Reproduction of a lively debate on the creation of "nothingness" and God...
Q. Ike, If your modern science cannot answer how nothingness gets the mass of the particle? Consequentially we are not suppose to answer how God was created.
A. This is an old browbeaten and sacred 'chicken-or-the-egg' argument. Let me help you with it. On a lighter note and by the way, scientists believe that 'The chicken came first, not the egg.'
In 1964 Higgs resolved it for all of us; the matter in the universe got its mass in the billionth of a second after the Big Bang. The Higgs boson - a boson that gives mass to all other subatomic particles after its interaction with it in a ‘Higgs field’. As interaction became more intense the heavier they became. This theory explains the creation of the universe from nothingness and explains the shape of it.
At CERN in Switzerland, the protons were smashed against each other at great speed and resulted in the observance of the first Higgs boson. Since this particle gave mass to nothingness of energy, it is erroneously nicknamed the ‘God particle’ though it proves nonexistence of a super creator.
Q. Ok, Ike if it is so, I will rest my case if Hubble or James Watt in near future can peer closer to the Big Bang, and decipher for us the beginning of the universe?
A. No it is not so easy. You are asking too much from science. “Within Einstein’s theory of general relativity, the Big Bang is a singularity—we can’t go beyond that singularity. ”Immense theoretical and technical challenges obstruct our viewing-peering the origins from any futuristic telescopes. Our desire to get closer is hampered by the opacity of super energies as a result of the Big Bang.
“There’s only so far back we can see, and that’s about 380,000 years” after the big bang, when detection of light particles, or photons, becomes impossible because of the high energies at that time,'' says physicist Michael S. Turner of the University of Chicago.
The observable universe is 14 billion light-years across, and our view is very limited. Have you ever really thought why should 'we lowly ones,' living in a forgotten corner of a minor galaxy, be so bold enough to demand and watch our 'birth' from nothingness from the ringside? We have reached as far back as the edge of 750 million years in time, one day, who knows where our frontiers are? Our neural networking is designed to decode our origins; that is our purpose here. Limited is a very generous definition of our view of 'The Universe.'
Physically we are rather 'Mr. Nobodies' of the Universe, in relation to our small existence on a forlorn planet powered by a dying yellow dwarf. Our questions and ability to define 'The Universe' as created for us is a result of our narcissistic and exaggerated mindset. Actually our vantage point of 'The Universe' from 'The Earth' is as insignificant and akin to an electron riding around the first orbit of H atom in the core of the earth demanding to know about the creation of planet 'Earth.'
Or imagine this lowly placed electron sees things around it and wants to define life in New York. The limitations of humans cannot be better enunciated. Our positional expertise is so limited, yet we have been given an extraordinary ability through our minds to unlock the greatest mystery - How did we come into existence? That we shall achieve in due course!
We 'Humans' live in the slow lane, our time zone dictates that. Unlike the 'light years' of universe, earth revolves around the sun in 365 days and spins on its axis in 24 hours; our life and time scale is determined by the speed of earth's revolution and spinning. The universe however works on a different time scale, that of light years, at the speed of light the change or distance we move is 0.00000000…….1 of universe movements.*
*1/186,000miles/sec*60 sec*24 hour*365= 1/1.74096*10 raise to power 10 (AU (Astronomical Unit) is the average distance of the Earth from the Sun (1 AU ∼ 150 million km). Light Year is the distance that light can travel in year, which is 9.46 trillion km)
We are small insignificant players within a humongous jigsaw puzzle; forces of nature and natural selection are working on their own humongous scale. Let's better know our size and stop checking birds for flu and cows for burps and farts. Our known history of 10,000 years and unknown of 100,000 is still less than a fraction of a nano-nano- second in terms of nearly infinite time of universe. Rest assured our generation for millions of years to come will rest in peace very nicely on this abode of ours.
Q. The physicists found many (1000) new elementary particles in accelerators. But we need only one ( 1) electron and one (1 ) proton to create first atom, to begin to create the Nature. All another elementary particles (mesons, muons , bosons, taus all their girlfriends - antiparticles, all quarks and antiquarks…etc) are dead end of evolution.
A. Maybe you are right, that one electron and one proton to create the first atom needs electromagnetic forces to keep the electron in the orbit, maybe all that you call ‘dead end evolution’ is creating the unseen, after all ‘gravity’ and Grand Unification, grand unified theory, may need all other elementary particles. Without the Bosons there would be no mass! The use of others that we are not yet aware of is the result of limited know-how; we are only at the tip of the iceberg of knowledge. Dark matter, the unknown stuff, should have some need of minor particles giving it its so far unobservable theoretical existence.
Q. The Nature works very economically for example, biologists know 100 ( hundred ) kinds of amino acids. But only 20 ( twenty) kinds of amino acids-are suitable to produce molecules of protein, from which all different cells created on our planet. What are about another 80 % of amino acids? They are dead end of evolution.
A. Evolution has no dead ends. Our minds are limited to comprehend the intricacies of evolution. What we consider dead end is actually the road to a new frontier of understanding.
'Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.' - Rumi
Reincarnation is a reality; death is actually the beginning of a 'new life' in different life forms for 4,600 trillions of our linear nuclear chromosomes (a human body contains nearly 100 trillion cells). Death ensures distribution of our 4600 trillion chromosomes in different combinations. (Ashes to ashes, dust to dust)
Our birth is significant, as it gives us the neural networking that may help us know issues that a smart dolphin or a whale cannot comprehend. It is the beginning of an endless end, where these various chromosomes in our body governed by the number of pairs of chromosomes shall move on at our death; the new shape of our atomic constituents in one body is rare but the probability is high; they all will come around as a small part in different forms and configurations.
(Human cells have 23 pairs of large linear nuclear chromosomes, giving a total of 46 per cell. In addition to these, human cells have many hundreds of copies of the mitochondrial genome).
Let's be clear that we are the beginning of infinity. Our end is our beginning, our beginning is our end, the basic atomic and subatomic elemental constituents that embody our 100 plus trillion cells have no dates of expiry; they all are part of that singularity and will end in singularity of 'The Universe.'
We are 'The Universe' living. These cells of ours will appear and reappear in new forms until we collapse in a 100 trillion years in a new singularity.