Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Fwd: Big bang

I don't think that the big bang theory is intended as proof of the non-existence of God.  Science is in the business of describing how things happen but not why.  I am sure that there are many who believe in both.  

Based on the evidence, the big bang likely happened, but I have heard of other theories.

​Belief in God, however, doesn't necessarily mean belief in the traditional religions.

If one has no understanding of science, then people assume that the workings of the universe are due to magic.  As more things get explained, the realm of magic becomes less and less until maybe all we have remaining is a creator.  Some would prefer to dismiss any role of the supernatural altogether.  So this leads to religion becoming a matter of philosophy and belief as to whether existence requires a creator.

I think that we are hard wired to believe in religion.  It is a natural instinct and maybe a survival skill.  But since we are wired this way, I think that this makes people susceptible to bogus ideas.  Breaking away from this requires that people be objective, which is something that we are not particularly hard wired to do.  

Best wishes,

John Coffey

On Wed, Feb 4, 2015 at 11:46 AM, Grant wrote:
When I first read about the Big Bang when I was still in Jr High, Fred Hoyle a just starting to waiver on his steady state theory.  At that time it was believed to have originated from one location depicted in Discovery Magazine as smaller than a golf ball.  Last I heard this was changed to originating everywhere in the universe simultaneously.  There's still a lot of problems with the theory including increased expansion rate which is not consistent with how we view explosions.  Bottom line:  No one apparently knows, so we've been unable to prove or disprove it.  We just keep changing the model. My philosophical view is that it's hardly a proof that God doesn't exist nor has he ever, as one theoretical physicist would have us believe.


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