Posted by: Rob Lester | August 29, 2011

A “wet” beginning for the universe

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have made startling discoveries which offer clues about the birth of the universe. The LHC project has been hoping to recreate the conditions which existed at the “Big Bang.” As they hurled lead ions at each other, a strange form of matter was observed. A‘quark-gluon plasma’ can be created if the collisions are energetic enough, a state of matter that existed during the high-energy conditions just after the Big Bang. During this time, the Universe would have been so hot and energetic that the particles making up the elements we know today were unable to form, leaving the constituents to float ‘free’ as a primordial soup.” Interesting that the “primordial soup” has moved from the source of life on Earth all the way back to the birth of the universe. I suppose good evolutionary catch-phrases are hard to come by. The article continues: “But what was the nature of this quark-gluon primordial soup? Was it a gas or a liquid?…the  experiment has confirmed the quark-gluon plasma is a ultra-low viscosity liquid at these energies. From this finding, physicists now know the newborn Universe acted as a perfect fluid. The findings were quite the opposite of what was expected. “This result has surprised many scientists who predicted the LHC would generate a plasma that acted more like a gas than a liquid.” It is endlessly amusing that scientists who place their faith in billions of years are continually shocked, surprised, and befuddled when their theories fail to line up with the objective, measurable evidence. This happens time and time again. We might begin to wonder just how much faith WE should put into what they claim to be so confident of today. Bible believers should not be shocked by these findings, however. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” (Genesis 1:1-2, NKJV). Some might see this as a way to fit the Big Bang into the Bible, but that generates numerous problems (see ). The real lesson here is that true science continues to confirm what we already KNOW from the Bible—that the universe began as liquid.


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