In the beginning, there was nothing—nothing but a chasm of infinite darkness, and in a way, a peace that would last indefinitely. The universe, as is viewed today, was merely a singularity. There was still something there before The Bang. Expansion of the universe, as is widely portrayed, is false. The universe did not expand into anything, but rather space expanded upon itself at an accelerated rate. The temperature of the universe was so hot, which allowed for all matter to spread and separate everything that ever was, everything that is, and everything that will come to pass. Of course, eventually, the universe cooled drastically from over ten million degrees Celsius to what it is today. If it had not, life would not exist. Stars, particles of all kinds, galaxies, planets, black holes, dark matter—everything in space—formed as a result of The Bang. Then came the light. Then came the Earth. Then came evolution. Do not be fooled, though; The Bang is not a theory of creation, but rather a theory of the earliest moments of the universe to what exists today. 

Questions immediately arise when studying this relatively huge ‘theory’ such as whether or not this is the first universe to exist, is this the first Bang that took place, and did it occur naturally or by some other means? The mother of all questions is who or what caused The Bang to happen in the first place. Theologians argue that God existed before all things, and thus caused the universe to begin and catalyze The Bang. Some scientists wholeheartedly believe that there is no God, and the universe created itself and resulted in evolution. The cynics believe neither in God nor The Bang, but rather have an indifferent view of the beginning of all things. The cynics believe that humans can never truly know for sure who or what created or catalyzed the universe. The difference between all three is that some choose to believe in a God that cannot be physically seen, while others choose to remain distant from phenomena greater than them and life itself.  

It cannot be forgotten or overlooked that The Big Bang Theory is exactly what it says—a theory. Just like every other scientific theory, it has evidence to back it but no true way of confirming its validity. No matter how much science proves to be correct, there is no possible way to ever know for sure. A theory, by definition, is speculation intending to explain something. Law, on the other hand, is proven to be fact. As much as The Bang and the theory of evolution are believed to be true and make sense, there is still the question of how it all started. Something or someone had to be the catalyst. Nothing can just happen on its own. Rain does not just happen to water the seeds of the earthA glass of water does not just spill to travel across a table, expanding and expanding and expanding—much similar to this supposed Bang. There must always be a catalyst! Newton’s third law is as follows: for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Who or what took action to cause such a resulting reaction as the start of the universe? There are many possible answers to that question. This ties back to the possibility that a universe existed before the one that exists today, and it could have had a ginormous black hole that led to this new universe. Again, this ties back to the theory of the multiverse. Theories, theories, and more theories. Why are there so many? Because the human mind is capable of extraordinary things and seeks so longingly for answers to such extraordinary questions. To say one person is right or wrong in these matters is an outrage. Who are they to say how the universe began. Unless they traveled back in time—which is rather unlikely, though still possible—and saw the beginning of all things, then they cannot boast their theory as correct. Even so, if someone was present for The Bang that is said to have occurred, they would have burned to the crisp faster than a black hole would tear their body apart, under the assumptions made by said theory.  

Evolution, as laid out by Charles Darwin and Company, states that species of all kinds arise and develop by way of inherited variations which further one’s aptitude to survive amongst danger and threat, compete amongst all other species, and reproduce to carry on one’s own passed down, inherited genes. The theory claims that all life is connected and has evolved from the first life form to what exists today and what will exist one hundred, five hundred, even ten thousand years from now. This theory is somewhat contradicting, however. It says that gradual changes of genetics take place only within a species. That would mean there would only have been one species since the beginning of time and until the eventual end of time. Unless certain species mated with another, how exactly did the first humans come about? Records say they appeared rather suddenly, but there is no true explanation for it. It is true that humans have evolved to be able to survive way longer than when they first appeared, but still the question remains of how they first were created. For that matter, how were any species created? The Bang claims to be the reason, in that it apparently launched a series of ongoing creation of life every which way and that.  

The Bang, in a way, seems like an excuse for those who do not believe in a being greater than us—God. There is plenty of evidence to support The Bang, and that is why it is so easy to believe it. The Bang may very well be true, but the idea that it just happened on its own is perhaps the biggest disgrace to those who claim to understand and grasp the meanings, reasons, and secrets of life.   

The greatest thing about the study of the universe is that there will always be questions. The very nature of human beings is to seek knowledge of the universe and the matter all around it. Without the lust for knowledge, The Bang would still be a mystery to us. Without the lust for knowledge, everyone would still be living in caves—kind of like the law of the land. Where two or more people coexist, there will always be disagreement, questions, and potential for the discovery of the unknown. That is, unequivocally, the greatest testimony of the human race. 

Whether you choose to believe in The Bang or not, realize it is not a creation theory. There had to have been something that created the chasm of nothingness that exists before The Bang even came to pass. For now, these theories will continue to be argued by intellectuals, scientists, theologians, and philosophers of the like. As always, it is best to look to the stars, the world, and the land beyond, and continue to ask questions. It is what human beings are best at. Answers, on the other hand, are not so easy to discover or prove. Intelligent people who seek true knowledge discuss ideas. All others discuss people. The difference is clear.

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