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Why the Big Bang Theory is Wrong.
Optimism or Pessimism
I think I started taking personality tests back in Jr. High. Without exception, every one I’ve ever taken in my 50+ years has given me the definitive classification of a Realist, a person who sees things as they truly are.
For instance, the classic test of determining whether a glass of water is “half full” or “half empty” is supposed to indicate whether or not you are an optimist or a pessimist. I swear every time I look, all I ever see is a glass with water in it. Whether it is half full or half empty is a matter of opinion.
Realism versus Opinion
Emotions and Art
This does not mean that I have no emotions. Whenever I look at a good piece of art, I do feel sadness, happiness, or whatever emotion the piece is trying to convey. But the art itself does not have any magical, mythical, or god-like quality. It’s just art and the depiction of a scene. It’s probably a hormonal response like love or hate.
So what does all this have to do with the Big Bang Theory or the God Theory? Well, if you look at the reality of the universe, and I do, then you will see it for what it really is. It’s not magical, mythical, or god-like. It just is.
Theoretical Physicists and God and the Universe
The physicists have nearly got it. The universe is composed of mostly empty space (infinite) and a large amount of matter (infinite) being held together by some sort of energy or attraction. It’s kind of like electricity or magnetism or gravitational pull. But it’s not mythical, magical, or god-like. No one gives electricity magical, mythical, or god-like powers anymore. We can see it, touch it, feel it, and measure it. One day, we will be able to do the same for whatever it is that flows through the universe.
As far as the Big Bang idea goes, sure it appears to us that the universe is expanding and contracting and maybe it actually is. But to postulate that the universe started from some mythical little dot and then just exploded into the universe as we know it today is just an idea, a sort of explanation. If you understand the concept that matter cannot be created because it is, in reality, impossible to create matter out of nothing, then you must also accept the fact that all matter in the universe already exists, it has always existed, and it always will exist. Matter can’t be destroyed either, because, really, where would it go? All of the matter, time, and space in the universe just changes form or appearance or location. Or we look at it through a different perspective. Nothing wrong with that.
The Concept of Infinity
This is the concept of infinity, an infinite amount of existing matter, an infinite amount of existing space, and an infinite amount of existing time. Most humans can’t understand this concept so therefore they created magic, myth, and god-like entities to try to explain it. But if you are a realist like me, it needs no explanation. We can see it, touch it, feel it, and measure it. We live in this universe. Every bit of matter is here, the energy is here, the space is here, and time is here, infinitely. If you believe in magic, mythology, or god-like beings, then that is your opinion and you are entitled to it! Enjoy!
Three Different Views on Life, the Universe and Everything
God did it
Facts versus Beliefs
What you see is what you get
The Big Bang Theory
Math, Science, History
Unravelling the mystery
That all started with the big bang!— Bare Naked Ladies
Summing it all up
The universe and all that it is has always been here, will always be here, and is here now. This is something I can see, touch, hear, feel, and smell. When I die, I may become earth, then later on a rock, then later on something else. But I will always exist in one form or another. Life goes on and nothing is ever really dead.
Your Personal Theory
Do you lean toward Religious theories or Scientific ones?
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