One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit.Daggor wrote:Just a thought on the Big Bang theory. One of the most basic, absolute, inarguable facts of science is that chaos cannot emerge from absolute order, and order will never emerge from absolute chaos, yet the Big Bang theory relies entirely on both of these, scientifically impossible phenomena to happen.
All right. Let's bust a bit.
1. There are no inarguable facts of science. The closest thing to that: Science relies on a number of metaphysical assumptions, including but not limited to the falsity of solipsism & strong scepticism and the persistence of an external reality independent of any particular observer, the similarity of the sensory apparatus of different humans.
Those assumptions are "inarguable" in the sense that doubting them questions the whole enterprise of natural science.
2.What is "chaos" supposed to mean? Entropy? If so, if it is true, that entropy always increases, than any low entropy or ordered state tends towards a higher entropy of less ordered, more chaotic state.
3. I am not sure how to apply the concept of entropy, which basically is about how stuff is distributed, to s singularity, which by definition lacks a dimension within which anything could be distributed. A singularity is seems to not be the kind of thing that can have entropy. But I am no physicist, so I wouldn't put too much weight on my ideas on this.
4.A primer on the big bang theory:
4.1. The universe contains a certain amount off mass-energy (think of it as stuff).
4.2. Physics knows a conversation law for stuff: you never get less or more stuff, the stuff that you have just gets redistributed and reorganized.
4.3. Physics also has something to say on what happens to stuff, when it gets more or less dense.
4.4. The Big Bang Theory is a great sitcom.
4.5. It also says that the universe expanded from a much smaller size to a much bigger size.
4.6. "Universe" here means something like the whole of space-time. (At least, all the parts of it spatio-temporally connected to this part here that we inhabit.)
4.7 Once, there was just as much stuff as there is now, but much, much, Much less space, for it to be in.
4.8. Physics can tell us, with a certain degree of exactitude, what happens to stuff as it gets ever and ever denser.
4.9. Turns out, when you start with just the basic kinds of stuff in a very small and dense space and then pick the right rate at which to make space bigger and the stuff less dense, you actually get all the nice kinds of stuff that we have around us (and are made out of) these days.
4.10 There you go: The Big Bang Theory is a theory of how all the stuff got the way it is now.