Dont let the cosmologists try to kid you on this one. They have not got a clue eitherdespite the fact that they are doing a pretty good job of convincing themselves and others that this is really not a problem. In the beginning, they will say, there was nothingno time, space, matter or energy. Then there was a quantum fluctuation from which . . . Whoa! Stop right there. You see what I mean? First there is nothing, then there is something. And the cosmologists try to bridge the two with a quantum flutter, a tremor of uncertainty that sparks it all off. Then they are away and before you know it, they have pulled a hundred billion galaxies out of their quantum hats. . . . You cannot fudge this by appealing to quantum mechanics. Either there is nothing to begin with, in which case there is no quantum vacuum, no pregeometric dust, no time in which anything can happen, no physical laws that can effect a change from nothingness into somethingness; or there is something, in which case that needs explaining (David Darling. 1996 [Sep 14]. On creating something from nothing. New Scientist, Vol. 151 No. 2047, p. 49).
The great physicist Max Planck said that in nature a certain order prevailsone independent of the human mind. . . . There is evidence of an intelligent order in the universe. . . . (cited in Bird, p. 402). But explosions do not produce order and complexity. There is no mechanism known as yet that would allow the universe to begin in an arbitrary state and then evolve to its present highly-ordered state (Don H. Page, 1983, cited in Morris and Morris, p. 208).
The Big Bang would have produced simply an outward spray of particles and radiation. The rapid expansion would have made it impossible to form nuclei of condensation promoting gravitational collapse; particles would have continued to expand homogeneously (evenly), and would not have formed intricate galaxies, stars, or planets. The problem of explaining the existence of galaxies has proved to be one of the thorniest in cosmology (James Trefil, 1988, cited in Brown, p. 63). The origin of stars represents one of the most fundamental unsolved problems of contemporary astrophysics (Charles J. Lada and Frank H. Shu, 1990, cited in Brown, p. 62).
As one scientist said, The standard Big Bang model does not give rise to lumpiness. . . . If you apply the laws of physics to this model, you get a universe that is uniform, a cosmic vastness of evenly distributed atoms with no organization of any kind (Morris and Parker, pp. 258-259). The lumpiness (or inhomogeneity) problem, in fact, is extreme: galaxies, clusters, and even superclusters exist in the universe along with significant empty spaces. Throughout the universe, galaxies form huge hierarchies. The recently discovered Great Wall is composed of tens of thousands of galaxies lined up in a wall-like structure (Brown, p. 63).
The primeval explosion is supposed to have resulted in a uniform radial expansion of energy and matter. One of the most basic conservation laws of physics is the principle of conservation of angular momentum, which states, among other things, that uniform radial motion could never give rise to curvilinear [rotational] motion. How, then, could the linearly expanding gas soon be converted into orbiting galaxies and planetary systems? (Morris and Parker, pp. 259-260).
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