Thursday, September 09, 2010
Hawking Touts Spontaneous Creation
Spontaneous Creation? Like phosporous and water?
"The universe began with the Big Bang, which simply followed the inevitable law of physics," Hawking writes. “Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist. The universe didn't need a God to begin; it was quite capable of launching its existence on its own," says renowned physicist Stephen Hawking explains in his new book, The Grand Design.
So Hawking has thrown down the gauntlet, and schools of atheists are taking to the blogs to crow. But, not so fast! Granted Hawking is a preeminent scientist, and he must be taken seriously; however, there are several points that can be made about this statement of his.
First is the contention that the universe was formed by “spontaneous creation” and that this is all possible within the universe itself. Well, something is not right. Before the Big Bang, there was no universe to work with. Hawking is trying to confine attention to our Universe with this invention of spontaneous creation, and no one is spelling out just how this works. New theories, he says, causes him to make these statements. We haven’t seen these new theories in popular literature, so there is no way to prove or disprove his word. On his word we are to ignore the problems with pre-Big Bang physics of the cosmos. He is saying that our universe in the only thing we need to consider.
My personal opinion is that there is a “before the Big Bang” state of the cosmos, but what it contains I haven’t a clue!
Hints are flying down various scientific channels that the Higgs boson fills all of the cosmos, and it is referred to as the Higgs Field or the Higgs Ocean. So, if this is true, there was one hell of a lot of H-Bosons in existence prior to the BB. We may find out about the Higgs Boson from the LHC in Switzerland and France. Meanwhile, theories abound as to how disturbances in the Higgs Ocean could result in such a super-explosion as the BB.