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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Short answer, no. Long answer, NOOOOOOOOOOOO.


Ugh. Here's another CNN "opinion" piece on the recent, amazing, finding of gravitational waves, additional evidence for how the Universe rapidly expanded during the Big Bang. Does the Big Bang Breakthrough Offer Proof of God?

Of course, some can't be content to wonder at nature and how science allows us to discover it, they have to get confirmation for their pet beliefs. Enter Leslie A. Wickman who is actually a scientist who has worked for NASA. Oh, and she's also a Christian.
The prevalent theory of cosmic origins prior to the Big Bang theory was the “Steady State,” which argued that the universe has always existed, without a beginning that necessitated a cause.
However, this new evidence strongly suggests that there was a beginning to our universe.
If the universe did indeed have a beginning, by the simple logic of cause and effect, there had to be an agent – separate and apart from the effect – that caused it.
That sounds a lot like Genesis 1:1 to me: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth.”
Again, ugh.

First off, we've known for a long time now that there was a beginning to our universe. Second, there didn't have to be an agent; quantum mechanics has already shown that. Third, if everything has to have a cause, then what caused God?

And finally, the news sounds NOTHING like Genesis 1:1 unless you're really reaching. Let's try an experiment, shall we?

“In the beginning Zeus created the heavens and the Earth.”

“In the beginning Buddha created the heavens and the Earth.”

“In the beginning Gandalf created the heavens and the Earth.”

“In the beginning Bugs Bunny created the heavens and the Earth.”

“In the beginning Ipecac created the heavens and the Earth.”

Okay, I kinda like that last one. The point is, ALL of these are just as valid as putting the word "God" in there.

Sheesh, CNN.

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