The Big Bang Contradicts Physics, not Religion

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  1. jblogreviewer says:

    I don’t think that the big bang contradicts physics. It just hasn’t been fully explained by physics. You are using a God of Gaps argument here.

  2. Toby Katz says:

    The Big Bang hasn’t been “fully explained” by physics?! It hasn’t been explained AT ALL!

    It is clearly a theory of yesh me’ayin — creation ex nihilo — and more compatible with a belief in a Creator than with a belief in scientism (the religion of secularism).

    Either belief system is just that — a belief system. There is no way of proving one way or another how the universe began. However, the idea that it did have a beginning was initially a shock to secular scientists, who had believed for centuries that the universe just always was, and did not have a beginning. When they found out that the universe did have a beginning, they went into a tailspin from which they have not yet recovered. (Hence such fanciful “explanations” as the multiverse theory — in which our universe is just one of many, and was birthed by a previous universe, etc etc — which pushes the beginning so far back as to no longer be a problem — so they imagine.)

    The so-called “god of the gaps” argument is a kind of intellectual posturing, a waving of the hands, and means nothing. It’s a way of discrediting and condescending to religious thinkers without actually making any argument. Like all other religious believers, I believe that G-d created everything, not just the things science cannot explain. He’s not a “god of the gaps” — he is the G-d of everything. Even those things that science can explain cannot REALLY be explained, in the most profound sense of the term, without recourse to one of these two statements:

    1. There is a Designer/Creator
    2. There is no Designer/Creator — everything that exists ultimately just happened by chance.

    Both of those are FAITH SYSTEMS. Neither can be PROVEN. There is EVIDENCE for both faith systems but the evidence for number 1 is stronger.

  3. Bob Miller says:

    The creation or creation process has to be considered separately from the completed created universe. The latter is made to run in large part according to physical laws. The former is a miracle, so what can be said about laws that would apply to it?

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