Skip to comments.Majority of Americans doubt the Big Bang Theory
Posted on 04/21/2014 1:08:36 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
In a new national poll on America's scientific acumen, more than half of respondents said they were "not too confident" or "not at all confident" that "the universe began 13.8 billion years ago with a big bang." The poll was conducted by GfK Public Affairs & Corporate Communications.
Scientists were apparently dismayed by this news, which arrives only a few weeks after astrophysicists located the first hard evidence of cosmic inflation.
But when compared to results from other science knowledge surveys, 51 percent isn't too shameful -- or surprising.
Other polls on America's scientific beliefs have arrived at similar findings. The "Science and Engineering Indicators" survey -- which the National Science Foundation has conducted every year since the early 1980s -- has consistently found only about a third of Americans believe that "the universe began with a huge explosion."
In 2010, the NSF poll rephrased the question, asking whether the following statement was true: "According to astronomers, the universe began with a big explosion." When reworded, more Americans agreed, suggesting more respondents are aware of the science than originally suggested -- they just don't believe the science.
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“In the beginning, there was Nothing. And it exploded.”
I doubt it too.....would a hot blonde like that really hang out with those dweebs.
I don’t see why scientists were dismayed; they ought to be overjoyed. I remember how they howled that the Big Bang could not possibly be correct after it was pointed out that the Big Bang actually lent a huge amount of credibility to Creationism. Of course, they have not found anything to replace it that makes a lick of sense, but they still opposed their pet theory after that epiphany.
The big bang theory insists that during the big bang, all matter and even light itself ignored the fundamental laws of physics and cast itself across tens of billions of light years in a trillionth of a trillionth of a second.
Sounds more like a God-created universe to me.
The majority of Americans voted for the Obamadork.
Most of America thinks it is a TV show.
There was no Big Bang. There is no inflation.
The Universe recycles and the Universe is constantly in motion. Both expanding and contraction, twisting and bending.
The modern theories will catch up with this as more evidence is found.
how did they get young Gene Wilder?
Take a look at Hebrews 11:3. Could that describe what we call the “big bang”???
Only because she is a mooch who is looking for a free meal.
RE: Of course, they have not found anything to replace it that makes a lick of sense, but they still opposed their pet theory after that epiphany.
Well, there is an alternative ( but not very popular view ) called Plasma Cosmology.
Plasma cosmology is a non-standard cosmology whose central postulate is that the dynamics of ionized gases and plasmas play important if not dominant roles in the physics of the universe beyond the Solar System.
Some general concepts about plasma cosmology have been attributed to Hannes Alfvén, who was awarded the 1970 Nobel prize for inventing magnetohydrodynamics (MHD).
Alfvén proposed the use of plasma scaling to extrapolate the results of laboratory experiments and space plasma physics observations and scale them over many orders-of-magnitude up to the largest observable objects in the universe.
Plasma cosmology is rejected by astrophysicists and cosmologists because, as described by its proponents, it does not provide as well-matched an account of the observations of astrophysical and cosmological phenomena as the accepted astrophysical and cosmological theories do.
I believe it was more like a balloon rapidly inflating and expanding rather than an exploding.
To think of the universe as always being here, always existing, would be just as incredible IMO.
It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell inThus far only red shift has been detected, which indicates expansion. If any contraction of the universe were happening, we would detect blue shift.
No. Per Big Bang theory, the universe was about the size of a grain of sand or less than a millimeter in diameter at the end of the inflationary period.
RSR’s List of Evidence Against the Big Bang
Scientists had a “consensus” that the universe was eternal, until red shift proved it was expanding.
Most Americans can’t do basic Algebra or describe a single law of Thermodynamics.
Monseigneur Georges Lemaître was a Belgian Roman Catholic priest, astronomer and professor of physics at the Université catholique de Louvain. He was the first known academic to propose the theory of the expansion of the Universe, widely misattributed to Edwin Hubble. Lemaître also proposed what became known as the Big Bang theory of the origin of the Universe, which he called his ‘hypothesis of the primeval atom or the “Cosmic Egg”.
Yeah, I’m sure it...what? Not the TV Series?
~ Obama Girl
Personally I think most people prefer to be ignorant because its easier that way.
“Cosmic Egg” sounds a lot like something that Gary Larson would’ve referenced in “The Far Side”... along with the obligatory “Cosmic Chicken”.
“Most Americans cant do basic Algebra or describe a single law of Thermodynamics.”
I know NOTHING about the laws of Thermodynamics.
Am I a failure?
“Scientists were apparently dismayed by this news”
And as well they should. They have allowed science to be
politicized by tards like algore and the Obama to the
point that science is now about as believable as your
typical liberal politician.
And their physics is stood on it’s head when it comes to explaining -.0001 second prior to the event.
...didn't take long to catch up with all the reruns on cable.
This and Last Man Standing (Tim Allen) are the only two network sitcoms I watch.
I always wonder where did the “stuff” come from, and from whence the energy without a creator. I mean “stuff” does not just appear, at least as we think we understand matter. Neither does energy.
What are the mainstream theories on where energy and matter originated?
OK, in the beginning, there was Nothing, then it
“rapidly expanded like an inflating balloon”.
Did it make a sound?
Am I a failure?
That's for you to decide, but your ability to critically assess the validity of cosmological origin theories might be a little suspect.
“Scientists” have shot themselves in the foot selling “global warming”. You can’t trust politicians either. It is really a trust issue more than science.
There’s going to be a lot of mouths dropping and people falling on their knees one day.
There’s compelling evidence that the Steady State Theory is a better explanation.
So I’m a doubter in the Big Bang Theory myself. Quite frankly anyone who doesn’t doubt ANY scientific theory of the creation of the universe is a fool, as such theories reach into the realms of cosmology and have no more certainty than Biblical explanations.
By faith we understand that the universe was formed at Gods command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. “that what is seen was not made out of what was visible,” in other words, ex nihilo, from nothing.
lol...Like I said, it’s as easy to believe as believing the universe has always existed. That alone creates many questions which cannot be answered.
Actually, if I think hard about it, an expansion from near nothing is easier to believe...Except for where was it -.0001 second prior to the event and what caused the expansion.
It sure is... Originally developed by a Catholic Priest.
So the entire universe isn’t really 13.8 billion light-years across? It is only the size of a grain of sand?
At what rate is the universe expanding?
How can it be measured, both now and in the past?
A formless void?
Where did that come from? What was outside of the formless void? Did it have borders or limits?
All I know about the laws of Thermodynamics I learned from putting my hand on a hot pot-bellied stove. I have not done that since.
I dont know if it is most people but it surely is true for many people.
Responsibility frightens some people and ignorance relieves them of the responsibility that comes with becoming informed. They cling to ignorance as an excuse to avoid reality. Indeed, they can avoid reality but they cant avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.
Many of those same people also display a fear of freedom because of the responsibility that comes with freedom.
LEAVE SHELDON ALONE!!!
The Big Bang theory came about before Einstein’s death. He refuted it. They all became silent. Then he died in 1956 I think. Shortly afterword, they all started again. Was