Recently, I listened to a lecture on cosmology concerning the origins of the planets of our Solar System, of our sun, of the galaxy, and of the universe. The speakers talked about how before the universe began, there was nothing; no matter, no dimensions, no energy, no space, nothing. Nothing lasted for an eternity. And then a tiny point, an infinitely small, infinitely dense, infinitely hot point existed. Then it exploded and eternity ended and the universe began.
What the does that mean? How can something come into existence when there’s nothing there? Did that point originate in the far future, in the city of New York? New Yorkers are always trying to get something for nothing. (Just at old joke.) Even so, how can something come from nothing?
Steven Hawking, in one of his books states that universe came into being because it had to come into being. What does that mean? How can something that doesn’t exist have to come into being? That’s circular logic. That’s like saying “I killed somebody because somebody had to be killed.” Like that would be the ultimate defense for any murderer or serial killer. I bet that defense would go over well with the judge and jury!
I could just see the headlines in the media. KILLER GETS OFF BECAUSE SOMEBODY HAD TO BE KILLED. Or, THE UNIVERSE EXISTS BECAUSE IT HAD TO EXIST.
What does that mean? It means they don’t have an answer, they’re clueless, so the experts are making something up and hoping the public will buy it because of the authors’ reputations and because no one will question their authority. Something from nothing is impossible, even in physics. Especially, in physics.
Everything in physics has to have an origin. And not just a point of origin, like the Big Bang (I’m not talking about the South Korean boy band, because its point of origin IS South Korea), but the energy in that infinitely small and infinitely dense point had to originate somewhere and it couldn’t originate in nothing because then there would have to be SOMETHING in that nothing. So where did it come from? They don’t know, so that question is irrelevant? What? But how can it be irrelevant? Unless these experts are talking about fiction, which magically pops into writers heads out of nothing, or so these scientific experts suggest. (I can guarantee you that fiction writers think long and hard about what they’re going to right about. It doesn’t just pop out of nowhere and nothing into their heads.)
Let’s take this further. The non-universe was eternal. It existed in eternity. What does that mean? How can something that doesn’t exist be eternal? And if it’s eternal, how can it end? Dictionaries explain eternity as everlasting, endless, continuous, uninterrupted. Forever. So if nothing exists (how can nothing even exist?) and it exists in eternity, HOW CAN IT END? Again, they’re spaming us, tricking us. They don’t have an answer for the eternal existence of nothing. So, by being poetic about it, they’re hoping that we, the listeners, the public, are too stupid to understand anything and will buy into their explanations when in fact they are as clueless as we are.
It’s all circular logic, which covers up the lack of knowledge, or maybe understanding, and maybe even wisdom. They’re brilliant, we’re not. They know better than us. BS.
The narrative continues. After the big bang, the universe begins expanding. In a nanosecond, it can fit in a adult person’s palm. A nanosecond or two after that and it’s as large as the Earth. Some nano seconds after that it’s as large as as the solar system, then galaxy and then it’s every where, filling all space and time.
Wait a minute, what about the laws of physics? What about the speed of light (in miles: 186,282 miles per second)? If you’re talking in nanoseconds (a nano second is a billionth of a second) then speed of light is moving only a few feet or maybe just several inches per nanosecond at that point. But the universe is ignoring the speed of light. It’s expanding thousands of miles and maybe even millions, billions, or trillions of miles per nano second at that point. How is that possible?
I asked that question once of a cosmologist. His answer: The Laws of physics didn’t exist back then. How is that possible? I asked. It just is, he replied. Does that mean that some at point in the future the speed of light will be different, maybe slower or even faster? I asked. No, he replies, it’s a universal constant. It can’t change. It always was and always will be the same, he explains.
How can that be? I demanded.
It just is. There were no physical laws back then.
Wow, I thought, that’s all we need, a lawless universe.
As writer and producer Rod Serling would say at the end of a Twilight Zone episode, “Something for your consideration.”
He might have put it this way: “A journey into the history of the universe, into the laws of physics that are and are not. A journey through fact and fantasy–in The Twilight Zone.”