By David Thiessen
The secular world is forever trying to find an alternative to God and the Biblical account of creation and the latest, most accepted theory is the ``Big Bang.” In short, this theory holds that all the matter we see in the universe today was contained in one small localized area and some force propelled it outward, expanding the universe as it goes.
There are several problems with this idea and those problems come with unanswerable questions. Questions like: where did this matter come from? Into what territory is the universe expanding into? What was this force and how big and powerful was it to force all those planets, stars, comets, galaxies into a perpetual outward motion?
These questions are not the focus of this study and are reserved for another time. They are merely present to show the weakness of the Big Bang theory in its present form. The actual focus is on what has given this theory credence and credibility and that subject goes back to Edwin Hubble and what is known as Hubble’s law.
For two years Hubble and Humason continued to put in grueling nights at the telescope, pushing the technology to the limit. Their efforts paid off, and they managed to measure galaxies that were 20 times as distant as any they had reported in their 1929 paper. There was no escaping the implications of the data. The universe was expanding, and in a systematic way. The proportional relationship between a galaxy’s velocity and the distance became known as ``Hubble’s Law.”
There are major problems with this idea and application. In looking at the quote, we see that the standard of measurement is not the universe itself but galaxies. This data is being extrapolated to the universe even though there is no evidence showing that the universe itself is in fact expanding.
No one has measured nor actually knows the real boundaries of the universe and they would certainly not know the original boundaries from 14 billion years ago. There is no data on either concepts, from ancient sources or modern.
What Hubble and Humason did was take a known factor (galaxies) and observed their action then made a very large leap to a conclusion when their research presented no legitimate reason to make such a leap.
Let me illustrate.
One is riding in a car in Russia and they see other cars moving away from them and some approaching closer. One ignores the fact that those coming closer actually will disprove their eventual theory and calls them anomalies and focus on the other vehicles moving away from them.
Then the researcher in the car, without taking note of the actual Russian boundaries, either its original or the modern day ones, makes the claim that the Russian borders are expanding simply because vehicles are moving away from them.
Nothing in Hubble’s and Humason’s research actually shows that the universe is expanding. They did not find the borders of space; they did not find the original boundaries but rely solely on the fact that galaxies are moving away from the Milky Way. There is no possible way they can claim that the universe is expanding based upon such limited information for they did not measure the universe itself but some unrelated object that has room to roam.
As far as we can tell, there is no expanding universe. The boundaries of it are a mystery withheld from us. What we can tell is that God has made the universe so big that even the galaxies have room to avoid any gravitational complication and avoid possible destruction.
One cannot make the claim that the universe is expanding simply because galaxies are moving outward (if that is even the case). The astronomers are in an area of space where they cannot see the actual (if it has any) boundaries of the universe and since our galaxy, the Milky Way, is moving, all calculations will be distorted and inaccurate. There is no stationary marker in space that can be used to make accurate measurements thus what the astronomers conclude are mere guesses only and not truth nor fact.
The writer is an English teacher in Icheon, Gyeonggi Province. He can be reached at email@example.com.