Re: Big Bang: How widely accepted?

1 Sep 1995 12:08:03 -0400

The big bang is the current view of the origin of our universe for
those who take a scientific approach to the world. It can be considered a
creation myth for those of this cosmology,but is hardly a military
industrial conspiracy. If you do not choose to accept it as a reality,
you are free to believe in creation myths involving gods, cheese or even
hamsters for that matter, but the Big Bang should be taught in schools as
science and not religion. This is because it is intimately involved with
our knowledge of physics, mathematics, chemistry etc. Therefore it
behooves our educational system to teach about the Big Bang. The concept
of the Big Bang is still open to scientific debate, it simply requires a
considerable investment in time to master the details necessary to
develop a convincing argument against the Big Bang-unless you take the
shortcut and simply discount there being any validity in any of the
sciences, in which case you have left the realm of debate and entered the
realm of belief, where discussion ends and feuding begins.