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2009-06-10

The big bang is the most widely accepted scientific theory to explain the origin of the universe. It's also aliterative. Always awesome.

The diagram Quazar is pointing at is a graphical time line of the big bang as composed by NASA's WMAP Science Team.

 

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rimecuka writes:

 

I seriously doubt the world was created in a massive explosing. Explosions destroy things, not create them. I believe the flying spagetti monster created everything. GO PASTAFARIANISM!

TheAlmightyGuru writes:

 

Explosions -do- create things. Read the Wikipedia entry on "supernova nucleosynthesis". Not that it matters, since the big bang was -not- an explosion, but a rapid expansion.

But of course, if the Flying Spaghetti Monster wanted to change all that, He could.

DoomRater writes:

 

I've seen plenty to poke at YECs and almost nothing that really pokes at OECs. We'll see how this goes.

The Snake writes:

 

More wisdom from our own rimecuka, ladies and gentlemen!

merideth writes:

 

supernova-what-now??? im confuzzed

Spectre100 writes:

 

BOOM, Headshot!

pascallian gambler. writes:

 

Does this comic ever become more than you soapboxing?

TheAlmightyGuru writes:

 

Are there comics that exist that don't involve the creator soap-boxing?

not likely writes:

 

the big bang actaully point to intelligent design, not away from it

TheAlmightyGuru writes:

 

In intelligent discourse, people are expected to back up statements with evidence. If you want me to believe that the big bang theory is proof of intelligent design, please direct me to some published, peer-reviewed, scientific articles explaining that claim.

Katy writes:

 

I absolutely do NOT believe that someone had the gall to come here, to see what this comic was about, and then COMPLAIN that the writer of the comic is soapboxing. OF COURSE, the writer is soapboxing. What ELSE would the comic be ABOUT???? If it weren't for a big ol' soapbox, this comic wouldn't exist! Silly people.

I remember reading about the Big Bang in a Time Life book my grandmother had and feeling illicit when I did so because it went against the Xtian beliefs of my family. Silly, huh? *sigh* But I read and re-read it trying to get a grasp on the idea, and thinking that the idea of the expanding and then compressing universe was pretty strange. We didn't really study it at school - I guess I didn't take the right science class - I took Earth Science. I was a lazy student and took the easiest stuff I could when I had the options :-)

TheAlmightyGuru writes:

 

Cosmic expansion is pretty difficult to grasp, but there is a great website called "Curious About Astronomy? Ask an Astronomer" which gives plenty of relatively straight-forward answers.

http://curious.astro.cornell.edu

This Site is a FAIL. writes:

 

"Explosions -do- create things. Read the Wikipedia entry on "supernova nucleosynthesis". Not that it matters, since the big bang was -not- an explosion, but a rapid expansion. " - The Almighy Guru.

LOL, you just confirmed the Word of God.


This Site is a FAIL.

TheAlmightyGuru writes:

 

@This Site is a FAIL.: I confirmed the word of God by linking to Wikipedia?

NightFairy writes:

 

Couldn't "God" make a big bang? Or fart out an universe?

Dixieland Delight writes:

 

Can God make a rock so heavy even he couldn't move it? If so, he is not omnipotent. If not, he is not omnipotent.

TheAlmightyGuru writes:

 

@NightFairy: Certainly. My objection isn't that we don't know how the universe was started, but that the big bang did indeed happen, a fact that Young-Earth Creationists deny.

SoapyCola writes:

 

Technically, based on what we now know about electrons, and the m-theory, or ultra string theory, we do know how the universe started. Technically.

TheAlmightyGuru writes:

 

@SoapyCola: The theories you mentioned, while promising, do not give an iron-clad precise explanation for how the universe started. Although, we keep getting closer day by day!


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