Astrophysicist Denies the Big Bang Theory

Astrophysicist Denies the Big Bang Theory
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If you ask an average man how the Universe and life itself came into existence, he’ll probably tell you about God. On the other hand, an astrophysicist probably won’t mention any divine being. That’s not because scientists are necessarily atheists. They just want to understand the world using physical evidence. The Christian model of the Supreme Deity, namely God, on the other hand, is, by definition, a non-physical and supernatural divine being.

In other words, contrary to what some people believe, it’s perfectly fine to believe in both God and the Big Bang Theory. There is no contradiction in that. In his book “The Theory of Everything,” which was published 20 years ago, the great physicist Stephen Hawking said that perhaps God is responsible for creating the Universe, but he may have done it in a way for it to look as if it had its origin in a Big Bang. 

The funny thing is that some scientists choose to deny the Big Bang Theory nowadays, and we’ll be speaking about some of those fellows today.

The Big Bang was highly-reliable for decades

The Big Bang Theory is generally accepted by scientists as the best one for explaining how our Universe came into existence. Einstein’s General Relativity, the expansion of the Universe itself, and cosmic microwave background radiation all serve as proof that the Big Bang Theory is correct, according to scientists. But perhaps they’re missing something, and there are plenty of astrophysicists out there who don’t believe in the theory.

Is the Big Bang just a hoax?

Sunny Vagnozzi, a European astrophysicist from the University of Trento and Cambridge University, along with the Israeli-American researcher Avi Loeb from Harvard University, is confident that the generally-accepted models about the origins of the Universe are wrong. In other words, they believe that pretty much everything astronomers say about how the Universe appeared is wrong, as TNW reveals.

The two scientists believe that the Big Bang was actually a Big Bounce. What this means is that our Universe has practically been “reborn” from the “ashes” of a previous Universe that somehow died.

Luckily enough, there are plenty of scientific theories out there explaining how the Universe would end. The Big Freeze theory seems to be the most reliable one, as it states that all stars and galaxies will run out of energy and fuel in the end, resulting in a completely dark and desolate Universe where no life could possibly emerge and exist anymore. Furthermore, not even enough gas would remain left to give birth to new stars. 

The idea of a Big Bounce is also not new in astrophysics. It implies that the previous Universe failed to constantly expand at some point and started to collapse back towards the singularity from where it came in the first place. This wouldn’t be possible in the current Universe thanks to the existence of dark energy, the mysterious force that causes the expansion to accelerate. But who can tell for sure if dark energy can last forever?

Vagnozzi and Loeb are not the only scientists who are skeptical when it comes to the Big Bang theory. On the other hand, there are a lot of scientists who would defend the theory, by all means necessary, and one of them is Lawrence Krauss.

Regardless of what some astrophysicists choose to believe today, perhaps everybody needs to admit that the Big Bang Theory always had its fallacies. No scientist can say for sure what existed before the Big Bang, how the singularity came into being, how the laws of physics appeared, and more.

The new research was published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters.


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Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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