by Jeff Miller, Ph.D.
Atheists are people who believe that there is no God. But if there is no God, where did the Universe come from? How did we get here? Many atheists believe that everything in the entire Universe used to be squished into a very, very tiny, dense, hot ball, about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. They think that billions of years ago, that ball—the “cosmic egg” or “ylem”—exploded in what is called the “Big Bang.” So everything in the Universe has been flying away from that place where the little ball exploded since then, according to atheists. But when we look at the evidence from science, we discover that there are major problems with this idea.
First, the Big Bang Theory predicts that everything in the Universe—all the planets, stars, etc.—should be expanding away from each other over time, in the same way that stuff flies apart after an explosion. The problem is that American astrophysicist Halton Arp has discovered several examples of galaxies that are not doing what they should be doing if the Big Bang Theory is true. Many atheists do not want to think about Arp’s discoveries, since his discoveries show that the Big Bang Theory is not true and means that astronomers should completely change the way they view the Universe. So, Arp is known to some atheists as “the most feared astronomer on Earth.”
Second, the Law of Causality (or the Law of Cause and Effect) is a very important law of nature. It says that every effect in the Universe must have something that caused it. That cause has to be powerful enough to make the effect, and it has to come before or at the same time as the effect. Without the existence of this law, there would be no such thing as studying science, since science involves trying to find out what will tend to happen (effects) every time you do certain things (causes). The problem is that the Big Bang does not give us a cause. It is an effect without a cause. To believe in such an idea would be unscientific, since it goes against the evidence from science….
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