People have contemplated many different theories about the creation of the world. There are two versions that rival each other and those are the religious and the scientific version.
You don’t just get a universe from nothing, it doesn’t just appear from thin air. One of the biggest religions in the world, Mormonism, better known as mormons, believe that our whole planet was made in six days by a man they call, God. It is almost impossible to think that one man created earth, all it’s beings, all its foods, its plants, its animals, and so much more just like that. There is so little proven, and so much unproven that it’s hard not to ask the question of: “Is any of it really true?” Greta Christina wrote one article in Alternet that has a lot of great points, one of the many being: “The proof comes from prophets and religious leaders, who supposedly hear these voices and are happy to tell the rest of us what they say. It
This paper looks at the Big Bang Theory. It examines the history of the theory and the scientific ideas on which it is based. It also examines some of the evidence proving the Big Bang and addresses some of the more common arguments against it.
Throughout history, science has always faced challenges from outside groups who work to mold science to their beliefs, ignoring evidence and commonly held facts. Following in the legacy of the flat world and an Earth centered Universe, young Earth creationists bend science to fit their explanations of the Earth’s origin and timeline. Evidence for the ancient age of the Earth is present in every discipline of Earth science and directly refutes claims made by young Earth creationists. It is important to examine these claims and rebut them, as their denial of proper scientific understanding hampers progress and has wider implications for the future of our society.
There have been many theories concerning what the universe looks like, how it became this way, and where it is going. The most popular theory that people hold today is that the universe began when all the matter ever present in the universe was contained in a tiny speck and that spec exploded. This is known as the Big Bang. This theory has developed a great deal since it was first conceptualized and continues to evolve today. Many different scientists have had a hand in this.
Astronomers believed the Universe was created about 14 billion years ago. During that time, the entire Universe was inside a bubble that was thousands of times smaller than a pinhead, and it was insanely hot and dense. Out of nowhere this little bubble started expanding. This expansion created what we know as the Universe. In such little time the Universe went from the size of an atom to the ginormous galaxy we have that is continuously growing.
The most recent saying of the Big Bang is that it exploded. The Big Bang was a little dot somewhere in the universe. In the middle of the dot there was a lot of heat. It was really hot that the people that study the big bang say that it exploded because of the heat that was in the middle. They are also saying that that space is what it is expanding. People who study the Big Bang say that there is something out there in space that is making the universe expand but they do not know what it is.
This class has been very informative in obtaining a better understanding of the young-earth/old-earth debate. I enjoyed the lectures, readings and videos and gathered enough information to share with the next individual. There are a few questions I have and would like to get further information on. One question is why is there a comparison of the Big Bang theory and evolution to God’s creation of the earth. Why does the world have two different views of how the world was created? From my understanding the Bible defines exactly how the world was created in the book of Genesis yet some individuals still challenge and find the words of the bible to be untrue. Young-earth vs. old-earth is described as young-earth being created by God in six twenty-four
As a theist, the idea that a supreme being who creates and sustains the universe is confirmable. In a way, scientific theories, such as the Big Bang Theory, support the previous statement – not that a living, conscious God created the universe but that someone or something ignited the formation of a macrocosm. Also, “someone or something” sustains it. In 1929, American scientist Edwin Hubble confirmed that galaxies are moving distant from the Earth; in other words, the universe is expanding. This
The “young earth creationist” perceptive is the result of a historical-grammatical reading of the description of the early Earth in the Bible or the Islamic Qur’an, which both contain similar accounts of a six-day creation, Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, and Noah’s flood (Biblical
Some Christians firmly believe that the universe has arisen completely through a miraculous act of God and completely reject scientific theories. This is called ‘creationism’. Another attack on scientific arguments is the ‘First Cause’ theory introduced by Thomas Aquinas. Aquinas once quoted that “the universe couldn’t have simply sprung from nothing”; therefore, one is forced to reach the conclusion that it is caused to exist by something. The ‘big bang’ is not accepted, as this is not answering what caused this to happen. After a series of questioning, most reach the conclusion of God.
If someone could tell you the answer to how it all began, how our world was created, why we exist, would you want to know? Modern Science has made some pretty impressive discoveries about our universe. As stated by George Smoot, a cosmologist at the University of California at Berkeley and winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in physics, “I think we all know where we came from and how we fit into the world, but some of us need to know how it all works in great detail.” While some people believe testing these theories is a trial of faith, there are others who know that discovering how the universe was created is within arm’s length. According to most religions, the universe and everything in it were created by God, but, on the other hand,
The topic selected for the following comparative essay is, “Original creation of the earth (nebular hypothesis vs. six-day creation).” This essay will discuss the key points and differences found in both of the creation theories. The young-earth six-day creation view will be compared against the secular nebular hypothesis. For introductory purposes the definition of the two theories will be provided as follows: the nebular hypothesis can be defined as, “A great cloud of gas and dust begins to collapse because the gravitational forces that would like to collapse it overcome the forces associated with gas pressure that would like to expand it” (The Origin of the Solar System). Contrary to that, the six-day creation theory propose that the writings in the book of Genesis state the Earth was created by God in six literal days. This essay isn’t meant to prove one of the theories correct, only to provide the proof for yourself to decide which theory to believe.
The beginning of time and the universe began with the Big Bang. This was an explosion that started the expansion of the universe. In the most basic sense, the standard model is simply the idea that every bit of the matter and energy in the universe was once compressed to an unimaginable density. In the big bang, the material exploded outward into the formation of matter that we see today. Shortly after this event everything in the universe was very dense and very hot. It was only until 500,000
it is important to understand what Big Bang Theory (BBT) is and is not. Contrary to the common perception, it is not a theory about the origin of the universe. Rather, it describes the development of the universe over time. This process is often called "cosmic evolution". Over the last several decades the basic picture of cosmology given by BBT has been generally accepted by astronomers, physicists and the wider scientific community. However, no similar consensus has been reached on ideas about the ultimate origin of the universe. This remains an area of active research and some of idea current ideas are discussed below. That said, BBT is nevertheless about origins