From the Big Bang, not sure what was before. God does not exist and was not involved.
Not the Big Bang, but some other physical event. God does not exist and was not involved.
God created the Universe without a Big Bang. Earth was especially created.
God created the Universe with a Big Bang and then the universe evolved.
Some other mechanism created the Universe, without God...
God created the Universe in some other fashion...
You can sort of say its like water and ice. When it is ice, it is solid whereas if it was water, it flows and can affect things.
Not a great analogy, but the best I can think of.
But if you look at things like radioactive decay, you can see it. An atom lets off some energy and it loses some of its structure and either changes into another element or into an isotope of the same element.
Another way of looking at it would be the interaction of matter and antimatter. It pretty much all turns into energy.
I guess you could say it would be like ice melting. There is less ice (or in the atom's case protons or neutrons) after water drips off.
But yeah, a real physicists would be better at this (as Redress states). I only know what I do from the college library and from reading for pleasure. So my understanding may be inaccurate.
Its fun to act like I know something though
Last edited by tacomancer; 03-01-10 at 10:18 AM.
Well we're also kind of getting off topic, but it's somewhat interesting.
All current data points towards a Big Bang. Whether or not there was a god involved is something science will not be able to say. It's all personal opinion at that point.
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