Just spotted this news article from last night: “Big Bang theory under threat from quantum graphity breakthrough.” I don’t know enough to really say much about quantum “graphity”, but I DO notice some concepts that sure sound an awful lot like the Creation account in Genesis 1.
The article says:
“Think of the early universe as being like a LIQUID”.
“In the beginning there wasn’t even space, space did not exist because there was NO FORM.”
And here’s what Genesis says:
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was WITHOUT FORM, and void; and darkness was on the face of the DEEP. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the WATERS. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light…”
This definitely doesn’t restore my faith in evolutionary cosmogony. But the fact that other models continue to be proposed raises an interesting point–that the jury is still out with evolutionary scientists on how the universe began. At this point in time, there is growing recognition that evolutionary models like the Big Bang do not adequately explain what we observe.
Was it the Big Bang? Or quantum “graphity”? Or some other idea we come up with 5, 10, 50 years from now? I think the more we are able to peer into quantum mechanics, the more theories like this we will see. I don’t think scientists basing theories of what they can observe with their eyes can every understand how the universe began.
Only one from outside our time domain who was present can tell us what happened. In other words, unless the Creator told us exactly what happened, we could never know for certain how the universe came into existence. This is precisely what the creation account in Genesis does, and why I beleive it can be the only trusted explanation for the origin of incredibly complex life.