Joni Mitchell and The Big Bang agree:
“We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon,
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.”
The Bible says man was specially created directly by God, and created in His image. The Big Bang (BB) says the materials in our bodies were forged in the cores of stars. Naturalism further says we are nothing but animated stardust. However, is this solid science?
I was always told that the BB explained all observations. However, as is often the case, what is told to the public is *not* what the experts really say. The BB requires cosmic inflation to resolve show-stopping problems. Without inflation, the BB is dead in the water. Thus the hoopla and talk of Nobel Prizes for the discovery of the First direct evidence of cosmic inflation last March.
As careful observers are now aware, the supposed evidence for inflation has been debunked. Additionally, if you talk to a “inflation expert”, there isn’t a single model that works.
In continued desperation to explain how such an unlikely universe as ours exists, many are relying on the multiverse hypothesis. In referring to the false claims of evidence for inflation, a recent column in Nature declares this Big Bang blunder bursts the multiverse bubble.
Premature hype over gravitational waves highlights gaping holes in models for the origins and evolution of the Universe, argues Paul Steinhardt.
The BICEP2 incident has also revealed a truth about inflationary theory. The common view is that it is a highly predictive theory. If that was the case and the detection of gravitational waves was the ‘smoking gun’ proof of inflation, one would think that non-detection means that the theory fails. Such is the nature of normal science. Yet some proponents of inflation who celebrated the BICEP2 announcement already insist that the theory is equally valid whether or not gravitational waves are detected. How is this possible?
The answer given by proponents is alarming: the inflationary paradigm is so flexible that it is immune to experimental and observational tests. … No experiment can rule out a theory that allows for all possible outcomes. Hence, the paradigm of inflation is unfalsifiable.
Bottom line: There is no solid naturalistic theory of origins at all. There is no proof that the Biblical Creation account is myth.
For extra credit homework, review the video Cosmic Mythology – Dismantling the Big Bang Theory.