The Big Bang has been the standard cosmological model for something like the last half-century or more. However, there have been numerous nagging questions that have failed to be resolved. Perhaps the biggest one is what caused the Big Bang to occur. This has been a huge mystery for secular cosmologists. However a recent paper in the well-respected peer-reviewed journal Science claims to have found the reason the big bang occurred. As always there are severe issues with the information presented to the public as fact.
The Big Bang, for anyone who may have missed it somehow, is the idea that the universe exploded into existence from nothing. Some researchers say it was literally nothing, while others claim it came from an infinitesimally small dot of compressed matter and energy. This supposedly exploded creating the matter from which the stars, galaxies, planets, and life itself emerged. There are all manner of problems with this hypothesis, and researchers have been attempting to solve many of them.
These researchers, from the University of Central Florida, detailed some theoretical mechanisms which, in their view, could have sparked the Big Bang. They were not originally looking into the origin of the universe. Their research was focused on hypersonic jet propulsion. In the process of attempting to make jet engines better, they discovered some processes which they believe have some relevance on the explosion from a tiny dot to a universe (or universes if you buy the multiverse idea that sometimes is tied to tbe Big Bang). The exact processes involved are very complicated physics, Suffice to say, the processes do work for supersonic jet engines.
According to the press release from the university:
The key is applying the right amount of turbulence and mixing to an unconfined flame until it become self-perpetuating, at which point the flame begins to burn the ingested energy leading to a Mach 5 hypersonic supernova explosion.
In other words, what these researchers did was stir up the matter and mix it with a flame until the fire was self-sustaining, which eventually led to an explosion. This leads to a couple of questions. First of all, how did the flames get there? The researchers claim that at a certain density, there will be spontaneous combustion. If that’s true, how did the matter in the singularity (the fancy term for the dot) get compressed to that density? The second question is what caused the compressed matter to get stirred up? And how did it happen in just the right way that would permit the spontaneously combusting matter to remain alight? These questions all need to be answered before they can definitively claim this mechanism could have sparked the Big Bang.
Even if this spark that fired the Big Bang, the evolutionary cosmologists still have a ton of unanswered questions. They need to explain, for example, the formation of all the heavy elements, the formation of stars and galaxies, the cosmic microwave background not being uniform, and numerous other similar problems. None of these have been satisfactorily explained, despite decades of trying.
Evolutionists will, of course, dismiss this as mere creationist propaganda but the facts remain. The fact that these are problems is illustrated by the fact that the cosmological evolutionists have appealed to a wide variety of mechanisms to solve their problems. These mechanisms include dark energy, dark matter, and inflation. These share one key thing in common. We have observed none of them. There is some anecdotal evidence for dark matter. Inflation, particularly the inflaton particle that drives it, has never been observed and the inflaton conflicts with much of what we know about physics. The same idea applies to dark energy.
Unfortunately, despite its many flaws, evolutionists are unlikely to abandon the Big Bang, simply for lack of a viable alternative. They refuse to believe that the world was created by God so they are left with proposing a purely naturalistic explanation. In order to maintain their war against God, they must accept a naturalistic explanation for the origin of the universe, however, absurd, however little evidence there is for it. The Big Bang is simply is the best secular model available since it has made a single correct prediction: the existence of the cosmic microwave background. Nevermind that every single one of its other predictions has been wrong, never mind they have to believe in unobservable magic forces to make it work, atheists are determined to not believe in God.