The Big Crunch
How Science Again is Proving the Existence of God
The random things I find on the internet….
A cyclic model of the universe is designed to solve some of the seemingly unsolvable problems of the Big Bang and inflation models. “It allows us to go beyond the Big Bang, but without any kind of magical philosophical issues,” says Stephon Alexander, a professor of physics at Brown University, and the co-inventor of an inflation model of the universe based on string theory. “Because time has always existed in the past.”
Scientists have proposed a cyclic model that could work mathematically in a few ways. Steinhardt and Turok’s model of a cyclic universe is one of them. Its core principles are these: The Big Bang was not the beginning of time; there was a previous phase leading up to it, with multiple cycles of contraction and expansion that repeat indefinitely; and the key period defining the shape of our universe was right before the so-called bang. There you would find a period of slow contraction called the Big Crunch.
So, instead of a beginning of time arising out of nothing, the cyclic model allows for a long period of time in the lead-up. It claims to fix the same problems as the inflationary theory did, but builds even further. For one thing, the existence of time before the Big Crunch removes the singularity problem — that undefined number. It also utilizes string theory and quantum fluctuations.
It’s an interesting theory to say the least, that the universe is little more than a cycle of universes that recycles itself every trillion years or so. But of course there is one question about this that I just can’t shake from address.
What caused the cyclical nature of our universe?
Now, scientists and people who deny the existence of the divine will tell make some scientific explanation of why this continues to happen over and over again. Admittedly, there may very well be. Much in the same way there are those who think we are living in some sort of computer simulation.
But as far as the scientific explanation goes, the Big Crunch has the same problem with the Big Bang; what caused it? How was the entire universe in what amounts to one spot before a massive explosion spread it across the universe.
The question you should ask is not what caused it. But Who?
It seem to me that the most likely cause of the Big Crunch or the Big Bang is God. There is no other logical explanation for something starting to exist out of nothing. We even have a book explaining exactly how it happened:
In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth and the earth was without form or shape, with darkness over the abyss and a mighty wind sweeping over the waters. Then God said: Let there be light, and there was light. God saw that the light was good. God then separated the light from the darkness.
You should read the whole thing.
Science often tries to deny the existence of God. And yet every time, science provides us with more about proof about God’s existence.
Maybe, just maybe, the Bible has other answers science can learn from…