Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Did the Big Bang Just Get Gonged?

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The Big Bang?

According to the Big Bang Theory, the universe was born almost 14 billion years ago, at a time when allegedly all the matter that exists today was once squeezed into an incredibly dense, incredibly tiny, ultra-hot point called a "singularity." This tiny, but incredibly dense fireball then exploded, giving rise to the beginning of the known universe.

The idea of "the singularity" came from a combination of Einstein’s theory of General Relativity, which describes how mass warps space-time, and another called Raychaudhuri's equation, which predicts the convergence or divergence of objects over time. Going backward in time, according to these equations, all matter in the universe was once in a single point — the Big Bang singularity.

BUT, according to researchers, there have always been pesky little problems with that theory, like the fact that the laws of physics are actually broken before that singularity is ever reached.

According to a new theory that was explained in a paper published on February 4th, 2015, in the Journal Physical Letters B, the universe was never a singularity, in fact, the universe may have no beginning at all.
"Our theory suggests that the age of the universe could be infinite," said study co-author Saurya Das, a theoretical physicist at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada.

Not sure what this does to the "accidental Universe....accidental creation" theorists, except that they'll probably have to go back to the drawing boards.

What's kind of funny is that science has steadfastly been agnostic. It has NEVER provided evidence that there IS, or IS NOT a God, or "Creator." Leaving atheism firmly in the SAME camp as all other theisms/religions. ALL firmly ensconced as faith-based belief systems. Interestingly, religious people have little problem accepting that their views are faith-based, but atheists, for some reason...DO. Atheists seem to believe that "science backs up their beliefs," but the science continually seems to disagree.

Interestingly enough, a majority of scientists believe in some form of diety, so the idea of claiming that "science supports atheism," any more than it supports any other theism, is simply not so. At this time, there's little evidence on either side.

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