It was the first day at community college. I had found a seat at the lab bench, and the lab manager opened up our first chemistry lab with safety rules. The first one:
“Now class, be careful. Nothing could blow up at any moment and turn into something.”
What? You don’t believe it? I’m glad you pointed out that nothing can’t explode and turn into something. Anyone with common sense knows that. Good job poking a hole in that argument. That’s what I did too. When I brought it to her attention, my teacher luckily corrected her statement so that it was more plausible. Here’s how it went:
“Now class, be careful. There’s this one thing that’s made up of different things that could rapidly expand and turn into something completely different all by itself.”
Doesn’t this explanation make more sense? And if you’re wondering, my lab teacher really didn’t say either of these things…because 1) nothing can’t explode and 2) one thing made of different things can’t rapidly expand and turn into something else.
The Big Bang Theory is taught in schools as fact and many scientists believe it to be how the world came into existence. However, as people come along, find holes in their logic and challenge the theory, their story has had to evolve. At first, it was nothing that exploded (except that it’s a proven scientific fact that “nothing” can’t explode, because, well…it’s nothing). After years of defending the theory that nothing exploded once and formed everything, bending all scientific rules to do so, the story eventually changed to something (containing everything) rapidly expanded and created something totally different…I love how they’re so vague in their explanations.
They’ve added things such as inflation – a hypothetical hyper-expansion, which would have had to expand far faster than the speed of light (which is about 186,282 miles per second) (1). To put the speed of light into perspective, the earth’s circumference is roughly 24,860 miles. Going the speed of light, you could circle the earth about 7.5 times in one second. That is super fast. So to have a hyper-expansion is a little over the top, and there is no independent evidence that inflation really happened (1).
Another thing required for the Big Bang Theory to have happened is a perfect ratio of inhomogeneity (where matter in the early universe needed dense regions, mixed with less dense regions) (1). The thing about this, though, is that it would have to have been perfect (1). Too many inhomogeneities would have resulted in nothing but massive black holes (1). Too few, and none of what you see around you would exist either (1).
The Big Bang Theory is just that…a theory. When tested by science, the logic fails. Yet they persist – cosmologists have been altering the fine details of this theory to match the data they find (1). That doesn’t seem like good science to me…especially when you teach the Big Bang Theory as fact in schools. (And, hello, theory, by definition, is NOT fact).
In the words of the comedian, Mark Lowry, the Big Bang Theory is like taking apart your watch, placing all of the parts into a bag and shaking it for 6 billion years. At the end, would you expect to be able to pull out a working watch that is running exactly on time? The video containing this skit is below, and the analogy begins at 1:43, if you want to skip ahead (but the whole thing is good):
If you don’t have enough faith to believe that could happen, then have you really taken a look at the Big Bang Theory? I certainly don’t have that much faith!
Look around you. The building you’re in had an architect and a builder…it was created. Look at the device you’re reading this post on. It had a creator. Look at your clothes – they had a creator, too. So why is it so hard to believe that our world had a Creator? If you claim that it’s impossible for the world to be created in six days by God’s command…then how is it more plausible to believe a story like the Big Bang Theory that keeps changing over time? Creation hasn’t changed. It’s always been: God created the world in six days.
Over the course of the next few weeks, I’m going to be taking common doubts about creation and explaining how they are, in fact, true. But the main reason to believe the Bible account of creation is that God can’t lie (Numbers 23:19, Titus 1:2, & Hebrews 6:18). To say that the Bible account of creation is incorrect, then you are calling God a liar. Click here for part 2!
If you are not 100% sure that you’ll go to Heaven when you die, now is the time to repent and put your trust in Jesus Christ. If you have any questions or doubts about your salvation, click here to learn how you can be saved!
- Answers in Genesis. Big Bang: The Evolution of a Theory. https://answersingenesis.org/big-bang/big-bang-the-evolution-of-a-theory/
- Mark Lowry skit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDGYf0FHzmo