The following excerpt comes from an article dated March 17, 2014 titled “Scientists Find Cosmic Ripples From Birth of Universe.”
Astronomers have discovered what they believe is the first direct evidence of the astonishing expansion of the universe in the instant following the Big Bang—the scientific explanation for the birth of the universe some 13.8 billion years ago.
Scientists believe that the universe exploded from a tiny speck and hurled itself out in all directions in the fraction of a second that followed, beginning just 10 to the minus 35 seconds (roughly one trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second) after the universe’s birth. Matter ultimately coalesced hundreds of millions of years later into planets, stars, and ultimately us.
And like ripples from a ball kicked into a pond, that Big Bang-fueled expansion caused ripples in the ancient light from that event, light which remains imprinted in the skies in a leftover glow called the cosmic microwave background.
Scientists still don’t know who kicked the ball
There are only two competing views regarding the origin of the universe: God and the Big Bang Hypothesis. Therefore, to disprove one is to prove the other. Knowing this, we listen to the opponents of God to see if their explanations hold water and we find that the best answer they can give, in addition to being totally illogical and downright ludicrous, doesn’t actually answer the question at all!
Wikipedia simply says “At this time [the time of the alleged Big Bang, DR], the universe was in an extremely hot and dense state and began expanding rapidly” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expansion_of_the_universe). So, at the time of the Big Bang the universe was really hot. But didn’t the universe come into being because of the Big Bang? Isn’t the Big Bang proposed in order to compete with God as an explanation for the origin of the Universe? But according to this, the universe already existed. So, the Big Bang clearly has nothing to do with the true origins of the Universe since it happened after the Universe came into existence.
According to the article above, “the universe exploded from a tiny speck.” To say that the universe came from a speck that exploded (aside from being illogical) still leaves us asking, “From whence came the speck?” Was it in existence prior to and outside of the universe, or was the speck the entire universe condensed and compacted into something very, very small? (One should feel silly even asking this!)
Allegedly, millions of years after the Big Bang, “matter ultimately coalesced…into planets, and ultimately us.” Where did this matter come from—enough matter to form millions of planets and stars? From the explosion of a speck?! As a child, I loved fireworks (anything that could blow something up)! Sparing many of the details, my scientific conclusion was that explosions are destructive, not constructive! Yet atheists try to reduce this enormous universe into nothing more than a crumb that exploded. But this still doesn’t explain the origin of that crumb.
The whole purpose for believing in the Big Bang is so they don’t have to believe in God. And yet, their explanation doesn’t really explain anything. It just creates more questions that they can’t answer and that leaves the open-minded truth seeker turning to Intelligent Design for an explanation (and hopefully to God and the Bible).
This problematic fact is admitted in the article. After describing the Big Bang results as “ripples from a ball kicked into a pond,” we read that “Scientists still don’t know who kicked the ball” (but Christians do). Ultimately this is the point: they don’t know, they will never know, and with each “fact” they discover, they get further from the truth because they don’t want to know.
“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse” (Rom. 1:20).