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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?

    Behold, one day the Lord was taking a bath. The Lord saith "let there be gas", whereupon he cut a huge fart. Deep beneath the long longer still waters of the Holy bath tub, one of the bubbles began expanding, and thus the Universe was born......

    Makes as much sense as any other religious explanation.
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    Re: Where did the Universe come from?

    The universe was, is, and always will be.
    Impossible to "create" it....
    "God" is one of man's inventions...
    I think there is a true "god" is some form who designed this section of the universe....
    Life, particularly today , is too great to be a ramdom , undesigned thing..

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    Re: Where did the Universe come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    The universe was, is, and always will be.
    Impossible to "create" it....
    "God" is one of man's inventions...I think there is a true "god" is some form who designed this section of the universe....
    Life, particularly today , is too great to be a ramdom , undesigned thing..
    Or God could be the creative energy that motivates and moves us. It doesn't necessarily have to exist as something separate from creation.
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    Re: Where did the Universe come from?

    Since I took your poll, I felt it incumbent upon myself to explain my answer. I am a deist. Specifically, I am a pagan. So, I do believe in the existence of divinity, although to say "God" leaves kind of a sour taste in my mouth, and hearkens to the patriarchal Judeo/Christian cosmology. Unfortunately you didn't allow for any more generic terminology, so I had to work with what I had. But, yes, i do believe that the creation, and evolution of the universe had a divine spark. And, for the record, no, I don't think that belief has any business being taught in our schools' science classes.

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    Re: Where did the Universe come from?

    I responded "Some other mechanism created the Universe, without God... ". I am atheist, so that explains the second part of the statement. The first part is a bit more difficult.

    I admire Carl Sagan and much of his work and here is a quote from him:

    Some people think God is an outsized, light-skinned male with a long white beard, sitting on a throne somewhere up there in the sky, busily tallying the fall of every sparrow. Others—for example Baruch Spinoza and Albert Einstein—considered God to be essentially the sum total of the physical laws which describe the universe. I do not know of any compelling evidence for anthropomorphic patriarchs controlling human destiny from some hidden celestial vantage point, but it would be madness to deny the existence of physical laws.
    I guess then that I believe in the existence of physical laws, some of which are obvious (gravity) and some of which are not.

    I believe in the Drake Equation which helps deduce how many detectable extraterrestrial civilizations are in the Milky Way. Newer theories and equations quest to determine the numbers in the universe.

    Some people object to these ideas because they like to think Earth is "special". Others say why have they not visited us, then reject the Fermi paradox which found that technological civilizations tend to self-destruct (proliferation of nuclear weapons anyone?). They may also reject what others claim to be evidence of alien visitations to earth. UFO's, unexplained archaeology, and other phenomena can suggest alien visitation or even settlement (in addition there are some findings outside of Earth that suggest other life ). I am not saying everything you hear is true, but like Sagan, everything should be investigated.

    Maybe the universe has always existed, maybe there is a point where time and space collide. Like any belief there is a limitation with strict belief in physical laws; there is no room for the unknown -- maybe like exists in forms that are not carbon based or that have DNA, maybe it is something else.

    In short I believe that there may have been a big bang, but more likely that everything has always (which can be limited by the crossover of time and space) been "here". The god that some of use feel comes from the god spot in the brain, which has been found. Chemicals and neurons firing cause the "feelings" of faith. I believe what is more likely is the idea Sagan proposed in his book "Contact", there is a collective conscious, one day we will all know what that means.

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    Re: Where did the Universe come from?

    Wow.... all these bogus claims about the universe. Here's the real truth:
    The Universe was sneezed out of the nose of a being called the Great Green Arkleseizure, and it will end in "The Coming of the Great White Handkerchief."
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    Re: Where did the Universe come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Dragon View Post
    Wow.... all these bogus claims about the universe. Here's the real truth:
    The Universe was sneezed out of the nose of a being called the Great Green Arkleseizure, and it will end in "The Coming of the Great White Handkerchief."
    You are wrong. The Universe was constructed by the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
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    Re: Where did the Universe come from?

    If universe was created from big bang than from where was Big Bang's source created and the biggest question is WHO CREATED THE GOD?

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    Re: Where did the Universe come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by ewmahendra View Post
    If universe was created from big bang than from where was Big Bang's source created and the biggest question is WHO CREATED THE GOD?
    Wha?


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    Re: Where did the Universe come from?

    Everyone can convince themselves they have the answers but the fact remains no one has any answers to what happened that long ago. Just about anything or any force of nature could have created the universe. But human ego doesn't allow people to just say I don't know.
    "Rome is the mob. Conjure magic for them and they’ll be distracted. Take away their freedom and still they’ll roar. The beating heart of Rome is not the marble of the senate, it’s the sand of the coliseum. He’ll bring them death – and they will love him for it.” - Senator Gracchus (Gladiator)

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