Genesis begins with “In the beginning God …”. But those who deny the creation of the Universe by God, the self-existent Creator, as described in Genesis–the book of beginnings–the first book of the Bible, would very much like to eliminate the beginning itself.
I have reported before on various attempts to eliminate the beginning, even a big bang beginning in a singularity.1,2 Those who do attempt such a thing, think if they can find a mathematical description by way of some quantum gravity theory then it must also follow that the Creator is not needed and that that somehow eliminates Him. As an example of this the following was stated in 2015 on the Phys.org news site in relation to some theoretical research, which I have previously reported1 on, but it is worth reiterating. It was stated that
The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein’s theory of general relativity. The model may also account for dark matter and dark energy, resolving multiple problems at once.3 (emphases added)
The desire is there for an eternal universe because it eliminates the Creator. What is interesting in this case is that it also intends to eliminate the need for dark energy and dark matter, which I have long said are fudge factors. There is no laboratory evidence for their existence; they are only invoked in cosmology and astrophysics because the standard model just does not describe what we observe without them. This is an admission that that is the case.
The other big big bang problem is the singularity itself. No one has a clue about the physics that should have operated if the fictional singularity was once reality. The mathematical descriptions used in modern cosmology—developed from Einstein’s general relativity—just don’t work when time and space no longer exist as is believed to be the case in the alleged singularity.4
Although the Big Bang singularity arises directly and unavoidably from the mathematics of general relativity, some scientists see it as problematic because the math can explain only what happened immediately after—not at or before—the singularity.
“The Big Bang singularity is the most serious problem of general relativity because the laws of physics appear to break down there,” Ahmed Farag Ali at Benha University and the Zewail City of Science and Technology, both in Egypt, told Phys.org.3 (emphases added)
The unbelievers rely on maths–the mathematics of some quantum theory–where they try to develop a viable quantum gravity theory for the Universe. The goal is to eliminate the singularity because of the necessary beginning it requires for the Universe. Then there are those Bible believers who have said that the big bang itself is described by the Genesis 1 account, in some allegorical fashion.5 But where will they be when the standard cosmology community adopts an eternal no-singularity universe?
However I think the main lesson to take from these type of musings is that “scientists” are no closer to finding the truth about the origin of the Universe than they were 100, 200 or 400 years ago. Just because they have PhD’s and can manipulate their mathematical theories, in no way does it mean that the theories they produce correctly describe the Universe we live in. It does show however their desire to rid themselves of the Creator, who they would otherwise need to yield to if they admitted He created the world and all that it contains.
- J.G. Hartnett, An eternal big bang universe, February 26, 2015.
- J.G. Hartnett, Rainbow gravity means an eternal universe, July 16, 2015.
- L. Zyga, No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning, February 9, 2015.
- J.G. Hartnett, The singularity–A ‘dark’ beginning, July 15, 2014.
- J.G. Hartnett, The big bang is not a Reason to Believe! May 20, 2014.