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Discovery Magazine 9/1/2012


Not a Big Bang Machine

Newscasters often exaggerate in order to get people to read their stories. The more people
read their stories, the more attention they get and the more money their news organizations make. An example of this exaggeration has been the excitement over a special machine in Switzerland that speeds up tiny particles and smashes them together—a particle accelerator known as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

The machine has been called the “Big Bang Machine” by the media, as though scientists can flip the switch on the particle accelerator when they get to work in the morning and create new universes through Big Bangs every day. In truth, according to the LHC authorities themselves, the accelerator tries to recreate things that might have happened after the Big Bang (even though, as we have shown in this issue, the Big Bang is impossible). The recreated conditions are on a very, very small scale compared to what the Big Bang would have supposedly been, and the LHC scientists admit that these conditions actually happen all the time naturally in Earth’s atmosphere, and yet no universes are created. So the LHC is not really a “Big Bang Machine” at all.

Another thing the media has exaggerated about the LHC has been the so called “God Particle” (or Higgs Boson particle). The media gives the impression that this particle plays God in the Universe—creating things right and left—and somehow proves that the Big Bang happened and proves that God does not exist. But in truth, the particle does nothing of the sort. It is just another tiny element of God’s creation that scientists have discovered, just like how they discovered gravity and tiny atoms. Scientists believe that this particle helps to explain why things have mass, but the Higgs Boson does not create anything from nothing. That would go against the 1st Law of Thermodynamics, as we learned earlier in this issue. Only Someone outside of the Universe could create something from nothing—God.

Bible believers know that when scientists discover new and amazing things about God’s creation, it proves that our God is awesome and that there will always be more to learn, since He is an infinite God. When scientists discover tiny things like the Higgs Boson particle, it shows us more about how “the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible” (Hebrews 11:3).



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