The Intervention Of God: The Big Bang Theory

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The universe is the description of all matter and energy within the whole space-time continuum in which we exist. The universe is all time and space and its contents. (130)

The initial singularity was the gravitational singularity of infinite density thought to have contained all of the mass and space-time of the universe before quantum fluctuations caused it to expand in the Big Bang and subsequent inflation, creating the present-day universe.

In mathematics, a singularity is a point at which a given mathematical object is not defined or erratic (infinite or not differentiable). An essential singularity is a singularity near which a function exhibits extreme behaviour.

It is impossible to see the singularity or the actual Big Bang itself,
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However, the Catholic Church couples the Big Bang with an intervention of god. The Big Bang theory is the prevailing cosmological model of the universe from the earliest known periods through its subsequent large-scale evolution. The model accounts for the fact that the universe expanded from a very high density and high temperature state, and offers a comprehensive explanation for a broad range of phenomena, including the abundance of light elements, the cosmic microwave background, large scale structure and the findings by the astronomer Edwin Hubble (1889-1953 -Hubble’s laws). If the known laws of physics are extrapolated beyond where they are valid, there is a singularity. Modern measurements place this moment at approximately 13,8 billion years ago. After the initial expansion, the universe cooled sufficiently to allow the formation of subatomic particles, and later simple atoms. Giant clouds of these primordial elements later coalesced through gravity to form stars and galaxies.…show more content…
Space and time were created in the Big Bang, and these were imbued with a fixed amount of energy and matter; as space expands, the density of that matter and energy decreased.

The Big Bang theory was proven by astronomical observations by Edwin Hubble and later confirmed in 1964 by the discovery of the cosmic background radiation by the Nobel Prize winners Arno Allan Penzias (b. 1933) and Robert Woodrow (b. 1936), which radiation was predicted by the Big Bang theory. According to the current measurements, the universe came into being about 13.75 billion years ago. Physicists remain unsure about what preceded the Big Bang. The possibility of various multiverse is not excluded. The question is disturbing for theists, who are unable to situate God at the time preceding the Big

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