George, we know that there was no time and space, no quantum physics, no vacuum in space
before the Big Bang. Wake up and find out what is going on.
Do you trust the verified findings of science or not? If not, you might as well accept a 6 day creation.
The Big Bang Theory starts when there is no matter, no energy, no space, and no time. The Big Bang begins in the beginning when all these things began. Yes, it does not say that God began the universe, but it does say that the universe did not emerge from itself, It emerged from nothing.
Math has many uses. Math equations are very important, but math is not matter. Math is not physical. Just because math can describe something does not mean it exists. If it only exists mathematically, it is not a thing, it is nothing.
Science is not speculation. Science demonstrates that the universe came from nothing. Science does know how the universe began though the Big Bang, even though it cannot how it came from nothing. That is the purview of theology.
The Big Bang theory says nothing about what banged, why it banged, or what happened before it banged.”–Alan Guth
Agreed that the BBT does not say why the universe appeared, and what happened before it appeared (e3xcert it wasn’t.) I do not know what he means by what banged. If it does not describe anything, then it is useless.
Clearly Guth wants to discourage philosophizing and theologizing about the Big Bang, however the discussion between science, theology, and philosophy is important, because humans are physical, rational, and spiritual beings. Science has been used to question theology. Certainly science can be used to affirm theology in this basic area of Reality, so we can worship the God of the Facts, YHWH the I AM.