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Majority of Americans doubt the Big Bang Theory
UPI ^ | 04/21/2014 | Brooks Hays

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; History; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: antichristian; bigbang; bigbangtheory; georgeslemaitre; pseudoscience; steadystatetheory; stringtheory
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1 posted on 04/21/2014 1:08:36 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

“In the beginning, there was Nothing. And it exploded.”


2 posted on 04/21/2014 1:09:58 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind
How popular is this book anyway?


3 posted on 04/21/2014 1:10:39 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I doubt it too.....would a hot blonde like that really hang out with those dweebs.


4 posted on 04/21/2014 1:11:46 PM PDT by wny
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


5 posted on 04/21/2014 1:12:28 PM PDT by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of liberty only to see marxism elected at home.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


6 posted on 04/21/2014 1:12:32 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The majority of Americans voted for the Obamadork.

‘Nuff said.


7 posted on 04/21/2014 1:12:55 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: wny

8 posted on 04/21/2014 1:13:19 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Most of America thinks it is a TV show.


9 posted on 04/21/2014 1:13:41 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


10 posted on 04/21/2014 1:14:39 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tri nornar eg bir. Binde til rota...)
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To: SeekAndFind

how did they get young Gene Wilder?


11 posted on 04/21/2014 1:15:14 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: MrB

Take a look at Hebrews 11:3. Could that describe what we call the “big bang”???


12 posted on 04/21/2014 1:15:34 PM PDT by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: wny

Only because she is a mooch who is looking for a free meal.


13 posted on 04/21/2014 1:15:36 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: ronnyquest

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.


14 posted on 04/21/2014 1:17:07 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: MrB

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.


15 posted on 04/21/2014 1:18:24 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Dead Corpse
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 in …

— Isaiah 40:22
Thus far only red shift has been detected, which indicates expansion. If any contraction of the universe were happening, we would detect blue shift.
16 posted on 04/21/2014 1:19:32 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Blood of Tyrants

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.


17 posted on 04/21/2014 1:19:45 PM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: SeekAndFind

RSR’s List of Evidence Against the Big Bang
http://kgov.s3.amazonaws.com/bel/2014/20140321-BEL058.mp3


18 posted on 04/21/2014 1:19:48 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: dragnet2

Scientists had a “consensus” that the universe was eternal, until red shift proved it was expanding.


19 posted on 04/21/2014 1:21:11 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: SeekAndFind

Most Americans can’t do basic Algebra or describe a single law of Thermodynamics.


20 posted on 04/21/2014 1:21:14 PM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

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”.


21 posted on 04/21/2014 1:21:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, I’m sure it...what? Not the TV Series?
Nevermind...

~ Obama Girl


22 posted on 04/21/2014 1:23:31 PM PDT by HiJinx (Bunkerville - where the government made the Government. back down.)
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To: Jack of all Trades

Personally I think most people prefer to be ignorant because its easier that way.


23 posted on 04/21/2014 1:23:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

“Cosmic Egg” sounds a lot like something that Gary Larson would’ve referenced in “The Far Side”... along with the obligatory “Cosmic Chicken”.


24 posted on 04/21/2014 1:24:40 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Jack of all Trades

“Most Americans can’t do basic Algebra or describe a single law of Thermodynamics.”

I know NOTHING about the laws of Thermodynamics.

Am I a failure?

.


25 posted on 04/21/2014 1:25:14 PM PDT by Mears
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To: SeekAndFind

“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.


26 posted on 04/21/2014 1:25:19 PM PDT by Slambat
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To: Olog-hai

Yep...

And their physics is stood on it’s head when it comes to explaining -.0001 second prior to the event.


27 posted on 04/21/2014 1:25:29 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: SeekAndFind
I didn't catch up w/ The Big Bang Theory until a few years ago.

...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.

28 posted on 04/21/2014 1:26:21 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: SeekAndFind

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?


29 posted on 04/21/2014 1:27:34 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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To: dragnet2

OK, in the beginning, there was Nothing, then it
“rapidly expanded like an inflating balloon”.


30 posted on 04/21/2014 1:28:27 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

Did it make a sound?


31 posted on 04/21/2014 1:29:13 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Mears
I know NOTHING about the laws of Thermodynamics.

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.

32 posted on 04/21/2014 1:29:45 PM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“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.


33 posted on 04/21/2014 1:29:47 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: SeekAndFind

There’s going to be a lot of mouths dropping and people falling on their knees one day.


34 posted on 04/21/2014 1:33:18 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


35 posted on 04/21/2014 1:33:53 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: DariusBane
"“stuff” does not just appear"

36 posted on 04/21/2014 1:34:14 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: RatRipper

By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s 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.


37 posted on 04/21/2014 1:34:33 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: MrB

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.


38 posted on 04/21/2014 1:35:15 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
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.

I believe that is referred to as the formless void.
39 posted on 04/21/2014 1:37:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

It sure is... Originally developed by a Catholic Priest.


40 posted on 04/21/2014 1:38:08 PM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: Jack of all Trades

So the entire universe isn’t really 13.8 billion light-years across? It is only the size of a grain of sand?


41 posted on 04/21/2014 1:41:18 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Jack of all Trades

:-)

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42 posted on 04/21/2014 1:42:36 PM PDT by Mears
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At what rate is the universe expanding?

How can it be measured, both now and in the past?

43 posted on 04/21/2014 1:43:24 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: cripplecreek

A formless void?

Where did that come from? What was outside of the formless void? Did it have borders or limits?


44 posted on 04/21/2014 1:44:39 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Jack of all Trades

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.


45 posted on 04/21/2014 1:47:14 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: cripplecreek
most people prefer to be ignorant

I don’t 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 can’t 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.

46 posted on 04/21/2014 1:47:36 PM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (full movie)
47 posted on 04/21/2014 1:49:53 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: MrB
“In the beginning, there was Nothing. And it exploded.”
And from that Nothing came Something (i.e. the Universe) ... a hell of a trick indeed.
48 posted on 04/21/2014 1:50:22 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Majority of Americans doubt THE Big Bang Theory"

LEAVE SHELDON ALONE!!!

49 posted on 04/21/2014 1:51:50 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: SeekAndFind

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
Enstein right?


50 posted on 04/21/2014 1:54:13 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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