Re: Evidence for "Big Bang Theory"

Ken Smith (
23 Apr 1995 16:42:11 GMT

In article <>,
Gil Hardwick <> wrote:

>Surely your argument can only refer to the creation of THIS universe
>we happen to be experiencing at the moment.
If you are refering to the inflationary model of the universe then the
evidence that this section is a section of an inflationary universe is
evidence that there is an inflationary universe.

> What created the universe
>in which the big bang had taken place
There is no need for a universe before this one. For that matter in may
not even make sense to talk about "before". Time was also created at the
big bang. Since time is just another one of the dimensions of this
universe it doesn't really make sense to talk about a value of thime that
is outside the universe.

>Further, what created the conditions for the big bang to occur in any
The big bang may have created its own conditions or no condition may be

>To assert that such an explosion JUST HAPPENED out of nothing defies
>everything we know about explosions. And catastrophes.

No it doesn't! In quantum physics things can just happen. We know that
there is no need for a cause for the universe.

Ken Smith <>