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Ex Nihilo Creation & Big Bang Explained?
So if the “Master” (signifying either God or the Intelligent Designer,
whichever you prefer) created matter from nothing, how did he/she
(we’ll use “he”) do it? I will answer that in a single sentence: I
propose that matter is intelligence, pieces of the Master himself. I
will build that theory on two premises: 1) Awareness can be divided or
duplicated, and 2) You can build illusion on illusion in such a way as
to create a pseudo-reality.
It has been a given since time began that anything living or “aware”
has had the ability to multiply, even the smallest cell, including the
component parts of that cell. After the division, each cell lives a
life independent of the other. This means that whatever constituted
“life” or “awareness” is reproduceable, or able to be duplicated. This
supports condition number one above.
Evidences of condition number two exist within our bodies. For example,
what we feel as pain is an illusion, or some type of paradigm the brain
recognizes as a “bad thing.” When we receive an injury, an electrical
pulse is sent to the brain. It, in turn, sends electrical pulses to the
injured site describing what this aberration ought to feel like. If we
cut the nerve that returns this code for pain, we won’t feel anything.
Therefore, pain is created in the brain. Another evidence for this
claim: When I touch or rub a sensitive part of my body, I sometimes
feel a jab of pain in another area.
The concept of “illusion” as described in Premise 2 above is offered
credibility by Plato’s claim that our life is simply a shadow of a more
real existence, and that our experiences are governed by a higher
manipulator. You’ve heard the maxim, “All things are relative.” This saying suggests
that just as physical-on-physical creates a reality, so would
illusion-on-illusion. An example of this is a computerized simulation.
If a programmed object is given a set of rules wherein it can move and
interact with other objects or forces, then you can leave it to the
“elements” within its sphere, and it will appear to be following the
laws of physics by itself. We have all seen computer simulation do its
wonders in the special effects of recent movies. If we could give a
certain programmed computer object an “awareness” limited to the
elements and conditions around it, then what is happening around that
object will seem real to it. If you program it to move in three
directions (vertically, horizontally and spatially (toward us or away
from us)), and if you place it in a 3-D model, then it will sense that
it exists in a real three-dimensional world.
If intelligences were divided off the Master, having zero dimension,
they would then be free of the laws of physics as we imagine them
today. Just as computer computations are not subject to the laws of
physics, they can experience the illusion of such as the program
governing them lays out the rules.
The program that governs a simulated car crash is given the various
data that would be involved in creating this illusion and making it
look real: The mass and inertia of each car; the direction each car is
traveling; the distribution of weight within each car; the tensile
strength of the various pieces of each vehicle, so that the program
would know where each car caves in or doubles under the pressure; the
location and protective abilities of the radiator, the gas tank and
lines and the engine; the heat of the insides of the car, and
temperature outside (which would determine how much steam would be
generated if the radiator broke open); the type of materials in each
car, to determine what would burn, and how readily; and the amount of
gravity pulling on the cars.
The objects or entities in computer simulations are without physical
weight. In this world we, too, are almost weightless, if we take into
account the fact that we are made up of mostly nothing, according to
some scientists. LeeAundra Temescu affirms this, while also agreeing
that “Matter’s solidity is an illusion caused by the electric fields
created by subatomic particles.” (Discover Magazine, June, 2007).
British physicist Sir Arthur Eddington said that matter is “. . .
mostly ghostly empty space 99.9999999999999% empty space.” Peter
Russell M.A., D.C.S., F.S.P. illustrates this by saying: “If you could
take away the empty space then all the subatomic particles in all the
six billion people on planet earth would pack into a volume only a
little larger than a grain of rice.”
The adherents of “simulism” tend to think we’re just simulations.
Brian Greene, a proponent of “String Theory” and who wrote Elegant
Universe, says, “According to string theory, if we could examine these
particles with even greater precision—a precision many orders of
magnitude beyond our present technological capacity—we would find that
each is not pointlike but instead consists of a tiny, one-dimensional
loop. Like an infinitely thin rubber band, each particle contains a
vibrating, oscillating, dancing filament that physicists have named a
string. . . . The strings of string theory are unimaginably small. And
when we say "unimaginably," we mean it: Your average string, if it
exists, is about 10 to the minus 33 centimeters long. That's a point
followed by 32 zeros and then a 1. It's a millionth of a billionth of a
billionth of a billionth of a centimeter. . . . Or think of it this
way: if an atom were magnified to the size of the solar system, a
string would be the size of a tree.”
If we are mostly nothing (if anything), then it appears that weight,
too, is an illusion - a mathematical formula given to “an intelligence”
(atom) that directs it on how to create an attraction toward other
atoms or groups of atoms.
Matter, therefore, could be made up of intelligences, divided off the
Master builder. Each entity would be given only a small amount of
intelligence, the ability to do calculations, and a set of rules to
follow, much the same way you would give a cyber program rules to
follow under specified conditions.
Each unit of intelligence can also be given a passive tolerance for
time endurance, or not made aware of time, as matter would have to
undergo large periods of time without noticeable changes.
The idea that matter could be made of some type of intelligence is
already suggested in the Christian Bible. Inanimate objects and masses
seemed to respond to the commands of Jesus. Seas were calmed and walked
on, flesh was instantly healed, and trees withered.
About the Big Bang:
It’s possible that the Master created one atom first (from a divided
piece of his own intelligence). After creating the first one, he
probably taught it how to reproduce itself. If this atom doubled
itself, and then if the two doubled themselves, and on and on, maybe a
couple of hundred times or so, they would soon reach the quantity of
atoms that are in our universe.
I see two scenarios for the resulting “Big Bang” in this creation: The
first is the “Slow Big Bang:” After a while, the size of the doubling
atoms would reach a point where expansion would be difficult, if they
cannot expand faster than the speed of light. Thus, the matter is
doubling faster than there is room for it, and eventually it would have
the same characteristics as a normal Big Bang: the electron shells
would collapse or dissipate and the atoms would become ions or
subatomic particles, and temperatures would reach astronomical
proportions as the pressure would increase inside the expanding ball.
An atom would have to go inordinately slow in order to not reproduce
faster than its expansion rate, when it gets into astronomic
mega-numbers. The act of doubling quantities creates immensely large
numbers very rapidly. For example, if you put two pieces of paper down
on a table, then doubled that once by adding two more sheets, then
doubled it a second time by adding four sheets, then after only 50
doublings, that stack of paper would reach the sun, or further.
So a “Slow Big Bang” would be a few hours or years or decades
(depending on the speed of reproduction) slower than a regular Big
Bang, which isn’t much difference, given that the Big Bang that began
our universe took at least a 300,000 years to expand before pressures
dropped low enough to allow hydrogen and nitrogen to form. You might
wonder if atoms or sub-atomic particles have the ability to reproduce
under such pressure. Why not? All they would have to do is to assess
the situation, find out how much pressure and heat there is around
them, and react according to their pre-programmed instructions for such
conditions. Remember: there is nothing “physical” here: only
calculations and the broadcasting of an atom’s status in order to
create illusions. In our world, if it’s “real,” the same type of thing
happens: plants, which are made of a softer material than concrete, can
ruin a sidewalk or driveway once they find a crack therein to pry
apart. The same with water: freeze up a few half-inch columns of it
inside a block of granite, and you can break that rock in half.
A regular Big Bang with intelligences as atoms might begin this way: The Master gives the first atom its laws to follow, but tells it not to implement any laws until
given the word from the Master. The Master, instead, shows the atom how
to reproduce itself. After it does this, he has the resulting atoms
reproduce themselves, but without implementing any of the laws, still.
After an immense number of atoms is achieved, the Master then tells all
the atoms, while they’re still in this relatively dimensionless area,
to cease reproduction (With no dimension, all the atoms of the universe
could easily fit into the shell of a helium atom - or even a smaller
space, if desired). Next, he tells them to implement the laws.
This would create, in the first few fractions of a second, the chaos
physicists insist took place at this time: Each atom would try to
expand to its specified size, but then find this task impossible
because of the close proximity of all the other atoms around it.
Therefore, it would look up the alternate course to take; it would have
to calculate the pressure around it in order to give out the resulting
temperature reading, and other data that would result. This could take
a small fraction of a second, before all calculations were accurately
being broadcast to the areas around them. Then the expansion would
Anything that happened after that, if all atoms (or, more accurately
all subatomic particles) were given all the information they ever
needed to know, would be a natural course of events. Galaxies would
form naturally, gravitating toward the denser particles. If, before the
big bang, the distribution of atoms were not evenly spaced, then this
would create small pockets of space. These vacuums would pull some of
the atoms toward them, and they would also reduce the attraction of
other masses toward that area. This would create a “broiling affect,”
and eventually result in galaxies and other rotating bodies.
The idea that matter is made of “intelligences” helps to explain and
support “ex nihilo” creation, and helps to explain the Big Bang. So
far, I know of no other plausible explanation for these two phenomena.
This is an arm-chair treatment of physics. I don't pretend to know much of the theories and methods used by the professional scientists. I only think that my ideas are creative and perhaps worthy of brief consideration by the world.