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heafnerj's Avatar Jump to comment 8 by heafnerj

[quote]Although science can state a great deal about what followed after the big bang, it cannot in fact explain how "something" (the energy of the universe compressed into a volume the size of a golf ball) arose from nothing beforehand. [/quote]

The big bang model doesn't address "where it all came from" only "how it behaved after it got here." Nowhere does the model state that "something came from nothing." It's hard enough getting my students (I teach astronomy and physics) to understand these two points without "grownups" reinforcing the misconceptions. The term "big bang" has inherent problems and should be eliminated from the scientific lexicon. It was initially means as joke and not for public consumption.

Wed, 07 Jan 2009 10:25:00 UTC | #299551