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  • From the Big Bang, not sure what was before. God does not exist and was not involved.

    39 38.24%
  • Not the Big Bang, but some other physical event. God does not exist and was not involved.

    2 1.96%
  • God created the Universe without a Big Bang. Earth was especially created.

    2 1.96%
  • God created the Universe with a Big Bang and then the universe evolved.

    37 36.27%
  • Some other mechanism created the Universe, without God...

    13 12.75%
  • God created the Universe in some other fashion...

    9 8.82%
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    Re: Where did the Universe come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    that question is irrelevant as time and space did not exist so it is indeterminable
    String theory has an answer. Nth dimensional blobs of energy called branes. I don't to pretend to understand the math behind it, but its a neat theory.

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    Re: Where did the Universe come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    I cannot fit a square peg into a round hole, and I am in agreement my answer is: 7. I do not know.

    I stared at the options to find the one that "must" be able to represent my belief, it is not there.

    A "general scientific" viewpoint is that I cannot assert either for or against the existence of god since there is no scientific evidence to base it on, so it does not even fit into the equation.
    So what is your belief?

    If your "general scientific" viewpoint is such that you cannot use scientific evidence to determine the existence of God (no kidding. not provable), then you have no faith and you should answer 1, 2, or 5.

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    Re: Where did the Universe come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    that question is irrelevant as time and space did not exist so it is indeterminable
    Energy and charge are independent of time and space.

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    Re: Where did the Universe come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Energy and charge are independent of time and space.
    probably, i wouldn't have a clue, maybe our universe was created from a nuclear blast in a "bigger" universe, and we are really just sub particles within sub particles
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    Re: Where did the Universe come from?

    The Big Bang theory is the best theory we have currently. The exact nature of the Big Bang will probably evolve, but most likely it or something very similar will eventually be determined to be the real origin of the universe. Whether god was involved in the Big Bang is for others to determine and not a scientific problem.
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    Re: Where did the Universe come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    As far as I know not even the Bible speculates on any real details of how the universe was created, but I suppose one could imply that God created it. But the Bible isn't intended to explain it either.
    It does to a degree, of course this is highly metaphysical:

    Quote Originally Posted by Genesis 1
    1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
    Quote Originally Posted by John 1
    1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

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    Re: Where did the Universe come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    probably, i wouldn't have a clue, maybe our universe was created from a nuclear blast in a "bigger" universe, and we are really just sub particles within sub particles
    Right, and so we are in a Russian doll, with infinite "bigger" universes. What created the first one?

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    Re: Where did the Universe come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    String theory has an answer. Nth dimensional blobs of energy called branes. I don't to pretend to understand the math behind it, but its a neat theory.
    I believe you are referring to Brane cosmology, which has some neat aspects to it, but based on my (limited) knowledge as some one who enjoys physics as kinda a hobby, I find it uncompelling. The math involved however is way over my head, so take that for what it is worth.
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    Re: Where did the Universe come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    So what is your belief?

    If your "general scientific" viewpoint is such that you cannot use scientific evidence to determine the existence of God (no kidding. not provable), then you have no faith and you should answer 1, 2, or 5.
    No, 1,2 and 5 would be faith based as well.. faith that there is no god. That is equally invalid due to lack of evidence.

    I am not basing my judgment on faith, therefore the answer is 7 (42 actually).
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    Re: Where did the Universe come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The Big Bang theory is the best theory we have currently. The exact nature of the Big Bang will probably evolve, but most likely it or something very similar will eventually be determined to be the real origin of the universe. Whether god was involved in the Big Bang is for others to determine and not a scientific problem.
    I am not asking a scientific question.

    The energy has to come from somewhere? Another place just moves the location of the question, where did the energy originally come from? I believe the answer is God.

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