The Big Bang theory is the most widely accepted cosmological model of the origin and evolution of the universe. According to this theory, the universe began as a tiny, dense, and hot point of energy, called a singularity, that exploded and expanded rapidly about 13.8 billion years ago. The explosion created space, time, matter, and radiation, and set the stage for the formation of stars, galaxies, planets, and life.
Why Some Conspiracy Theorists Think the Big Bang Theory Doesn’t Make Sense
But does the Big Bang theory really make sense? Is it a valid explanation of how the universe came to be, or is it a misleading simplification of a more complex and mysterious reality?
We want to explore some of the problems and paradoxes that arise from the Big Bang theory, and question whether it can truly account for the origin of everything. If you’re one of those inquiring minds who is fascinated with thinking about how the Universe was created, you might want to read on.
What Caused the Big Bang?
One of the most fundamental questions that the Big Bang theory fails to answer is what caused the singularity to explode in the first place. What was the trigger or the mechanism that initiated the Big Bang? And what was the nature and origin of the singularity itself?
Some scientists have proposed various hypotheses to explain the cause of the Big Bang, such as quantum fluctuations, inflation, string theory, multiverse, or cyclic models. However, none of these hypotheses are proven or universally accepted, and they often raise more questions than they answer.
For example, if the Big Bang was caused by a quantum fluctuation, then what was the quantum field that fluctuated?
If the Big Bang was the result of inflation, then what was the inflaton field that drove the exponential expansion? If the Big Bang was a manifestation of string theory, then what was the origin and structure of the strings?
If the Big Bang was a part of a multiverse, then what was the nature and origin of the other universes? If the Big Bang was a cycle of a larger cosmic process, then what was the origin and fate of that process?
In other words, whatever hypothesis we choose to explain the cause of the Big Bang, we still have to ask what caused that hypothesis. And then we have to ask what caused the cause of that hypothesis, and so on. This leads to an infinite regress of causes, which is logically unsatisfying and impossible to verify.
What Was Before the Big Bang?
Another question that the Big Bang theory fails to answer is what was before the singularity exploded. What was the state of existence before space, time, matter, and radiation were created? Was there anything at all, or was there absolute nothingness?
Most scientists would say that there was nothing before the Big Bang, and that the question itself is meaningless, since time itself began with the Big Bang. However, this answer is not satisfactory, as it does not explain what “nothing” means, and how something can come from nothing.
What do we mean by nothing? Do we mean the absence of matter, energy, space, and time? Do we mean the absence of physical laws, constants, and principles?
Do we mean the absence of logic, mathematics, and information? Do we mean the absence of consciousness, awareness, and perception? Do we mean the absence of existence itself?