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Observation #3: The Origin of the Universe

The total amount of energy and mass in the universe is constant; energy and mass can be neither created nor destroyed.
1st Law of Thermodynamics
University of Illinois, Dept. of Materials Sciences and Engineering

Comment: When the 1st Law is correctly interpreted, the concept of a Big Bang as the creative and unguided force for the entire Universe, including the Solar System and life, requires an overly active imagination and a loose interpretation of the evidence. The Law clearly states that matter and energy are constants that can be neither created nor destroyed. Any model for the origin of the universe and all life forms on Earth must address the fact that matter and energy had to be created at some point in order to even hypothesize a Big Bang. There are no existing Laws of Physics that address how all the matter in the universe initially came into being. It may be helpful to consider the first words of Genesis, "In the beginning God created ...."

Thus Einstein's theory cannot predict how the Universe will [sic] begin, but only how it will evolve once it has begun.pg.3
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So it seems we are on our way to understanding the origin of the Universe, though much work will be needed.pg.5
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Stephen Hawking, The Origin of the Universe, excerpts from a lecture series (not dated)

The universal law of cause and effect states that for every effect there is a definite cause, likewise for every cause, there is a defenite effect.
Google search, Nov. 24, 2018

Big Bang proponents are faced with a conundrum when attempting to determine the cause that created the matter and energy necessary before a primeval explosion could occur. All theories eventually encounter the ever present 1st Law of Thermodynamics: energy and mass cannot be created nor destroyed. What caused the origination of the energy and mass before it ever existed? The 1st Law makes a statement of fact but provides no answer. This places concepts of creation, whether by time and chance or by a Creator God, in the category of faith. The comment above by Stephen Hawking, and echoed by evolutionists, that "we are on our way," is simply a bold proclamation of faith in naturalism that bypasses the laws and principles of science.

The Biblical Creationist, however, admittedly proclaims that Genesis chapters 1-2 are to be understood as written, with all matter, time, and life being created in six 24-hour days. The Origin in Genesis consisted of actions that occurred outside of the realm of science as we know it.

Adherents to naturalism state that the Bible is about faith and evolution is based on science. Not quite! The Law of Cause and Effect is clear in its definition and has never been in dispute with science. Without a cause there can be no effect. And yet, belief in the origin-by-naturalism theory survives without addressing the foundational concept of a beginning. At some point it should be recognized that the idea is deeply flawed.

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse. Romans 1:20 KJV


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