicate this source of energy.
- Apparently God knows how.
- The second event was the creation and placement of Dark Matter in the galaxies.
- Scientist Fritz Zwicky (1898-1974) determined there are not enough celestial bodies in the galaxies to provide enough gravitational forces to prevent Solar Systems located at the end of the spiral arms from tearing away from the galaxies.
- This observation was confirmed by Stephen Hawking.
- Scientists cannot see this matter and have given it the name of Dark Matter.
- At the present time, scientists do not know what Dark Matter is or how it is distributed in the galaxies, but it is needed to keep the galaxies together.
- When the galaxies were created, someone or something needed to know that Dark Matter was required. Who was that someone?
- God was the only one around―Chancey or chance would not know anything about Dark Matter.
- The third event was the creation and placement of Dark Energy
- Scientists believed that eventually the Universe would stop expanding and then it would start to collapse back into the primeval atom. In the 1990’s scientists believed that if they could measure the expansion rate of the Universe at two different times, they could calculate when it would stop expanding.
- When they made their measurements, they learned that the expansion rate was not decreasing, but was in reality increasing.
- The only way the expansion rate of the Universe could increase was to have an energy source to provide the necessary energy.
- This source of energy is called Dark Energy.
- At the present time, scientists do not know what Dark Energy is or how it is distributed.
- When the Universe was created, someone or something needed to know that Dark Energy was required to prevent the Universe from collapsing back onto itself. Who was that someone?
- God was the only one around―Chancey or chance would not know anything about Dark Energy.
This chapter discusses all of these events in great detail showing that someone had to be there during the creation of the Universe.
- Someone who understood the enormous amount of energy that would be required to create all of the material―and be able to obtain that energy from some source.
- That someone also needed to know about Dark Energy, and Dark Matter; what they are; be able to create them; know where to place them; and have the ability to place the Dark Energy and Dark Matter.
- That someone was God; he was the only one there. God is the greatest scientist of all.
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