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Old 01-06-2011, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Seward, Alaska
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Hmmm...interesting:
The Pope says the "Big Bang" was of God. I'm not a Catholic, but I think the universe probably did start out with a "big bang"...and I do think it was likely a direct result of God speaking a creative word. (such as "let there be light", etc)

God was behind Big Bang, pope says - Technology & science - Science - msnbc.com
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:47 PM
 
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Since space is a vacuum and since sound cannot travel in a vacuum therefore there was no big bang.
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Seward, Alaska
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Since space is a vacuum and since sound cannot travel in a vacuum therefore there was no big bang.

I don't think anyone is saying the "big bang" was a noise that one could have heard, but rather instead it was the extremely violent cataclysmic outward expansion and motion of the universe, from it's point of origin. For lack of any other word to describe it, they just call it the "big bang".
Yeah I know: it's just a theory.

Bud
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:12 AM
 
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I agree. I was just giving a scientific view and having fun at the same time. I wonder when scientists will ever look at the bible and see the whole starting point for the creation was in Christ. I won't hold my breath.
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:15 PM
 
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God said it...I believe it. My opinion is wrong a lot.
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Did you know the guy who first came up with the Big Bang Theory was a Jesuit priest?

Even Albert Einstein initially scoffed at the idea. It was only after years of debate and "checking the math" that the majority of the scientific community came around to accepting the theory.
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Old 01-08-2011, 04:13 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I think Lemaitre was a Jesuit educated priest, but I didn't think he was a Jesuit priest. Although I'm reading conflicting things on that.

Also Pope Pius XII accepting Big Bang theory in the 1950s.

PROOFS FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD

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Originally Posted by Pius XII in 1951
If the scientist turns his attention from the present state of the universe to the future, even the very remote future, he finds himself constrained to recognize, both in the macrocosm and in the microcosm, that the world is growing old. In the course of billions of years, even the apparently inexhaustible quantities of atomic nuclei lost utilizable energy and, so to speak, matter becomes like an extinct and scoriform volcano. And the thought comes spontaneously that if this present cosmos, today so pulsating with rhythm and life is, as we have seen, insufficient to explain itself, with still less reason, will any such explanation be forthcoming from the cosmos over which, in its own way, the shadow of death will have passed. In the past:



32. Let us now turn our attention to the past. The farther back we go, the more matter presents itself as always more enriched with free energy, and as a theater of vast cosmic disturbances. Thus everything seems to indicate that the material universe had in finite times a mighty beginning, provided as it was with an indescribably vast abundance of energy reserves, in virture of which, at first rapidly and then with increasing slowness, it evolved into its present state.

Although Lemaitre was reportedly unhappy with his reading of it.
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Old 01-08-2011, 09:27 PM
 
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This is one of those rare occasions that I agree with the pope.
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