Researchers Say The Big Bang Didn’t Need God to Start the Universe
Jun 26, 2012 13:22
Researchers are saying that the universe did not need any divine help in creating itself, via the big bang when it popped into existence some 13.7 billion years ago. Scientists are saying, it's just the law of physics.
“The Big Bang could’ve occurred as a result of just the laws of physics being there,” said astrophysicist Alex Filippenko of the University of California, Berkeley. “With the laws of physics, you can get universes.”
Filippenko spoke on June 23 at the SETICon 2 conference, during a panel discussion called “Did the Big Bang Require a Divine Spark?” [Images: Peering Back to the Big Bang]
Describing it in a world of quantum mechanics that require action on a subatomic scale, random fluctuations - which can produce matter and energy out of nothingness hence leading to very big things according to researchers. And in this case, the Big Bang.
“Quantum mechanical fluctuations can produce the cosmos,” said panelist Seth Shostak, a senior astronomer at the non-profit Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute. “If you would just, in this room, just twist time and space the right way, you might create an entirely new universe. It’s not clear you could get into that universe, but you would create it.”
But while researchers are saying that it might not have needed any help from a divine entity, their statements are not attacks on the existence of God.
“I don’t think you can use science to either prove or disprove the existence of God,” Filippenko said.
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