We are told that the Scientific Method is comprised of what can be observed. Indeed, to be termed scientific, a method of inquiry must be based on gathering observable, empirical and measurable evidence subject to specific principles of reasoning. However, there is a thread of inconsistency running through modern science: the world view that declares that there is no God. Because of this belief, The Big Bang Theory takes science through a metamorphosis, turning into an atheistic religion based on faith.
Times and epochs.
Science has provided us with a glimpse into the beginnings of the universe by describing periods of time, sometimes called epochs. They start with the Planck epoch, then the Grand unification epoch, Electroweak epoch, Inflationary epoch, Reheating, Baryogenesis, Supersymmetry breaking, Quark epoch, and the Hadron epoch. Now, one might assume that given the supposed age of the universe that these “epochs” would encompass very long periods of time. But the truth is that all of these time periods combined only encompass the first second after the big bang.
So, are we to believe that science has followed the scientific method in detailing these epoch time periods after the start of the Big Bang? Not according to the Wikipedia article on the Timeline of the Big Bang, “The very early universe, which is still poorly understood, was the split second in which the universe was so hot that particles had energies higher than those currently accessible in particle accelerators on Earth. Therefore, while the basic features of this epoch have been worked out in the big bang theory, the details are largely based on educated guesses.”
What about the Scientific Method?
So where is the “scientific method in the Big Bang Theory?” Are these “epochs” based on observation, empirical and measurable evidence? No, they are not! They are, in reality, nothing but an “educated guess.” Observing the complexity of the world around us, it could be argued that you can make an “educated guess” that the universe was brought into existence by a Creator. Is the Big Bang science, or is it faith?
Galileo actually observed the planets through his telescope. Newton observed the apple falling from the tree. Archimedes observed the water being displaced. These scientists and many others actually observe events, then proceed and try to explain what it is that they have observed. But, it is different with The Big Bang Theory because it has never been observed by anyone and therefore cannot be studied using the scientific method. Consequently, Big Bang is nothing more than an effort by some in the scientific community to describe how the universe came into being without involving a Creator.
The Evolution of Science.
In their everyday work, the majority of scientists spend countless hours observing the object of their study in order to obtain more information. This is an admirable profession that has contributed to mankind’s knowledge and generally raised the quality of life for untold billions of people.
This is why the Big Bang Theory is such an injustice. It derails real science, by not following the evidence that is gained through observation. When scientists allow their particular world views to cloud their judgment when examining the evidence, then they cross over from science into a religion. As we have seen, there is no evidence whatsoever for these “epochs,” they are merely educated guesses masquerading as science. In the end, it takes every bit as much faith to believe in this theory as it does to believe in a Creator God.
(1) Scientific Method From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(2) Timeline of the Big Bang From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(3) Archimedes and the Golden CrownFrom: Science Channel website