Science doesn’t enjoy being wrong, but it should, as it happens all the time. Remember when the Earth was flat?? Sure, you could argue that that’s from an old uneducated science – or mockery of science depending how critical you’d like to get, but you get our point.
The same thing still goes on today – take for instance, the Big Bang Theory. From whence sprang the universe is a difficult question indeed. What drives us nuts is that instead of giving an always honorable and forthright “I don’t know,” we get a theory some quack dreamed up while scrubbing his nethers in a bubble bath.
All indicators seem to point to The Big Bang Theory being wrong, or at least extremely incomplete.
The Big Bang Theory stems from scientists noticing that the universe seems to be expanding from a central point – and at a rapid pace. This is implying that everything was thrust outward by one big and powerful force – i.e. the Big Bang.
Something exploded, a cloud of gases, an atom, whatever… it’s not relevant – it’s supposed to have been the kick start of evolution. What we want to know is what was around before that gigantic universal clap. The theory fails to answer that.
The fact is there’s no such thing as nothing – it’s an impossibility. Bare minimum you’d have a big empty space, but that’s still something. That being true, something must have always existed – always. What exactly we can’t tell you, but it has to be true. Something must have made those gases, atoms, vast arrays of molotov cocktails… or whatever it was that caused that explosion.
If something always has existed, then we can plausibly extrapolate it further by saying something will always exist. Sure, eventually our sun will expand, swallowing our sweet blue planet (Don’t worry, hecklerspray has a spaceship – sorry it’s a two seater), and that may spell the end for Earth, but not the end of all. Even if every living thing in the universe came to a screeching halt, and all matter evaporated to nothing, we’d still have a big black vacuum – and that’s still something.
Stupid Science. Thanks for the cars, instant oatmeal and dog shock collars, but leave everything else the hell alone. If you would please. Sir.
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[story by Shawn Lindseth]