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  1. #1 The Big Bang Theory 
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    First of all, not the show on TBS.
    I read an article on this website that blew my mind. I do not remember who wrote it but whoever did is awesome.

    Okay so scientists say there was nothing before the world started. So nothing has to mean absolutely nothing, right? So how can a random particle develop out of nowhere? Doesn't that go against the laws of physics? Nothing can happen if nothing is there. There was nothing before the universe was created. No air, atoms, particles, nothing. So how can it be possible that something just out of nowhere shows up when there is nothing to make it show up? If there was nothing, nothing can happen. Nothing means absolutely nothing. (Sorry for the overuse of the word 'nothing').

    There were many people (whom I do not know the names of) that just made up the theory. I also read an article on this website that said most of science were approximations, which is right, so how are they so sure the theory is right? I believe God (as in Christians) made the world, which makes sense, because it doesn't go against physics and it makes sense. I was born into Christianity and I am not a professional I'm just a curious person asking questions. I am sorry if I may have offended you.

    Thanks in advance


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    Quote Originally Posted by emygirl691 View Post
    Okay so scientists say there was nothing before the world started.
    Actually, the big bang theory doesn't say that the universe was created from nothing. But this is how it is often described in the popular press, on TV, etc.

    Because we see the universe expanding, the big bang theory traces the development of the universe back to an early stage when it was much smaller (and hotter) than it is now. There is a limit to how far back our understanding of physics can take us. If you carry on beyond that point you would assume that originally the universe was zero sized (i.e. nothing, as you say). But the science doesn't go that far back. So we don't know what happened right at the beginning.

    Doesn't that go against the laws of physics?
    Quantum physics does allow for "random fluctuations" where particles can be created from nothing as long as they only exist for a short time. Some people speculate that the universe might have been created by a very big fluctuation. But if you want to think that God did it, that's OK too. We just don't know.

    There were many people (whom I do not know the names of) that just made up the theory.
    I don't really like the phrase "made up"; it suggest they invented it, like a story. I would say they developed (or discovered) the theory by looking at the evidence.


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