Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 month ago

Is God behind the big bang?

What physicists Stephen W. Hawking and Roger Penrose proved in the 1960s, is that time cannot extend back indefinitely. As you play cosmic history backward in time, the galaxies all come together to a single infinitesimal point, known as a singularity-almost as if they were descending into a black hole. Each galaxy or its precursor is squeezed down to “zero size”. Quantities such as density, temperature and spacetime curvature become infinite. The singularity is the ultimate cataclysm, beyond which our cosmic ancestry cannot extend.

Re Wikipedia link that suggests the most common models the universe.. etc.

Based on heisenberg's uncertainty principle -

it’s impossible to simultaneously fix position and momentum. it’s also impossible to simultaneously perfectly define time and energy. I.e. the more tightly we try to define the time window for the behaviour of a quantum oscillator the less certain we can be of it’s energy state in that time window. On extremely short time scales a quantum field exists as a blure of many energy states. In a vacuum the most likely state in that blur is the zero energy vacuum state however we find that the field finds itself with enough (vacuum) energy to create a particle seemingly out of nothing. We call these virtual particles and they seem to be the machinery under the hood of all particle interactions in the universe at least as described by quantum field theory. 


Paul Dirac’s idea of antimatter gives us a picture that you can actually creat matter i.e. electron and anti-electron (-positron) pairs appearing out of the vacuum..So the vacuum goes from being seemingly nothing to being a place teaming with matter antimatter creation and one might say that according to quantum mechanics a vacuum (-is not nothing but filled with virtual particles living on borrowed energy and borrowed time and we know they are there because of Willis Lamb’s experiments in 1948

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that detected their affect on hydrogen atoms) can produce equal amounts of matter and antimatter and somehow some matter was left behind. The matter and anti matter that annihilated produced radiation that gave rise to the heat of the Big Bang that we see today in the form of the microwave background radiation. The little particles that were left behind is what makes galaxies, stars and planets. 

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The problem is that the quantum conservation laws must be obeyed so most virtual particles are created in particle anti-particle pairs but the ultimate price is that virtual particles can exist only for the instant allowed by the Heisenberg uncertainty principle and the higher the energy/mass of the particle the less time it can exist. This means there’s a limit to how long virtual energy can exist and travel which intern makes the strong nuclear force a very short range force.

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 It would only possibly explain the existence of particles with almost zero mass..

Secondly but most important we can trace the history of the universe back to the first instant after the Big Bang, when the cosmos was unimaginably hot and dense and expanding. But here is where the laws of physics break down, and with them our ability to reconstruct what came before, if it’s even proper to speak of a “before” (if space and time are emergent properties, how does one define precisely their absence?

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).  This space outside of the universe (though it’s misleading to call it a “space” - the complete lack of space and time and quantum fields). The absence not just of matter and energy, but the conditions necessary for being. Now there are several problems with the hypothesis that the universe can create itself, or an unstable nothing will produce the universe. it’s obvious this is not a scientific explanation of an actual nothing producing something 

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but a hypothesis that unstable fluctuations in a quantum state could produce space-time and matter. it only reinterprets these quantum fluctuations as an absolute nothing because it lacks any matter or space-time but that is not an explanation of how absolutely nothing could produce something. All it’s doing is drawing from a phenomena that happens in physics of fluctuations of energy contained in a vacuum produced virtual particles.

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. Prior to the creation of space-time no space existed which would be needed to contain such a vacuum so the same natural processes could not be responsible for creating our physical universe (space-time). One would have to infer a timeless quantum flux of information without energy or a vacuum would need to occur to begin space time. But still this is not an absolute nothing.. nothing in reality an actual nothing is not only the absence of space-time

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and matter but also a quantum state, laws of physics and information. By definition an actual nothing cannot produce something.

So we know that there is an emergent of time-space and matter with underlying information processes But where could this information and matter come from if there was no space prior to the Big Bang and no time for natural processes to play out?

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  • 1 month ago
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    No, the BBT is pseudoscience that never happened.

    It's just something made up to support the deep time hypothesis.  It has numerous problems that scientists more or less sweep under the rug.  For example, we are told that energy converted into the matter we all see.  Well, if that's the case, we should see equal amounts of matter and anti-matter, but we don't.  At best, they create clever stories to account for the scientific evidence against the failed theory.

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  • 1 month ago

    Stephan Hawkins knows nothing. 

  • Time is a dimension of the universe.  Extrapolating our current observations suggests that the universe started with a singularity at the beginning of time.  God is what exists, permanently and unconditionally in contrast to the observably temporary universe.  The universe could only have come into existence if there was some permanent framework into which it could exist.  Where was big bang if there was no "where"?.  When was big bang if there was no "when"?

    Religion tells us what God is like and whether anything is required of us.  An anthropomorphic image of God as an old man with a beard snapping his fingers to bring the universe into existence, is not helpful.

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    1 month ago


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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Something we do not know equals "God" does it? Just like back in the day when lightning and thunder was God getting angry. FFS.

  • 1 month ago

    Big bang proves gods are men creations ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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