Cosmology Creation/evolution History

Cosmic Evolution–Myth or Fact?

BB historyWhat is the big bang really all about?  Pick up any science magazine or astronomy book and you would think it is all proven. But you would be really wrong.

They say 13.8 billion years ago there was a big bang. Nothing exploded and that filled the Universe with hot gas.

The universe burst into something from absolutely nothing—zero, nada. And as it got bigger, it became filled with even more stuff that came from absolutely nowhere.

(April 2002 Discover Magazine)

In spite of the fact that we call it the big bang theory, ah, it really says absolutely nothing about the big bang.  Ah, it doesn’t tell us what banged, why it banged, what caused it to bang.  Ah, it doesn’t even describe — it doesn’t really allow us to predict what the conditions are immediately after this big bang.

(Alan Guth Ph.D., Victor F. Weisskopf Professor of Physics at MIT, Before, Meanwhile and After the BIG BANG — (M-Theory),, 11 September 2007.)

From that, stars began to form after the big bang banged and the Universe expanded. Then, about half a billion years after the beginning, galaxies allegedly formed from stars.  No one knows how this happened and fictitious dark matter had to be invented–because there is no Creator–to get that to happen with only the laws of physics, ie. gravity. They invoke some strange type of matter that only gravitates, but cannot be observed with light or any other type of telescope. It has just the right properties that allow stars and galaxies to form, overcoming the otherwise impossible hurdles set by the normal laws of physics, which God has made. Dark matter then becomes sort of a proxy for a creator, which in some absurd way is the universe itself.

But in a September 18, 2013 news article entitled “Has the Big Bang theory been busted?” I quote (emphasis added):

WHAT if we told you the Big Bang was a myth?

That’s right. Everything we know about the universe may be wrong.

Cosmologists have speculated that the universe was created after a star collapsed into a black hole – a theory that helps to explain why it seems to be expanding in all directions.

The Big Bang theory suggests that the universe was created from a single point in the universe but despite years of research, nobody yet knows what triggered the eruption.

It also fails to explain why the Universe has an “almost completely uniform temperature.”

There does not seem to have been enough time since the birth of the cosmos for it to have reached temperature equilibrium,” researchers explain in the scientific journal, Nature.

Their solution to these problems is ‘… that the universe is a three-dimensional “membrane” floating through a four-dimensional “bulk universe”.’ They invoke higher dimensions and string theory to explain how their universe began and why it is. It is an appeal to science fiction because for the past 40 years string theory has gone on without a single experimental test or astronomical observation to verify some prediction. I once asked Prof.  James Gates (Toll Professor of Physics and Director of the Center for String and Particle Theory at the University of Maryland) what he would say if no verifiable test of string theory was ever found. He answered that he would have just wasted the last 40 years of his life.

Read the rest of the article yourself. It is an appeal to pixies in the bottom of the garden. It is a desperate effort to find a solution to a model that should have been discarded a long time ago. But it cannot be discarded because it is all they have. God forbid they would allow creation by a Divine Being, according to the biblical history. A priori, God, the Creator, has been excluded and they appeal to materialismscientism, the modern-day religion–for the answer.

Really this is just a “god of the gaps”. They need string theory, pure mathematics, to answers their big questions.

The rest of the alleged story is that from the dust formed around a star at the centre of a condensing solar nebular, the Earth formed, and eventually cooled 4.6 billion years ago. Then 3.8 billion years ago life formed in the ocean near some deep ocean vent or somewhere like that, and, poof, we have life. This then evolved according to the Darwinian myth to form all life on Earth.

8552-toonHere’s another myth.

In a September 26, 2013 article entitled “How Did Life Begin? –New Theory on the Origins of Life on Earth & Other Planets” it is written (emphasis added):

The question: How did life begin on Earth is one of the big unsolved questions humanity has always asked.

A mathematician has come up with the answer. The article states,

Nowak believes that “the same principals [sic] governing complex life forms must have been present at the earliest, simplest molecular levels otherwise the origin of life would depend on an unlikely collection of disparate random events.

Of course it is easy to say that since we see life now in the Universe. Nowak says,

“prelife was not a primordial soup of chemicals, but an active generative phenomenon in which mutation and selection were already acting on molecules. Only when some of them began reproducing, out competing the others, did life begin.”

This is an appeal to a type of dark matter again. Maybe it is of a different sort, but a ‘god of the gaps’ nevertheless.  It is invoking some unknown stuff that has the right properties that life just had to evolve from it. So since there is no way to explain life arising from just chemistry by random chance, you suppose that the mechanism to make life was there in the beginning in the first place. It is story telling, and that is where myths begin.

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By John Gideon Hartnett

Dr John G. Hartnett is an Australian physicist and cosmologist, and a Christian with a biblical creationist worldview. He received a B.Sc. (Hons) and Ph.D. (with distinction) in Physics from The University of Western Australia, W.A., Australia. He was an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award (DORA) fellow at the University of Adelaide, with rank of Associate Professor. Now he is retired. He has published more than 200 papers in scientific journals, book chapters and conference proceedings.