Creator-Or-Chance? What brought our Universe and Life into existence? Are we meant to be, or are we here by accident?
The Sombrero Galaxy
One of billions of Galaxies that make up our Universe
GOD's Infinite Immenseness !
Einstein talked of the universe consisting of "Matter expanding into" Nothing "that is" Something "....
These brackets were used as mathematical symbols by Bertrand Russell to indicate "Nothing"
A sterile empty void - without even the potential to exist!
The Question to be answered is: Was everything that exists Created , or did everything emerge spontaneously from nothing - just by Chance?
In other words, which of these two diametrically opposed viewpoints can be accepted as the definitive, indisputable, and unequivocal Truth ?
Let us then, from the outset concede that either way, whatever our viewpoint, it cannot be scientifically proven beyond any shadow of doubt. It remains a decision of choice.
I have no argument with the proclamation that all matter consists, in fact, of a manifestation of unique and specific forms of energy.
These are conclusions arrived at by greater minds than my own, and I defer to their superior intellects when confined to their own specific genres of research.
I submit however that, even as laymen, we can legitimately examine and question the practical consequences of applying their theories.
Remember, in the end, that remains all that all that they are - Theories!
We are taught for instance (as observed in the pie-chart below) that we can only observe less than 5% of everything that exists. This is due to the fact that this is the only matter that reflects light.
There is then a further up to 23% of matter referred to as Dark-Matter that cannot be observed as it does not reflect light. It does however have an observable substantial gravitational effect on observable matter.
We are further informed that there remains an overwhelming 73% of what is referred to as Dark-Energy. This is the source of energy that is believed to be driving the accelerating expansion of the Universe.
Taking all this into consideration, how can anyone be adamant regarding Chance as the source?
Surely we have no option other than to humbly confess how limited our knowledge must be when we can only observe 5% of what actually makes up the incomprehensible immensity of what makes up the universe?
Surely there can be no room for dogmatic theoretical proclamations regarding the origin of the Cosmos whether by a creator-or-chance ?
In the end, everything just boils down to being someone's opinion!
Neither can be proven as such beyond any shadow of a doubt.
Let us, however, examine the evidence ....!
I believe that everything eventually boils down to three basic concepts that are in themselves unarguable , namely:
INFINiTY encompasses the concept of Unending Distance which attempts to describe the Spaciousness of the Universe.
What are the Parameters? Where does the Universe start and where does it end? If these can be determined then it
+of course raises the question that, if there are parameters, then what lies beyond?
As we discuss in the article on The-Big-Bang-Theory , physicists claim that Space, as we know it, did not even exist prior to the instant that everything came into existence, whether by Creation or Chance.
Without wasting time arguing that point, the fact remains that Space does exist now, at this present moment! Surely it is then perfectly legitimate to ask: Where are the Parameters and Boundaries of Space at this present moment?
How far does Space itself extend? If we attempt to establish boundaries, however, we are immediately confronted with the question as to what then lies beyond those boundaries? And a trite proposal such as that there is then just "nothing" is certainly not satisfactory!
(The concept of “ Nothing” has itself never been successfully defined - neither Philosophically or Mathematically. The problem being that as soon as you label something you are inferring existence , and anything that exists can not be defined as Nothing!)
Dictionary definition: " Infinite - Having no boundaries or limits" .
How can you define something that is indefinable, or confine something that is by definition Infinite
ETERNITY encompasses the concept of Time . This Infers a Past , Present , and Future .
Similar to their reasoning on Space , physicists also claim that, according to Relativity Theory, Time also did not exist prior to everything coming into existence , and the same reasoning applies.
Time however does at this moment exist. We live in the P resent with well recorded History and an anticipated Future, but when was the beginning ? Let us consider the implications:
Eternity , when viewed as unending “Time yet to come” , does not pose much of a problem because it still lies in the future and can quite comfortably only be anticipated.
The problem arises however when considering " Time in retrospect ". Going back in time! Where can you then reasonably place a beginning without wondering as to what went before?
I'm afraid that conveniently claiming that Time did not then exist is not provable and sounds like a "cop out".
Dictionary definition: “ Eternity - Time without beginning or end”.
The Existence Of Our Universe:
Here at least we have something tangible!
Regardless of whether it emanated from a creator-or-chance it visibly exists !. We observe it, we touch it, we are part of it. The existence of the Universe is therefore, from both perspectives, accepted as undeniable fact and Truth !
When we start though actually examining the nature and dynamics of the Life–And-Matter that makes up our Universe, other questions arise such as: How and Why did it come into existence?
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Unfortunately, as already mentioned, neither of these two concepts can be scientifically proven as indisputably correct!
Our convictions, one way or the other, remain an individual's own cognisant choice, determined by the paradigms of his or her individual understanding and prejudices.
When searching for the Original Primal Instigation behind concepts such as the The-Origin-Of-Matter as well as The-Origin-Of-Life, there are only two possibilities: Were they the product of a Creator-or-Chance ?
It is not our intention, on this page, to put forward scientific arguments proving the existence of God. We are already convinced!
My major aim with this page is to enhance the idea that, by accepting everything as the work of a Creator God , it logically establishes that, like Infinity and Eternity , God Himself is also beyond comprehension.
Creator-Or-Chance ? This remains the profound basic question forming the cornerstone of all doctrines of both Religion as well as Disbelief.
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