Charles Q. Choi describes the birth of the universe like this:
The universe was born with the Big Bang as an unimaginably hot, dense point. When the universe was just 10-34 of a second or so old — that is, a hundredth of a billionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second in age — it experienced an incredible burst of expansion known as inflation, in which space itself expanded faster than the speed of light. During this period, the universe doubled in size at least 90 times, going from subatomic-sized to golf-ball-sized almost instantaneously…
One second after the Big Bang, the universe was filled with neutrons, protons, electrons, anti-electrons, photons and neutrinos.
It sounds so cut-and-dried…but not compared to the commentary of Brian Thomas:
One way to solve the lithium problem is to jettison the Big Bang theory altogether. Actually, that would fix a long list of problems: the horizon problem, mature distant galaxy problem, dark matter problem, flatness problem, missing antimatter problem, young spiral galaxy problem, inflation ignition problem, asymmetry problem, and star formation problem.
As science progresses, one would think it would increasingly confirm theories like the Big Bang. But instead of solving the Big Bang’s many problems, scientists are only finding more of them. The Big Bang theory has been imploding for decades as scientific experiments and observations continue to confirm Big Bang deal-breakers. And if the man-made narrative of the Big Bang never really happened, then God’s narrative of universal beginnings is back on the table.
- Choi, C.Q. (2015). Our Expanding Universe: Age, History & Other Facts. Available http://www.space.com/52-the-expanding-universe-from-the-big-bang-to-today.html. Last accessed 18th Jul 2015.
- Thomas, B. (2014). Big Bang Fizzles under Lithium Test. Available http://www.icr.org/article/big-bang-fizzles-under-lithium-test/. Last accessed 18th Jul 2015.