In the latest challenge to the Big Bang Theory, a scientist using the research on the Higgs Boson subatomic particle ( also known as “the God particle” for supposedly being the building block that created the universe) has asserted that the Big Bang Theory cannot possibly be correct. The research, which was submitted for peer review in June 2014, will make waves in the scientific community and shows again that while many in society wrongly assume science has proven the origin of the universe, it is just relying on faith they will eventually get it right.
According to reports:
The universe shouldn’t exist — at least according to a new theory.
Modeling of conditions soon after the Big Bang suggests the universe should have collapsed just microseconds after its explosive birth, the new study suggests.
“During the early universe, we expected cosmic inflation — this is a rapid expansion of the universe right after the Big Bang,” said study co-author Robert Hogan, a doctoral candidate in physics at King’s College in London. “This expansion causes lots of stuff to shake around, and if we shake it too much, we could go into this new energy space, which could cause the universe to collapse.”
Physicists draw that conclusion from a model that accounts for the properties of the newly discovered Higgs boson particle, which is thought to explain how other particles get their mass. Faint traces of gravitational waves formed at the universe’s origin also inform the conclusion. (source).
In short, based on the current cutting edge research into particle physics, the Big Bang theory cannot hold true because the universe should have collapsed in on itself right after the initial explosion (which obviously has not happened). So what is the correct explanation? Hogan suggests that science is still working on it:
“The generic expectation is that there must be some new physics that we haven’t put in our theories yet, because we haven’t been able to discover them,” Hogan said.
One leading possibility, known as the theory of supersymmetry, proposes that there are superpartner particles for all the currently known particles, and perhaps more-powerful particle accelerators could find these particles, Hogan said. (source).
In other words, Hogan does not have a substantive explanation on the origin of the universe and is forced to just speculate.
God – The Creator Of The Universe
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. –Genesis 1:1.
By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. – Psalm 33:6.
Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host..” – Nehemiah 9:6.
And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is..” – Acts 4:24.
The Bible is clear that God, and specifically, Jesus Christ, the Word of God, created the universe. This idea has become a source of anger, mocking and hostility in much of the academic world. Bible skeptics will look and hunt for one “error” in the Bible to cast doubt on it entirely. Yet here the Big Bang theory has been called incorrect based on the most advanced research on the origin of the universe and none of the same skepticism is being directed at the scientific community. Will public schools now teach the Big Bang theory with the caveat that leading scientists say its incorrect and could not possibly be true? Will there be any qualification given to its teaching that it may or may not be correct? Sadly, in many academic institutions its taught as “scientific fact” despite the fact that it is just one of many theories for the origin of the universe.
Science is fluid. New discoveries are made every day as technology improves and theories are adjusted and revised accordingly. Hogan’s theory is one of many which challenge the concepts behind the Big Bang and no doubt other academics will come forward to challenge his theories. Science is not “the enemy” of Christianity or something to be despised. The problem occurs when theories like the Big Bang are taught as if they are proven facts (which they are not – hence them being theories and not law or fact). This deceptive pseudoscientific movement has led to many people putting their faith in science to have everything “figured out” and thus providing an easy way to reject God and not think about one’s sin and coming judgment. But all the science in the world cannot solve the problem of humanity’s willing rebellion against God and His Word. No discovery can erase our sin. But the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross can and will, if a person has faith. Pray that more people take their faith from the Big Bang and make the greatest discovery of their lives, how to receive forgiveness and eternal life though Jesus Christ.