The Big Bang Theory: Are We Alone?

Elementary...

If you've made it to a certain level of school (most likely elementary) chances are that you have heard of The 'Big Bang' theory. No I'm not talking about that hilarious show that comes on a million times a day on 5 different stations, I am talking about the 'alleged' beginning of the universe. I say 'alleged' because even with the massive amounts of experimentation that has saturated the field of physics, we have yet to move past the Big Bang as anything more than a 'theory'. Still to this day any unbiased scientist will tell you flat out that, this is a theory that will be hard if not improbable to prove. "While the Big Bang theory is the most widely accepted theory about the origins of the Universe, and is supported by all the observational evidence, there are other models that explain the evidence equally well." (Mills). So with that being said, let us take journey into the the furthest regions of our inner space in order to explain how outer space led to our existence, and where we may be headed next.

Just One Chance

Hard to believe we may have come from a chance occurrence huh? Well that's just what scientist want us to believe. "The Universe sprang into existence from a singularity -- a term physicists use to describe regions of space that defy the laws of physics." (Mills). I am not nor claim to be an expert on this stuff, but I can read and comprehend and I am sure you can too.

Here's a quick explanation of the Big Bang theory; "Scientists believe that the Universe was initially so hot and dense, that even elementary particles like protons and neutrons could not exist. Instead, different types of matter collided together, creating pure energy. But as the Universe began to cool during the first few minutes, protons and neutrons began to form. Then slowly over time these protons, neutrons and electrons came together to form Hydrogen and small amounts of Helium. During the billions of years that followed, stars, planets and galaxies formed to create the Universe as we see it today." (Wikipedia)

So all in all there was a bunch of protons and neutrons floating around in space and all of a sudden life was created. Life that can not only interact with eat other, but has the ability to question its own existence? That seems a little improbable. Maybe it is.

Fine Tuning

Some scientists believe that our universe is the result of an enormous set of finely tuned numbers that had to be tuned into a such a precise value that if even one of these numbers were altered by the slightest bit we would have failed to exist. This theory has been highly debated, even though it has major scientific calculations to explain the possibility. Here's the problem; With The "Fine Tuning" theory, yes there are many great scientific facts to back the thought, but at the core of the theory one would most likely assume a 'higher power' was involved. We all know how most scientist feel about God and religion.

There Can Be Only One?

You see, if Fine Tuning is correct, scientist may have to at least assume that there has to have been a creator, right? A perfect set of numbers tuned into to the perfect constant. Carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, etc. all join together at the exact amount capable to create life. What a coincidence right? If you talk to any scientist you will quickly realize that they don't believe in coincidence, that is in fact the whole reason for the existence of science...to figure out and prove why things happen. This leaves the guys in the white coats a little frustrated. Why? Because the most probable explanation is an improbable entity. You've got to love it.

Some of you might be looking for more scientific mumbo jumbo...I'm sorry, I don't have time for that. Also that's not very interesting. After you get past the stuff I just mentioned above you end up with a bunch of nerds (no offense) arguing with each other about who's right and who's wrong. I like to focus on the philosophic side of science. In other words; What could all of this mean to me and human civilization? This brings me to the interesting theory of the "multiverse". Oh trust me...you are going to like this.

Multiverse

What is a 'multiverse'? It's just what it sounds like; Multiple universes. Think about it like this. Superman and Spiderman are both superheroes, but they exist in different comic book universes. Superman is from the DC Comics universe where he lives in the big city of Metropolis. Spiderman is from the Marvel Comics universe where he lives in the big city of New York. I'll come back to this in a little bit.

Scientist have a theory that the universe we live in may not be the one and only universe around. "The universe we live in may not be the only one out there. In fact, our universe could be just one of an infinite number of universes making up a "multiverse. Though the concept may stretch credulity, there's good physics behind it. And there's not just one way to get to a multiverse — numerous physics theories independently point to such a conclusion. In fact, some experts think the existence of hidden universes is more likely than not.". (Moskowitz).

In the article "5 Reasons We May Live in a Multiverse" Moskowitz lists some intriguing possibilities. Here thjey are with my interpretation;

1. Infinite Universes - This theory suggests that there could be many similar universes. Scientists shape of space-time is flat and infinite meaning that it goes on forever. Now add the fact that there are only set amount of different ways particles can be arranged. That means that if this theory is true there could a twin of you or me somewhere else. Think about it like this; if you lined up every different crayon color you could find at some point your patterns will repeat right?

2. Bubble Universes - This theory arises from another theory called 'enternal inflation' or the theory that our universe expands like a balloon or bubble. In this case our universe could be just one of many bubbles in the vastness of space.

3. Parallel Universes - You may like this one. besides time and space, scientist believe there could be a third dimension, one that floats above ours. This is a idea that arises from string theory. Wow so maybe if we were to get pushed far enough in space somehow we could collide with another universe? That would be cool...I think.

4. Daughter Universes - This theory uses probabilities to suggest that the universe may be all about math and just like any math question there are several different ways to get a solution. In addition all possible outcomes do occur. "For example, if you reach a crossroads where you can go right or left, the present universe gives rise to two daughter universes: one in which you go right, and one in which you go left." (Moskowitz)

5. Mathematical Universes - More math here, but this time the theory suggests that if math is simply a useful tool to describe the universe, then out observations and equations could be just the tip of the iceberg. In other words we not yet be able to understand the equation or there is one equation for us and many others out there.

Genesis

So in essence Superman and Spiderman could both exist in different universes. Maybe there is a Krypton. Could there be a different me from another universe writing the exact same thing right now and a different you reading this while you are? This is some trippy stuff right here, but it's these kinds of thoughts that make you sit and think for a second. There is a possibility that we are just a tiny piece of a humongous picture. A piece of lint on a grand scale. the fact that we even have the intelligence to ponder and create the things that we have over our existence just has to make you wonder what is out there and are we alone? If protons and neutrons created our universe and in turn created us, then where did they come from? Energy can not be created nor destroyed right? There must be a God right? How else can you explain this all? So many questions. So little answers. In the last 20 years I witnessed us go from beeper to a cellphone to a computer that fits into the palm of my hand. What does the future hold now I ask?

Take a second and think about the things I touched on here and the questions I asked. I could honestly go on about this stuff for hours, but my fingers and mind are on a different level right now. You tell me what you think about all of this. I am eager to hear your responses. Until then..."live long and prosper". (Spock).

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collage2012 15 months ago

People usually demand a beginning, so in the beginning there was a sea of spirit and it filled all of space. The spirit was static, content, and aware of itself. It was a giant resting on the bosom of its thought and contemplating what it is.

Then the spirit moved into action. It withdrew into itself until all of space was empty. In the center, the restless mind of the spirit shone. This was the beginning of the individuality of the spirit. This was what the spirit discovered itself to be when it awakened. This spirit was God.

God desired self-expression and desired companionship; therefore, God projected the cosmos and souls. The cosmos was built with music, arithmetic, geometry, harmony, system, and balance. The building blocks were all of the same material - the life essence - God simply changed the wavelength and rate of vibration of these building blocks thereby creating the patterns for multitudes of life forms. This action resulted in the law of diversity which supplied endless patterns. God played on this law of diversity as a pianist plays on a piano - producing melodies and arranging them in a symphony.

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2. The Evolutionary Plan for Souls

Each design carried within it the plan for its evolution - both physical and spiritual. This plan corresponds to the sound of a note struck on a piano. The sounds of several notes unite to make a chord; chords in turn become phrases; phrases become melodies; melodies intermingle and move back and forth, across and between and around each other, to make a symphony. Then in the end, the music will stop and the physical universe will be no more; but between the beginning and the finish of the music, there was glorious beauty and a glorious experience. The spiritual universe will continue on.

Everything assumed its design in various forms and their activity resulted in the laws of attraction and repulsion. All forms would attract and repel each other in their evolutionary dance.

All things are a part of God and an expression of God's thought. The Mind of God was the force which propelled and perpetuated these thoughts. All minds, as thoughts of God, do everything God imagined. Everything which came into being is an aspect of this One Mind.

All things, including the souls of individuals, were created as "fractals" of God for companionship with God - the "Whole." A fractal This revelation from Cayce revealed the astonishing fact of how self-similar the universe is on every scale: from the atom to biological organisms, from human beings to the planet Earth, from solar systems to galaxies, from the universe(s) to God.

The pattern God used to create souls was the pattern of God's own Spirit. The spirit is life. From the spirit, the mind builds patterns. From the mind, the physical creation is the result. This is how the spirit, the mind, and individuality, became the pattern for souls. This is how cause, action, and effect became the pattern for everything. First there was the spirit (the first cause); then there was the action which withdrew spirit into itself; then there was the resulting individuality of God.

The spirit of the individual existed before the soul of the individual was created. The spirit keeps the knowledge of its identity with God. The soul has the ability to experience the activities of the mind in a manner separate from God.

Thus, new individuals issued from God and remained dependent upon God; but individuals were also aware of an existence apart from God. Individuals were given the power to choose (free will) and direct their own activity. Without free will, it would only remain a part of the individuality of God. The mind, issuing as a force from God, would naturally fulfill God's thoughts unless directed otherwise. The power to do this - to direct the force of mind individually from God - is free will. And the record or memory of this freedom is the soul. The soul began with its first expression of free will through the force of mind. The first thought the spirit generated from free will - the first diversion of the force of mind from its normal path of unity with God - was the beginning of the soul.

The nucleus of the soul was the balance of positive and negative forces equal in power. These forces produce harmonious activities: the positive force initiates, impregnates, and thrusts forward; while its polar negative force receives, nourishes, and ejects. The steps of this evolutionary process are also the stages of the thought process: perception, reflection, and opinion.

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3. The Nature of the Spirit, Soul and Ego

Thus, the soul consists of two states of consciousness: (1) the spirit which bears a knowledge of its identity with God, and (2) the soul which bears a knowledge of everything it experienced.

The plan for the soul is a cycle of experience unlimited in scope and duration. Through this evolutionary cycle, the soul will come to know the creation in all its aspects at the discretion of the will. The cycle would be completed when the desire of the will was no longer different from the thought of God. The consciousness of the soul would then merge with its spiritual consciousness of its identity with God. Then the soul will return to its source as the companion it was intended to be.

As a companion, the soul would remain conscious of its separate individuality and would be aware of its own free will as it now acted as a part of God, but not diverting its mind because it was in agreement with God's influence on the mind of the soul. Until this state of at-one-ment was reached, the soul would not be a companion in the true sense of the word.

The idea of returning to God means a loss of individuality is paradoxical, since God is aware of everything happening and must therefore be aware of the consciousness of each individual. The return of the soul is the return of the image to whom imagined it. The consciousness of the individual - its soul record - could not be destroyed without destroying a part of God. When a soul returns to God it becomes aware of itself not only as a part of God, but as a part of every other soul, and everything.

What is lost is the ego - the desire to do other than the desire of God. When the soul returns to God, the ego is voluntarily relinquished. This is the symbology behind the crucifixion of Christ.

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4. The Divine Nature of Free Will

The plan for the soul included experiencing of all creation, but it did not necessarily mean participating in all forms and substance. Nor did it mean souls can interfere with the creation. Nor did it mean souls are to spin their own little worlds, twisting and bending laws to make images of their dreams.

But these things could happen. The soul was the greatest thing God made because it has free will. Once free will was given, God did nothing to curb it. However it acted, it had to act within God's reality. By whatever route, the soul will return to God.

The apparent fact of the human body being a speck of dust on a small planet in a regular galaxy in a universe of galaxies can lead to the illusion of humans being a small creation. But the soul is the unlimited activity of the mind and the grandeur of imagination.

At first there was little difference between the consciousness of the new individual (i.e., soul) and its consciousness of identity with God (i.e., spirit). Souls merely watched the flow of the Mind, somewhat as people daydreaming, marveling at its power and versatility. Then souls began to act itself, imitating and paralleling what Mind was doing. Gradually souls acquired experience, becoming a complementary rather than an imitative force. It helped to extend, modify, and regulate creation.

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5. The Entanglement of Souls with Flesh

Certain souls became aggressive with their own power and began to experiment with it. They mingled with the dust of the stars and the winds of the spheres - feeling them - and becoming part of them. One result of this was an unbalance between the positive and negative forces. To feel things demanded the negative force. To express through things (and directing and managing them

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