Friday, May 1, 2009

NASA's Billion Dollar Gambit

It should be clear by now that the world is divided between those who believe in God and those who don't. It takes a number of forms, but the really big money is in the world of science.

The Issue? Evolution v. Design. Or, more specifically, how the universe began? Has it always been here? That's the Steady State Theory. Or did it have a beginning? That's the General Relativity Theory.

No reputable scientist believes The Steady State Theory any longer. Einstein and host of others have demonstrated, beyond doubt, that the universe had a beginning.

But how did it begin? The accepted answer these days is The Big Bang Theory. There is credible evidence, from a number of sources, that the universe is expanding from a theoretical beginning point. The heavenly bodies are not expanding to fill up the universe. Rather, the universe is expanding.

But every result requires a cause, according to science. If it's a natural cause, it needs a natural beginning. Some sort of natural material must be present BEFORE the Big Bang. Of course that means there is time and space BEFORE the beginning, which is not simply confusing but impossible.

If the cause is outside the natural, that's the definition of supernatural. And, of course, that's what the "Law of Causality" says:

Everything that had a beginning, had a cause
The universe had a beginning
Therefore the universe had a cause

Agnostic Astronomer, Robert Jastrow, in his book: The God of The Astronomer, wrote: "astronomical evidence leads to a biblical view of the origin of the world."

In this battle, the stakes are high. The Bible's assertion of God as The First Cause cannot stand without destroying the materialist's entire world.

So, NASA is spending a billion taxpayer dollars to find anti-matter in space. They're sending up a rocket to pursue the theory that The Big Bang ocurred when matter and anti-matter collided.

Of course, like grabbing a tiger by the tail, NASA has not indicated what they will do with this anti-matter, should they find it. Putting it in a container would bring it in touch with matter and there would then be an explosion, destroying both.

But, regardless of the outcome, the question will remain: Where did the anti-matter come from?

Stay tuned.