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The Big Bang (The “Sleight of Hand”)

Chris McCann
October 4, 2018
Chris McCann

Read the following quote regarding the 'beginning of the universe' and see if you can find the 'sleight of hand' being used:

"According to the standard Big Bang model, the universe was born during a period of inflation that began about 13.7 billion years ago. Like a rapidly expanding balloon, it swelled from a size smaller than an electron to nearly its current size within a tiny fraction of a second.

“Initially, the universe was permeated only by energy. Some of this energy congealed into particles, which assembled into light atoms like hydrogen and helium. These atoms clumped first into galaxies, then stars, inside whose fiery furnaces all the other elements were forged.

“This is the generally agreed-upon picture of our universe's origins as depicted by scientists. It is a powerful model that explains many of the things scientists see when they look up in the sky, such as the remarkable smoothness of space-time on large scales and the even distribution of galaxies on opposite sides of the universe."

ANSWER

The above quote is a scientific explanation for the origins of all things. What is the problem with its conclusion (besides being unbiblical and untrue)?

The 'sleight of hand' is that it is an explanation for the origin of all things that does NOT explain where all things originated from.

It speaks of the universe expanding from that which was the size of an electron to its current size. But it avoids the question: where did the thing the size of an electron come from? It states that it exists as a given. It then goes on to provide an 'answer' for origins based on the pre-existence of the little electron sized thingy exploding.

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