The Creation of the Universe


In my short life on this planet I have come to question things that many
take upon blind faith. We all know that we must some day die; yet we
continuously deny the forces at work inside ourselves, which want to search out
the answers of what may or may not come after. It is far easier for humanity to
accept that they will go to a safe haven and be rewarded for their lives with
pleasures and fantasies of an unfathomable scale than to question the existence
of a supposed omnipotent being. Yet, there are a few of us humans who tend to
question the why\'s and wherefore\'s that society puts forth to us. We question
the existence of God, or the creation of mankind rather than blindly accepting
faith-filled beliefs we may received from our parents as children. Perhaps it
is because we live in a nation filled with many peoples of different beliefs
whose Gods are all so varied and different that it is difficult to fathom that
they are all the same divine being. It is also plausible that we just have a
desire to quench the thirst for knowledge that lies deep within ourselves. As
for myself, I cannot believe in a being which created a universe and a multitude
of worlds in a rather short period of time then deigns to lower itself into
becoming a puppet-master and "pulling the strings" of the Earth and all of the
people therein.
Since this paper touches upon many scientific terms, I feel that in
order for the reader to correctly grasp the content I must first define three
words: Theory, Law, and Hypothesis. The definitions will allow for a greater
understanding of this essay and give us an even ground upon which to begin.

Theory; (th˙1e-r˙, th˙r1˙) noun

1. a. Systematically organized knowledge applicable in a relatively wide
variety of circumstances, especially a system of assumptions, accepted
principles, and rules of procedure devised to analyze, predict, or otherwise
explain the nature or behavior of a specified set of phenomena. b. Such
knowledge or such a system.

2. An assumption based on limited information or knowledge; a conjecture.
Law; (l˙) noun

12. a. A formulation describing a relationship observed to be invariable
between or among phenomena for all cases in which the specified conditions are
met: the law of gravity. b. A generalization based on consistent
experience or results: the law of supply and demand; the law of averages.

Hypothesis; (h˙-p˙th1˙-s˙s) noun

1. A tentative explanation that accounts for a set of facts and can be
tested by further investigation; a theory.

2. Something taken to be true for the purpose of argument or investigation;
an assumption.

It is important that you thoroughly read the above definitions or you
will be at a disadvantage if you do not. You will note that there are several
different definitions to each word. I felt it was important to include the
added definitive statement to theory because it shows the difference between a
scientific theory and an "everyday" theory based upon conjecture. The
additional definitions to law and hypothesis are both added for a further
understanding of these words.
The definition of creationism is somewhat more complex. One must start
by saying that the belief in the creation of the universe given at the beginning
of the Bible is literally true. Creationism is a belief based solely upon faith
(which is a belief in and of itself). There are no scientific facts as a basis
for this belief, solely conjectural theories and speculations. It is ingrained
into our minds, as children that a belief of a force, or supernatural entity,
which is all powerful and all knowing, is watching over us and taking care of
our needs. Yet, to me, saying this very sort of thing is heretical in its very
essence. To be so crude as to think that some being which created the universe
itself and all things in it would take the time to care for each and every
individual is incomprehensible. In practically all ancient cultures, the
biblical included, the universe was thought of as an original chaos into which
order had been introduced by a creative hand: This was the essence of creation.1
In this statement alone we can see one of the major flaws of creationism. While
science can prove without doubt the universe up to the first 20 milliseconds of
existence, we cannot prove anything before that point at this time. The
statement above, regarding creationism, suggests that there was no beginning,
only chaos. Subsequently this "creative hand"