The “Big Bang” was no ordinary explosion.

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The “Big Bang” is the scientific theory of how the universe supposedly expanded from a tremendously dense and hot “singularity” about 13.7 billion years ago.1 In terms of motivation, the theory is a naturalistic attempt to explain how the universe came into existence without any kind of divine agency.

That attempt fails in an interesting way.

If the “Big Bang” really did occur, then it would have differed from any pyrotechnic event ever experienced by any human in one crucial respect– a respect so important that calling the Big Bang a “bang” at all is misleading.

That’s because the Big Bang was an orderly expansion or “inflation,” not the disorderly blast so characteristic of an explosion.

In theory, all the order in the present universe was there in the first nanoseconds of the “bang.” The only difference between the material universe then and now is that the present universe, following the Law of Entropy,2 is actually more disorderly now than in the beginning.

As an illustration of the “Big Bang,” consider the inflatable church sold by Innovations Extreme as an analogy. Although the church comes packed in a small box, all the design, details, and order of the full-size structure is there, waiting to be expanded.

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The analogy with the “Big Bang” is that, if the universe actually arose from the “Big Bang,” then it has expanded in much the same way as the inflatable church in the photos above– no increase in the amount of orderliness– only a change in size.

Hard to believe? Yes in many ways. For one thing, what about all the great literature throughout the ages? Was its information content there in the beginning too? That’s really, really hard to believe.

So evolutionists say no. They argue there can be sources of increasing order within the diminishing orderliness of the cosmos. One source is called “life.”3

The evolutionists are right in one respect though. Everyone agrees life, especially human life, has the ability to increase the orderliness of the universe over against the downward pull of entropy. That said, wouldn’t it make sense that the original orderliness of the universe came from life too– a Divine Life?


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1 Note that the apparent age of the universe does not lie in scientific data but in the naturalistic presuppositions of those who view the data. More specifically, every created thing appears to very old if it is viewed as arising from natural processes. For example, how long would it take for a house to accidentally arise from natural processes? The answer– a long, long, long time– so long as to make the whole idea implausible. But therein lies the power of immense periods of time. Such periods are so totally outside human experience that people can be led to believe the unbelievable.

2 Technically speaking, the Law of Entropy says that heat cannot pass from a cold body to a hot one. From a practical standpoint, it means things like cars, houses, and yes, even universes tend to fall apart.

3 Evolutionists claim that, even as systems become more and more disorderly, they frequently pass through stages where complexity increases; e.g., the alleged evolution of life. But evolution is fast becoming much like the ancient science of alchemy– a “science” no one takes seriously anymore because advances in chemistry and physics show it can’t possibly work. Evolution is rapidly approaching that same point due to better understandings of living cells that show evolutionary mechanisms simply aren’t capable of doing what evolutionists claim.

2 Comments on A Big Question for the “Big Bang”

  1. ok says:

    I could never understand the opposition of religious people to the big bang; after all it postulates a definite beginning to the universe. Also, on the point of evolution, most Christians believe in evolution, it’s predominately those in the cult of Protestantism/evanglicism who don’t.

    • wtb says:


      My read of history says the Naturalists resisted the Big Bang because of its Creationist implications, not Christians — that is, until the Inflationary Theory came along to explain away the apparent specialness of Earth.


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