Big Bang believers: Would you call your faith in the Big Bang blind faith, or informed faith?
There is no option that does not require faith.
- JeannieLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
Informed! Have you studied the Big Bang theory? It is science that can not be refuted. Even those in the sciences who do not want it to be true because of the implications can not deny it. And it frustrates them beyond belief. I love going to debates on this issue. Darwinist Richard Lewontin put out a complete written confession, and acknowledges that Darwinists accept absurd "just so" stories that are against common sense because of their prior commitment to materialism. Darwinist explanations are "counter-intuitive" Even Richard Dawkins put out some half hearted explanation. In trying to explain why they believe against common sense even though the forensic and observational evidence says other wise.
- Brigalow BlokeLv 78 years ago
The theory is a scientific theory because it supported by several lines of evidence. I am not going to bother to recount them, since you would probably reject their reality in any case. If you actually cared to investigate, you would find the evidence and arguments listed on Wikipedia and elsewhere.
You probably you have been told it is supposed to be the origin of the Universe. This is the popular and wrong idea. It is what is thought to have happened a very short time after the origin. Therefore it does not put a creator out of the question. Another false idea is that it says the Universe formed from nothing. It does not say this.
Your second objection is probably that it claims the Universe is billions of years old and you "know" that the Universe is less than 10,000 years old.
However an absolute minimum age for the Universe can also be determined quite independently from the spectra of white dwarf stars, which indicates their temperatures by a straightforward equation known for more than a century. The temperatures of these observed objects is an indication of their age since objects in a vacuum cool at known rates, and these stars show ages of several billion years since they became white dwarfs. So you will have to dispose of that as well.
Such measurements are again consistent, though older with measurements of the ages of Earth, Moon and meteorite rocks of some 4.54 billion years obtained, quite independently of big bang or white dwarf measurements. Attempts to render that idea false have been made and ignored for decades, since the attempts are based on nonsense and lies.
- godlessLv 78 years ago
Faith is just the excuse that religious people give each other for believing ideas that are not rational.
A scientific theory is a unifying concept that explains a large body of data. It is a hypothesis that has withstood the test of time and the challenge of opposing views. The Big Bang Theory is supported by extensive empirical data. There is no reliable data supporting the some-god-did-it hypothesis, and especially not the Yahweh-did-it hypothesis.
Six prominent facts supporting the Big Bang Theory are:
** The red shift of almost all galaxies, getting greater as their distance increases.
— This shows that the galaxies are flying away from each other, at greater speeds at greater distances.
** The cosmic microwave background radiation.
— This is a remnant of the radiation from the Big Bang, and has cooled over time to the exact temperature predicted.
** The variations in the cosmic microwave background radiation.
— These variations fit theoretical predictions, and were caused by quantum differences near the start of Big Bang.
** The proportions of the lightest elements and isotopes.
— This helps show that the calculations for nuclear interactions immediately following the Big Bang are correct.
** The changes in galaxies as we look further away (and thus back in time), with distant galaxies more primitive and having fewer heavy elements.
— This shows some of the changes in the universe since the Big Bang, and confirms the deep time of the universe.
** The change in the apparent speed of type 1a supernova as we look back in time, with distant supernova exploding more slowly.
— This shows that the light has been stretched out by the expansion of space over billions of years.
Positing a god to supposedly answer a question solves nothing. It just stops you from asking more questions.
For more, watch the video at the 1st link - "A Universe From Nothing" by theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss, read an interview with him (at the 2nd link), get his new book (at the 3rd link), or read an excerpt from his book (at the 4th link).
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- numbnuts222Lv 78 years ago
Its the current model of the start of the universe and it has a lot of evidence to back it up.
If someone comes up with a better model which fits the evidence better then I have no doubt that people will switch to that. We aren't emotionally bonded to the big bang theory.
Religious faith requires you to believe in something despite having no real evidence, and if the evidence goes against that faith you either ignore the evidence or do mental gymnastics to fit it to your religious beliefs
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- RicardoLv 78 years ago
The big bang has been PROVEN to 10^-35th of a second. THAT is not faith. "Belief" in magic and magical creation of the universe DOES require faith. It helps if you have the slightest idea about which you speak.
- Anonymous8 years ago
Since when was the big bang being true an opinion? It's been proven so many times now that it's an established fact. An established fact that was actually first figured out by a catholic priest.
- TomoLv 68 years ago
"There is no option that does not require faith"
Faith is belief without evidence, there is plenty of evidence for the big bang cosmological model.
- Anonymous8 years ago
The Big Bang is a well-tested scientific theory, which is widely accepted within the scientific community as being the most accurate and comprehensive explanation for the full range of phenomena astronomers observe.
- 8 years ago
If something is informed with evidence, there's no faith necessary.
Given your arrogance however, you clearly believe that every, single scientist on earth that accepts the BB (about 99% or so) are all dead wrong and you are the right one.
- Anonymous8 years ago
Supported by rock solid evidence like the Cosmic Background Radiation.
Things with actual evidence don't require faith.