posted on May, 22 2009 @ 04:14 PM
Originally posted by DaMod
know much but some things we can observe). We can already see that the universe is accelerating away from a point in space, and therefore at one point
all matter was contained in a massive ball. This is the only real way to account for the relative expansion of the universe. Now let make time run
backwards! If we are located at a certain distance today, then yesterday we were closer together. The day before that, we were still closer.
Ultimately, where must all the galaxies have been? At a point! At the beginning! A big ball of matter…
Universe was not contained in a "massive ball of matter".
Ball in what? See, there's nothing (as far as we know
outside of the universe. You have to get rid of that mental image of a ball.
without time having a beginning. If all matter was contained within a single ball forever then how long could it last? If there was no
It s not a ball and in singularity there is no time.
creating it) then how did that singularity last so long without going sooner? There are some pretty unstable elements that we know of.
There were no elements in the beginning. This whole beginning thing is a mystery.
together without violent chemical reactions occurring all the time? It was bound to blow as soon as it came into existence (which it would
There were no chemical elements at the big bang. They came much later.
We know by the first law of conservation of matter that matter cannot be created nor destroyed. That matter would have always existed in form. So in
order for this to be able to work then the universe would have to expand then contract over and over again.
Matter and energy are the same thing, you remember e=mc^2.
All this energy in our universe came from SOMEWHERE. That's a big mystery indeed.
We know that the expansion of the universe is speeding up. If the expansion is speeding up then how could there have not been a beginning since the
unstable ball of matter would not have lasted very long and there was no beginning of time? And furthermore if it is expanding and accelerating then
how did that big ball come to be in the first place?
Again, it is not an unstable ball of matter because there is nothing in which the ball would exist.
It is very common to visualise big bang as some kind of wild explosion you are looking at from a distance. However, it is not like that.
Anyway. Nobody can answer your fundamental questions. Nobody knows. And I'm pretty damn certain ATS members don't know the truth about EVERYTHING.
So. It is convenient to invent god.