There is still controversy about where the universe came from. In general, the scientific community now accepts that the most viable theory is that of “the big bang”.
While, as with any theory, there can be claims of all sorts of intangibles that have not been considered, one intangible is definitely out there and creating an information black out.
If the universe stems from a “cosmic egg”, isn’t it reasonable to wonder where that egg came from?
I like the idea of an exploding or expanding cosmic egg because it helps to support one of my theories – that this is not the first universe that has existed. Could it be that the cosmic egg is actually the result of a universe collapsing in upon itself – an agglomeration of all the black holes that are created as stars and galaxies implode?
Apart from that idea, science provides no answer to the source of the cosmic egg, indeed, some maintain that until the cosmic egg miraculously appeared, absolutely nothing existed.
THAT is quite a claim, don’t you think?
There must be many people who have tried to imagine what would replace space if it did not exist but to get your mind around the concept that absolutely nothing could exist is a very daunting exercise.
This is the point at which science helps to support the idea of a god with supernatural powers – after all, if all the material contained within the universe can simply “appear”, why could a god not do the same thing?
If the natural laws, as we understand them, do not provide acceptable answers, why should there not be “supernatural” laws?
There is enough evidence around us in the smallest of living creatures to demonstrate that the theory of evolution is totally inadequate for explaining how life developed on earth. The theory cannot even begin to explain how the different species developed. As for symbiosis, there is simply no way for science to explain how that could develop – and yet the world is full of symbiotic organisms, including mankind.
Science can use mathematics to describe and explain many natural phenomena which would tend to indicate that “accidental” events are quite rare in the grand scheme of things so, once again, a god or, at least, a designer can be invoked.
If we accept that a god or designer is responsible for our existence, however, that does not mean that the same god or designer cares what happens to us.
How many of you have planted a bean in a jar at school to see how it grows – and how many of you know what happened to that plant once the school term was ended? You may not have “created” the bean plant but you were instrumental in allowing it to exist. Why should a god not have the same careless attitude to what he/she/it has caused to exist?
The price of prescience is the knowledge that one day you will cease to exist.
This knowledge has driven mankind, for the whole of it’s existence, to try to find a way to live forever. Religion, with all it’s failings and (lately) avarice has sold mankind a bill of goods but maybe we can look to science for comfort?
We don’t know where we come from so we can’t know where we are going, but we can try to work together for a better future and a more natural style of life.
Religion is the only thing that stands in our way.