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Monday, May 4, 2015

Logic, Speculations, and the Big Bang

Some people put their faith in science as the ultimate source of truth (Scientism). Worse, some Christians rely on science to prove their faith in God. Both groups are in a heap of trouble when the scientific claims have to be revised, and the Christian who does this is hurting himself because his faith is to be in the only real truth, the Word of God. I disremember how many times I've heard something like, "The Big Bang shows that there is an origin of the universe, so there's a God. Checkmate, atheists!" Checkmate? Nah. I wouldn't pay it no nevermind.
Current ideas about the Big Bang, inflation, the multiverse, and so on are based on circular reasoning and bad logic. Christians have no business using the Big Bang for evangelism, here's why.
Original unedited image credit: NASA/WMAP Science Team
The Big Bang hypothesis has changed many times over the years, and is quite a bit different from the original. Some things look good on paper until you realize that they are based on assertions and presuppositions, which make for a flawed foundation.

The current trend is to proclaim the "multiverse" based on "inflation". Why are they using these variations? Because observable evidence keeps causing cosmogonists to revise their ideas. The emphasis is based on quantum fluctuations, an extrapolation of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, circular reasoning, and a corral full of bad reasoning.
Abstract
Many Christians today embrace the big bang theory as an avenue for evangelism. They reason that a big bang origin of the universe naturally leads one to conclude that there must be a Creator, thus opening the door for sharing the gospel. However, there is a growing belief that a quantum fluctuation gave rise to the universe apart from God. This belief is based upon several speculative and probably incorrect ideas concerning physics, but it appears to be the direction that big bang cosmogony is headed. If big bang evangelism ever was effective, its window is rapidly closing.

The Reason for Belief in an Eternal Universe
Christians who believe the big bang model frequently argue that if the universe had an origin, then there must be a transcendent Creator. Indeed, the implication of a Creator was the main reason why so many cosmologists and astronomers opposed the big bang model for many years in the middle of the 20th century. Many scientists chose to believe in an eternal universe rather than the big bang origin primarily because an eternal universe avoids the need of a Creator. However, the 1965 discovery of the cosmic microwave background convinced most scientists that the big bang was the correct origin model of the universe. Consequently, the big bang model has been the dominant cosmogony for nearly a half century, so today few people are aware of that early opposition.

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