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Regarding the ? about how did life begin from an atheist viewpoint,most of you said from Big Bang or matter exploded. How do you propose

matter got there in the first place? Your inquiring minds should drive you to find the answer.

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First of all, the Big Bang is not an explosion and has nothing to do with where the matter from the singularity "came from".

Second, even if science does not currently know something does not mean the answer must be magic gods. That's what primitive man thought about the origin of lightning, but now we know better. Sadly many people still resort to that sort of thinking- "I don't get it therefore god".

Third, current physics on the origin of the singularity has several hypotheses being investigated as we speak, but our technology is just catching up to the math. For example, we have just been able to verify the existence of the Higgs Boson with the CERN supercollider, even though it's existence was postulated in the sixties.

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I agree 100%. I bet you jut LOVED it when the Pope insisted Hawking could do all the maths in the world to prove the start of our Universe BUT he had to put God in there as a self-evident fact of creation! The Catholic Church has a long and proud record of persecuting scientists who said he sun is the centre of our system, that Jupiter couldn't have four moons because God's universe was perfect - and all the other silly rubbish that had condemned all clerics and their superstitions to the trash can of history.... You have my 'helpful' tick of support!
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Thank you for your answer.
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Still it moves.
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I'm thinking the Big Bang. 1 reason for it is that galaxies were seen from Hubble moving very quickly away suggesting an explosion of tremendous force took place many years ago

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And the question remains:"whomade all those other galaxies?
There HAD TO BE a great DESIGNER!
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Agreed.
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Completely wrong.
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The Big Bang or the reality of a Savior and Lord?
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There is zero logical reason to believe that lack of knowledge means the answer must be magic gods.
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Dannie105, thank you for answer .
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Very good point!

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Not even close.
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Happy Easter
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Happy Easter 007! Haha!
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Notbob, thank you for answer.
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Torngren, you say "not even close"--
Why? Then what IS close?
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The explanation of the Big Bang theory is far from complete, but I do believe we will have a working hypothesis by the end of this century. Personally, I rather like the suggestion that two parallel universes bumped into each other with such force, they split the fabric of space and time and opened up another dimension. OUR universe! There is proof that there has to be eleven dimensions to space and time for reality to exists as we perceive it. The fact I can't understand that doesn't make it invalid. The ultimate explanation of the Big Bang won't include fictitious beings and entities capable of supernatural powers - you can be absolutely sure of that!!!

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Dr. Brian, thank you for answer but question was how did the universes get there? Even from nothingness, how did "nothingness" become in the first place? What was it before it wasn't?
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"Nothing" is essentially a nonsense term in physics. Doesn't really exist.
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Your guess is as good as mine. The eleven dimensions that have to be there is a mathematical fact that has been demonstrated. I can't understand what a tenth dimension could possibly be, so I accept that concept as reasonable but beyond my understanding. For reasons deep within my persona, the idea of colliding universes answers a lot of questions about why and how the Big Bang could have happened. Otherwise I am left with fairy stories and thousand year old prejudices, which simply do not sit well as a credible explanation. But there was no "nothingness" or no 'before' for that matter. The clash of two other dimensions opened up a 'hole' in the fabric of space/time and our Universe was the energy that leaked out into this new dimension. To me, that seems credible and believable - as much as I know I will never be clever enough to understand the maths that explain it all....
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There are many scientists working to "Prove God". The fact that you can't understand or accept it, doesn't make the concept of God invalid either.

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What makes it invalid, is no available evidence to test against. There is nothing to understand or accept. Sorry. . .
wrong.
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There is no evidence for multiple universes either. So.....
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Sure there is. It's quantifiable. Proven through mathematics. God; Not so much.
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Sooo. . .
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torngren, who invented mathematics? Where would you be without it? The question is how did the universes start?
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There are no actual scientists working to "prove god"- we have more important things to do, things that are actually science.

Science by definition must be objective, verifiable, testable, falsifiable, and natural. The concept of "gods" is not any of these things.

And I must agree with Torngren- the a priori assumption that everything must be created by your particular Canaanite sky deity is both illogical and arrogant.
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I am patiently waiting for ANYONE to prove to me the existence of a Christian "God." Or a Buddhist one, or a Hindu God - or any of the hundreds of conflicting legends about supernatural Beings that supposedly created our Universe. And an explanation of why none of them agree with each other.... And would you accept that Allah, for example, was the only true God? I don't think so....
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Dr. Brian, I hope you never will have a near- death experience, but if it happened that you did ; then I expect you would be a believer in God- please read the latest book by Dr. Eben Alexander.
There are strange things in this world.
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I had a NDE. I didn't see a heaven... I didn't see a god... and I didn't hear any angelic music. Stop using NDE's as evidence, since they're so conflicting.
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NDEs have a medical explanation, proved in clinical studies- they are hallucinations caused by hypoxia in the brain during cardiac arrest, occurring in the 18% or so of resuscitated individuals with higher blood pressure. The phenomenon can be replicated with electrodes and drugs like ketamine. Also by G-force machines test pilots use. About 1 in 5 have a hallucinatory experience when they pass out at 9g.
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Thank you for your concern Keatron - from earlier encounters you may know I have my own, personal belief systems that are of no concern to anyone else. I am not afraid of Death or dying and my God and I get along just fine on a daily basis. But the one-eyed extremists who push their one closed-minded version of the "Truth" get on my wick. 200 religions acknowledge a God, but none of them can agree on what that concept means! There is a 200 to 1 chance that God isn't the Christian God we have all been conditioned to believe in. Honestly , they can't ALL be right and it is quite possible they are all wrong. We may never know - and it doesn't bother me one little bit....
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Some say the Big Bang was a lucky accident, and life was another one. However both have such an elegant design that I see an intelligence behind them. To think it all came into existence from nothing is not possible for me.I tried but just couldn't accept it. My only reasoning is an eternal source. I don't think I will know in the time I have left. I suspect we may all come and go without ever knowing. Other than for curiosity's sake, knowing really isn't important to me.

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Olpaint, thank you for answer, but yes, it is important because of all the souls out there that do not believe in God; so for their sakes,and salvation, it's important! I believe a Creator (God) made all that is in existence, including nothingness- where it exists. And if this is not true, then how did it become to be? And even why did it become to be? And I do feel we need to seek answers.
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I answered in the affirmative, regarding an eternal source for creation.and I would like to know more, but their is only speculation on the how, why, and when. In the end, that knowledge is not important to me.It will be, what it will be.If god controls all, then understand the how and why, cannot alter the final outcome.
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Keep in mind , I don't claim to know what's important or what's not. I merely stated that in the end,it's not important to me.
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I think God caused the Big Bang XD

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Hello! :D
Hope things are well with you, Andrew. :)
Talk to you later. :)
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Oh...one thing. You never answered me about Olivia. You two still talking? If you don't answer this...then I'll just ask you later. :p
Later...
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Not really. Lol. But some friends at school are helping me get a girl.
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All right. Just wanted to check on you. :)
Talk to you later. :)
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And good for you...by the way. :)
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Defiant one, thank you for answer.
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