Exposing PseudoAstronomy

March 17, 2009

Defending the Big Bang: An Introduction

Filed under: big bang,creationism,intelligent design — Stuart Robbins @ 12:00 pm

Introduction

I’ve been trying to think of another series of posts to do after my fairly successful one on Planet X and 2012. And then it struck me – why not start at the beginning, or, perhaps more precisely, just after the beginning of the universe, the Big Bang.

There are a few main types of arguments (non-scientific) against the Big Bang (and yes, it should be capitalized because it is a singular noun event/theory). First, there are the young-Earth creationists who will generally argue against anything that science comes up with that goes against their sacred book. Second, there are the Intelligent Designers who out of necessity have to say that the Big Bang was put in motion by “an intelligence” because otherwise their arguments against a natural evolution fall apart. Third, there are the self-proclaimed “amateur scientists” who hold “alternatives” to Big Bang cosmology with things you may never have heard of before, like the “plasma theory” or “plasma universe.”

What I plan to do is, over the next few days, write about four posts addressing the issues raised and the scientific rebuttal. The first post will address the pillars of the modern Big Bang theory, and subsequent posts will likely reference it.

Other Posts in This Series

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2 Comments »

  1. I’ve never understood why creationists can’t get behind Big Bang Theory. Particle physicists invoking a “quantum fluctuation” that caused the Big Bang have always reminded me disturbingly of Christians invoking Genesis: “Let there be light.”

    Of course, young-Earth creationists are hung up on everything happening in the last 6000 years, so I understand their resistance. But old-Earth creationists must get a kick out watching physicists trying to explain what *caused* the Big Bang.

    Comment by Hanna — March 18, 2009 @ 2:07 pm | Reply

  2. Well, as I will be addressing in my next post … it’s the young-Earth creationists who have the problem with it. What they call “progressive” (old-Earth) creationists generally don’t have a problem with the Big Bang mainly because they’re willing to actually interpret what they read in the Bible as opposed to take it literally.

    Comment by astrostu206265 — March 18, 2009 @ 4:01 pm | Reply


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