April 18, 2013

A Drooler's Guide To The Universe

Steve Hawking is no doubt a brilliant man, but human intelligence is simply no match for the Omnipotent, the Omniscient Primary Cause who is the Master and Creator of All. In His Infinite Wisdom and Patience, the Lord gave Hawking an opportunity to offer a free lecture, "The Origin of the Universe," recently at the California Institute of Technology. Thank God it was free as it would be a travesty to pay for this crap.

Hawking took a few obligatory cheap shots at religious beliefs and then dissected a few secular theories:
He noted that many people still seek a divine solution to counter the theories of curious physicists, and at one point, he quipped, “What was God doing before the divine creation? Was he preparing hell for people who asked such questions?”

After outlining the historical theological debate about how the universe was created, Hawking gave a quick review of more scientific cosmological explanations, including Fred Hoyle and Thomas Gold’s steady-state theory. This idea hypothesizes that there is no beginning and no end and that galaxies continue to form from spontaneously created matter.

Hawking said this theory and several other ideas don't hold up, citing recent observations by space telescopes and other instruments.
Go ahead, set 'em up. Jesus just knocks 'em down, sorta like a Cosmic game of Whack-A-Physicist.

But let's cut to the chase. What astounding evidence did Hawking deliver to relieve us of the millenia old beliefs that the Universe was created by God? Hawking gives us the M-Theory.
M-theory posits that multiple universes are created out of nothing, Hawking explained, with many possible histories and many possible states of existence. In only a few of these states would life be possible, and in fewer still could something like humanity exist. Hawking mentioned that he felt fortunate to be living in this state of existence.
Possibly the "Em" in M-theory is shorthand for "Enema" 'cause that's where your brains went if you believe this stuff.

The Universe we live in is incredibly complex and vast beyond comprehension. Our minds just cannot grasp it. True, we use models to explain what we hold as truth and in a true scientific experiment, the model is tested time and time again to see if the results are consistent.

Nothing that Hawking or any other scientist/atheist can posit meets this criteria. Yet, they hold in great derision people who accept biblical truth and incorporate it into their world view.

Mankind can do amazing things. Not to disparage Mr. Hawking, he and many of his colleagues are truly brilliant, but it is his arrogance and that of so many others that blinds them to God's truth. Pride indeed goes before a fall.

Pictured above is a representation of the Universe as it would look from a vantage point one billion light years from Earth. A light year is the distance that light travels in one year at 182,000 miles per second - about 6 trillion miles. Those tiny dots are galaxies! Most scientists figure that the visible Universe is about 13.4 billion light years in size. That's how far they think they can see with modern instruments. But they say it is expanding (Hubble figured that out due to the red shift of stars).

How can there an almost limitless number of galaxies containing billions of stars themselves that were created from .... nothing? A singularity? It's just a concept, no one can prove that one ever existed. It is a mere model, just like the hockey stick climate model that is getting a righteous drubbing.

Just how do we wrap our minds around something that cannot be measured? We use analogies. Try this:
The Hubble Ultra Deep Field image is one of the most amazing images taken in human history. Over the course of nearly 4 months, this $1.5 billion of human ingenuity gathered light from the farthest reaches of space, the telescope focused on a 0.0016 Inches Squared area of the night sky and what it found was incredibly shocking to say the least, the image seen below contains approximately 10,000 galaxies, at about 100 billion stars per galaxy, that is a breathtakingly large number of suns in such a small patch in the sky.

Just how big is 0.0016 inches? The average human hair is one millimeter in thickness; a mustache hair is wider at about 2 mm. One millimeter is equal to 0.047 inches. So, just how big was the area of the sky where all those galaxies were seen? Split an average human hair 29 times. That's how big. A human hair is 29 times wider than the area of sky examined in the Hubble Deep Field image. Or do a mustache hair fifteen times, take your pick, but you'll find 10,000 galaxies containing 1,000,000,000,000,000 stars. How many stars is that, I dunno, a thousand trillion? Give Obama another term as President and our national debt will be the only thing close in size.

And just where did all these M-Theory  multiverses, universes and plain old space come from? For if there was a Big Bang there was a beginning. If there was a beginning, Someone or Something had to begin it. And that Someone or Something had to have resources and capabilities greater than the Creation that was formed.

They really have no idea how big the Universe is, nor how it came to be. That is something that will eventually be revealed to us in its entirety - in God's time.

1 comment:

Kid said...

Nice description Sig. Yea, nothing like big picture,