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SCIENCE, SOCIOLOGY, RELIGION => Science and Technology => Topic started by: Bantu_Kelani on August 21, 2003, 01:14:40 PM

Title: Sience and Theology
Post by: Bantu_Kelani on August 21, 2003, 01:14:40 PM
I have always believed in a HIGHER POWER. I started to read books on physics early in this life. Physics is LIFE itself. Everything we do in our day lives features a principle of Physics. Most physicists believe in GOD. Albert EINSTEIN, the ultimate physicist, was a firm believer in GOD. I have thus tied in my mind that the notion of SCIENCE and GOD, Sience and Theology complement each other. Any rational scientist will believe that the ORDER OF THE UNIVERSE and hence LIFE itself did not happen by accident.

In the BIG BANG theory, there was an Event which caused the Big Bang. If an infinitely small yet very dense spec of dust contained all that was to become the Universe, it must have been created. It must have existed in a 'space' which our minds can not conceive. All Nature, Time itself, all that was to become basic elements (oxygen, iron, gold, etc...) was contained in that tiny spec. How come this happened by accident? Then what triggered this event? Could it have been created by itself out of Nothing? ABSOLUTELY NO!

An  Scientist with Integrity will give up his life for the betterment of HUMANITY.. A religious Fanatic will sacrifice HUMANITY for his Ideals :(.


Title: Re: Sience and Theology
Post by: Bantu_Kelani on August 21, 2003, 01:19:37 PM
The Big Bang and the formation of matter

The most known theory about the orgin of the universe is the Big Bang. The Big Bang took place 15,000,000,000 years ago. This theory says that something which was as big as an atom and which was very hot explosed. After 10-35 there were quarks (particles which forms protons and neutrons). There were also antiquarks and when the quarks and the antiquarks came together they have destroyed each other and they only left energy (often gamma radiation thus photons). The temperature was 1027 degrees. One theory says that there was more matter than antimatter, if it was not so now there were not any stars or planets in the universe. But it is a riddle, because the theory of the Big Bang tells us that the Big Bang was symmetrical and that means that there should be as much matter as anitmatter. Another theory says that at the beginning there was as much matter as anitmatter, but the antimatter had decayed very fast. After 0.0001 seconds mesons, protons and neutrons have been formed. The temperature was 1012 degrees. After 3 minutes protons and neutrons fused to ions and when it was colder this ions caught electrons and so the first atoms were born. But this happend 300,000 years later when the temperature was only 3,000 degrees. The first elements were hydrogen and helium. In all this processes there were much energy. So the matter like we know it today was born. Foremost since the Big Bang there is space and time and during the Big Bang the unified power has been divided in the four fundamental powers (gravity, electromagnetic power, weak power, strong power). The unified field theory will be discribed in the next chapter.

The unified field theory

The unified field theory is for modern physics the most important problem. This theory says that after the Big Bang only one unified power has existed. This GUT-Power (Grand Unified Theory) was divided into four fundamental powers.

Today we try to bring the four powers together. It has been discovered that a symmetry has existed between the electromagnetic power and the weak power which has broken. It is important to know that the W+-, the W-- and the Z0-particles are the exchangeparticles of the weak power. In our universe there is the higgs field, which unifieds with the field of the weak power. With high energy it is possible to destroy the higgs field and the exchangeparticles of the weak power are then free, they behave like photons and do not differ from them. For this discovery S. Glashow, S. Weinberg and A. Salam got the noble price. In an experiment in the CERN (Conseil Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire), in the proton-antiproton-collider this particles were found and so the electricalweak power was proofed. Now phycisists work to find a connection between the electroweak power and the strong power.


Title: Re: Sience and Theology
Post by: guybaux on June 20, 2005, 12:30:48 PM
I am thinking that there is a fundamental problem is all of this.
The mathematics and physics ( the same thing) of this universe may be incapable of explaining the origin of this universe. It could only do so if the present laws of physics existed prior to the present universe, which is to say the universe already exist.
The big bang theory has a problem in this. What do you think?

Title: Re: Sience and Theology
Post by: preach on June 23, 2005, 01:11:42 AM
The mathematics and physics of this universe do the same thing that religion does, pacify and ease peoples' fear of the unknown. The big bang theory sounds just as kooky as any other fairytale.