Thursday, December 10, 2009


Gentle Religious Question of the Week

What, actually, is the difference between the Big Bang Theory in Cosmology and the part of the Vulgate at Genesis 1:3, "fiat lux. Et facta est lux"?

Just asking.


I think it is the timeline, but I'm no expert.
There was nothing but darkness without form and then God said, let there be light, and there was light. Seems a similar time line to the Big Bang to me. I too, however, am not an expert.
One makes an unsupported and unprovable claim about cause, the other makes no such claim.
Cosmology says the Big Bang just happened, we don't know why? Is that right, Doug. How unsatisfying.
It's also unsatisfying that I can't fly by flapping my arms. That doesn't mean there's some obligation that the universe provide me with that capability.

If a theory cannot generate testable statements, it's not science. If you can make and test such a statement about the cause of the big bang. Absent such a predictive statement, "entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem".
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