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Bad News For Big Bang Proponents

Bad News For Big Bang Proponents
July 08, 2014 |Tom Olago
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The Higgs Boson, also known as “the God particle,” detected in 2012 and confirmed in 2013, was widely heralded as a key to understanding the origins of the universe. However, scientists with King’s College in London announced in June 2014 that Higgs boson physics cannot account for the universe’s existence, in what is considered to be a major setback to the secular Big Bang theory.

These developments were covered in a recent report published in Christian which further reported that the scientists came to this conclusion after modeling the hypothetical conditions of the universe immediately after the Big Bang. Robert Hogan, a physicist with King’s College, reportedly told LiveScience: “During the early universe, we expected cosmic inflation—this is a rapid expansion of the universe right after the Big Bang…this expansion causes lots of stuff to shake around…if we shake it too much, we could go into this new energy space, which could cause the universe to collapse.” Hogan’s findings were due to be presented to the Royal Astronomical Society for review in June.

LiveScience elaborated: “What the scientists found was bad news for, well, everything…the newborn universe should have experienced an intense jittering in the energy field, known as quantum fluctuation. Those jitters, in turn, could have disrupted the Higgs field, in essence rolling the entire system into a much lower energy state that would make the collapse of the universe inevitable.” Based on these findings, incorporating “the God particle” into the Big Bang model only made matters worse, leading to the final conclusion that these findings prove that the Big Bang theory is a flawed model which cannot account for the origin of the universe.

The Christian report also references other researchers who arrived at the same conclusions independently. For instance, Dr. Danny Faulkner, an astronomer with Answers in Genesis, says the Big Bang theory has repeatedly conflicted with observational evidence: “When we hear the term big bang theory, many people assume it was conceived in its present form and has remained unassailed ever reality it is a very pliable model. Several assumed variables in the equations have been changed to make the numbers match new findings. Today’s big bang model little resembles the one your grandfather learned, and it is likely to continue morphing. Are these improvements, or just rescuing devices?”

According to the same report, Drs. Jake Hebert and Jason Lisle with the Institute for Creation Research similarly propose that a belief in God—not the Big Bang theory—is ultimately foundational for understanding the universe’s existence, suggesting that God may simply have chosen to set the masses of all particles, now known scientifically as the Higgs field. They concluded: “The fact that such physics is possible or even meaningful would only make sense in a created universe that is controlled by the mind of God anyway. The study of how God upholds the universe today is the very essence of science.”

This is not the first time either that the secular Big Bang theory proponents have painted themselves into a corner. In an article published in earlier this year, Leslie Wickman wrote: “The prevalent theory of cosmic origins prior to the Big Bang theory was the “Steady State,” which argued that the universe has always existed, without a beginning that necessitated a cause. However, this new (gravitational waves) evidence strongly suggests that there was a beginning to our universe. If the universe did indeed have a beginning, by the simple logic of cause and effect, there had to be an agent – separate and apart from the effect – that caused it. That sounds a lot like Genesis 1:1 to me: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth.”

Wickman further reported that atheist-turned-agnostic astronomer Fred Hoyle, who coined the term “Big Bang,” famously stated, “A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a superintellect has monkeyed with physics. "As Hoyle saw it, the Big Bang was not a chaotic explosion, but rather a very highly ordered event – one that could not have occurred by random chance.

So does the Big Bang theory hold any water at all? Three PhD qualified researchers have concluded that even those who assert that there was a Big Bang, but that God initiated it, are still stretching the truth because the Bible suggests otherwise. In their article titled ‘The Big Bang theory – a Biblical critique’ published in Apologetics, Branyon May, Bert Thompson and Brad Harrub argue strongly in favor of the following observations from the scriptures:

1. Creation was accomplished through divine fiat, not by a “chaotic explosion.” God’s design, and method, of creation are evident: “By the word of Jehovah were the heavens made, and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth” (Psalm 33:6). God spoke, and by His utterance, creation occurred. Nowhere in the Genesis account (nor anywhere else in Scripture, for that matter) is reference ever made to some sort of “primeval explosion.” 
2. The Bible and evolutionary theories paint very different pictures of the creative process. In the Big Bang scenario, there was an explosive beginning, which was marked by the slow and gradual collection of matter that eventually formed the stars, Sun, Moon, Earth, etc. Furthermore, the Big Bang teaches that the Sun was formed long before the Earth, which makes the Earth a relative newcomer to the solar system, compared to the Sun… The Bible thus teaches that the Earth and the sidereal heavens (minus the heavenly bodies that now reside in them) were created first , while the Sun, Moon, and stars were created later on the fourth day of Creation (Genesis 1:1,14-16). This quite obviously places the Sun’s creation after that of the Earth, while, once again, the Big Bang Theory advocates exactly the opposite. Those who are sympathetic to evolutionary cosmology purport that God was the Initiator of the Big Bang, but then allowed the creation of celestial and terrestrial objects to follow their “naturalistic” course. But again we ask: Is this what the Bible says? Hardly. The Bible designates both the design and the order of Creation (Genesis 1 and 2)—neither of which correlates with the Big Bang Theory. And that brings us to our next point...
(3) Even a small child recognizes the difference between fire and water. When the initial, infinitely small singularity of the Big Bang erupted, it allegedly sent a primeval fireball hurtling outward through space. Estimated to be at a temperature of 1032 degrees Celsius, the fireball expanded, slowly cooled, and eventually coalesced into the planet Earth. How, exactly, does this compare with the Biblical account? Genesis 1:1-2 records that the Earth, from the moment of its creation, was enshrouded with water. Is there any difference between a beginning in fire and a beginning in water? If so, then there also is a difference between the origin that the Big Bang offers and the origin that the Bible presents.

In view of all the evidence disproving the Big Bang and pointing to intelligent creative design, why do so many still cling desperately to such weak and unproven theories that, in the words of Dr. Danny Faulkner, are in constant need of “rescuing devices”? Cherily Nottaway offers the apt explanation through the blog

“Ever wonder why secular “science” is constantly changing, contradicting itself, after claiming adamantly that their models are the only way, and after trying to make creationists seem like fools? Why do their new findings constantly contradict “sure” old ones? When the foundations are bad to begin with and faulty, should we really expect them to stand? My hope is that they will get the right foundation of the word of God, which takes humility, and stop trying to erroneously explain away things…their numerous faulty new theories in support of their secular evolutionary mindset is only an attempt to try to escape the fact that they too are sinners before a Holy God, that they cannot depend on their intellect and craftiness to save them, and that Jesus Christ is the only way to be saved, and the only way to know God the Father. They do not want to admit that God’s word, the Bible, is true because they know inside the consequences.”

Evolutionists, Big Bang theorists, atheists, secular humanists and others of their ilk should take note of God’s warning to them while they are still alive on earth with the opportunity to embrace truth:

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse (Romans 1: 20). Or as the Psalmist would put it: The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork (Psalms 19:1).


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