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“Big Bang” Issues
According to the plot of the movie “The Fugitive,” pharmaceutical company Devlin MacGregor had discovered that their new wonder drug Provasic (RDU-90) was dangerous and potentially lethal. Knowing that the future of the company depended on the success of the drug, they falsified the test results and got the drug approved by the FDA. Then they launched a crusade to sell the wonder drug. Rather than admit the danger, Devlin MacGregor committed the worst kind of fraud that put lives at risk.
In 1929, astronomer Edwin Hubble discovered the universe was expanding. This discovery contradicted theories of the scientific community related to the big bang. They were convinced that gravity was causing the universe to collapse. This fit with the theory some scientists had advanced that the universe had expanded and then, through the force of gravity, contracted some unknown number of times in the past in a yo-yo fashion. This, of course, would put the origin of matter so far back in time that they could not be expected to explain the origin of matter.
Then in 1998, scientists discovered the universe was not only expanding, but that it was expanding at an ever increasing rate. For big bang proponents, this was like a pharmaceutical company learning that their wonder drug was potentially lethal. There was no way that a big bang taking place roughly fourteen billion years ago could explain the universe expanding at an ever increasing rate. At first glance, it looked like the only natural causes theory for the existence of the universe had been proven false.
Did proponents of natural causes and the big bang announce that they had discovered facts that brought the big bang theory into question? They did not. Instead, they announced the discovery that the universe is full of dark energy and dark matter that explain the inexplicable. How did they know dark matter and dark energy exist? The only answer they could give is that they must exist because the universe is expanding at an ever increasing rate and that is the only explanation if the big bang is true.
Did anyone consider it was time to rethink the entire natural causes view of origins. Apparently not. Is it possible that some in the scientific community thought about that? It is hard to believe on one did.
Today dark matter and dark energy are spoken of as though there is no doubt of their existence. No one has seen any evidence of their existence except that the universe is expanding at an every increasing rate which could not be true if the universe originated by a natural causes big bang. No instruments have detected dark matter or dark energy. What has always been viewed as empty space is not described as a universe full of the dark matter and dark energy.
Why compare the campaign to establish the presence of dark matter and dark energy with a fictitious case of fraud by a pharmaceutical company? After all, no one is put in danger by coming up with the dark matter and dark energy theory, right? That is not true if the Bible is true. Human beings who accept the natural causes view of origins ignore the message of the Bible. According to the Bible, this puts their eternal life at stake. Devlin MacGregor could kill people physically. The natural causes view of origins endangers peoples’ souls.
And There’s More: The ever increasing expansion of the universe is not the only problem with the big bang theory. It is the latest and it is huge, but the big bang theory has a litany of issues to overcome. These include:
The natural causes community knows the big bang theory had serious problems before the expansion of the universe issue surfaced. Given that development, honest seekers for truth could be expected to announce that the big bang theory is shaky at best and that many significant issues need to be addressed before anyone trusts the big bang theory as a basis for any significant life decision. Sadly, that level of honesty has not been displayed. On the contrary, efforts to sell the natural causes view including the big bang theory have escalated with an implication that those who do not accept that the big bang is factual are lacking in education, in intelligence, or both. This is unworthy of the scientific community given the prestige and influence they have in America.