COSMOLOGY is that branch of physics which is concerned with the large scale structure, the origins, and the destiny of the universe. If proof is to found of a conscious creator spirit anywhere in science it would be here.
But first, look at what proofs of God we have lost to science.
For centuries the action of a conscious creator has been called out to explain things for which human reason had no adequate explanation. Then science stepped in and discovered that the system works perfectly according to newly understood natural laws. So a theory of God's intervention...is simply no longer required.
Who holds the planets in their orbits?
God? No, says Isaac Newton, gravity.
Who could possibly design the incredible array of life? God? No. Evolution says Darwin .
Who strikes out with lightning? Displays rainbows? Eclipses the sun? All acts of God science can eventually relegate to various mechanical explanations.
Atheists derisively call this the "God of the Gaps" and have predicted his imminent disappearance as science's grasp of nature's ways grows. So far atheist materialism has been winning. But...
when it comes to cosmology science is profoundly in the dark. And...this time...a conscious creator may be the best scientific explanation for their quandary. Let me explain:
When a Catholic priest named LeMaitre calculated correctly that our expanding universe must have begun in a single point of near infinite density many contemporaries saw this point of creation as proof of a divine Creator.
LeMaitre distanced himself from such a theory, since he rightly deduced that this event alone did not provide proof of the consciousness of a creator.
But the more scientists studied the Big Bang the stranger the physics became.
(FYI. The term "big bang" never referred to an explosive event. In the western mind we see a massive nuclear explosion. This moment was not massive destruction but a tidal wave of creative force,
the term "Big Bang" meant "giant act of sexual copulation" in the British humor of its creator. Probably a more accurate picture. As you will see)
When scientists analyzed the 13 immutable constants in the laws of physics they discovered something shocking. These immutable properties of our universe such as the strength of gravity and nuclear forces it turns out, Don't have a lot of wiggle room. Only vary one of these random constants by a tiny amount and... Our universe never forms at all! Or is absent all life! The probability in fact of all of these constants lining up perfectly in the creation of a life filled universe is about 1in 10×10>50 (thats one with 50 zeroes after it.)
Here's an explanation for country folk like me:
Say you had a deck of 52 cards and you choose a random card. The King of Spades. Then you shuffle and re pick. Still the king shows up. You keep choosing cards every minute with the help of your entire family and a dozen decks. After picking a card, any card, all day for your entire life always the King of Spades shows up. Out of 52 different cards. Still you have not exhausted the probability equation I have just quoted. Is this still feeling like a coincidence? Or do you begin to think there might be a King in charge? I do.
Cosmologists have theorized that quantum equations of space/time in the moment of the big bang ("cosmic inflation" is the theory. Look it up) show the possibility that infinite thousands of bubble universes could have emerged during the initial moment of the big bang. And out of those countless thousands of failures our universe is the one where the random number generator of creation hit the jackpot. Out of thousands of useless sperm with poor genetic programming, one sperm had the perfect genetics to create a universe.
The big bang indeed!
The problem with this theory is that we have no evidence yet that any of these other universes ever existed. And efforts to find them have been quite numerous. And there are some real ugly and unresolved problems with the math in this theory as well. Problems unlikely to ever be resolved in the absence of any real evidence.
Occam's razor is a logical argument worth noting here:
Science has long demonstrated that if there is a simple explanation for any phenomenon and other explanations are far more unlikely and complicated, the simple answer is almost certainly the correct one. Example: hoof prints on the plains of Kansas? Horses. Yes. Probably not zebras. Zebras flown in on alien spacecraft? Even less likely.
What's the simple explanation here? Millions of universes we will never prove ever existed? Amidst a mathematics that is completely unfathomable? Has anybody ever found those mysterious 10 dimensional cosmic strings? Or any of the hypothetical constructs required for this theory to fly? None of these have been found even at the CERN laboratory which duplicates the phenomenal energies of the big bang itself!
Or a conscious creator? Apply Occam's Razor. Take your time.
There is more proof. Bell's Theory is a set of revolutionary equations distilled from the calculations of quantum Theory and Einstein's gravitational field equations. And it has been conclusively proven in the laboratory. Any two subatomic particles that have ever touched Each other remain conscious of each other in a totally "non localized" fashion.
That means for us lay folks that they retain an awareness of each other's energy state simultaneously across infinite space. Simultaneously. And the effect appears to be of infinite duration. Any two subatomic particles that have ever touched...
Now wasn't there a time when every particle in the universe touched each other?
The big bang. A consciousness exists way beyond our own, one that is proven according to Bell's Theorem to unite every particle in the universe in an infinity of conscious awareness. This consciousness created every law of nature in a perfect symmetry for the creation of life. Not an explosion but an act of loving, conscious creation.
That is the real "Big bang" according to the best science.
Or...You could believe the crazy theories of multiple universes for which there can never be any shred of real evidence. Largely because scientists would rather believe any crazy theory than accept the existence of a creator.
Use Occam's razor.
Carl Jung was once asked: "do you believe in God?"
His answer: "no. I know that God exists."
I don't know how Jung knew that a divine consciousness created our universe. But I know... because I am a scientist.
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