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img_2241Why, oh why, oh why, do theists persist in relating atheism to evolution and/or The Big Bang Theory? To build their point? If they have a point! How many times do we have to tell them they are separate subjects. Atheism is simply a non-belief in any of the bloody deities!

I am completely over discussing scientific probabilities with theist’s who seem not to hold the same high standard of questioning to their sky fairy beliefs. If you want to bring proof to the table and question the validity of ‘proven scientific theories” then bring it. Put up or shut up! When your argument is ” if you can’t prove any scientific principle.. then god did it” do you have any idea how ludicrous you sound? Let’s take your ‘Big Bang Theory’ which may I add has no stance in Atheism what so ever, but we will humour you…

There is in fact a certain irony in the fact that “The Big Bang Theory’ originated from an English Theologian.

In Medieval philosophy there was much debate over whether the universe had a finite or infinite past. The philosophy of Aristotle held that the universe had an infinite past, which caused many problems for the Abrahamic religions with their creation myths.

BISHOP OF LINCOLN – ROBERT GROSSTESTE (1175-1253)

220px-Grosseteste_bishopRobert Grossteste was an  English statesman, scholastic philosopher, theologian, scientist and Bishop of Lincoln. You may say he was the first modern English intellectual.

In 1225 he wrote the treatise of De Luce (on light) where he explored the nature of matter and the cosmos. He described the birth of the universe as an explosion of crystalline matter to form stars and planets. The first attempt to describe the beginnings of the universe using a single set of physical laws.

JOHANNES KEPLER (1571-1630)

Carl Sagan described him as ” the first astrophysicist and the last scientific astrologer”

In 1610 he used the dark night sky to argue for a finite universe. he gave us the three fundamental laws of planetary motion.

ISAAC NEWTON  (1642 – 1726)

Newton’s Principia formulated the laws of motion and universal gravitation, which dominated scientists view of the physical universe for the next three centuries.  By deriving Kepler’s  laws of planetary motion, Newton removed the last doubts about the validity of the heliocentric model of the Solar System. He built the first practical reflecting telescope, formulated an empirical law of cooling, studied the speed of sound, and introduced the notion of Newtonian fluid among many others.

MONSEIGNEUR GEORGE LEMAITRE  (1894- 1966)

Georges_LemaitreOh look another theologian! In 1927, he proposed an expanding model for the universe to explain the observed redshifts of spiral nebulae, and calculated the Hubble Law. He based his theory on the work of Einstein and De Sitter, and independently derived Friedmann’s equations for an expanding universe.

in 1931, he proposed that the universe began with an explosion of the primeval atom – what was later called the Big Bang. Lemaitre first took  cosmic rays to be the remnants of the event, although it is now known that they originate within the local galaxy. Lemaitre found out shortly before his death of the discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation, the remnant radiation of a dense and hot phase in the early universe.

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The Eight Century journey from Grosseteste’s cosmological ideas to our own modern scientific research  offers a rich illustration of the slow evolution in our understanding and the pure pleasure of reaching out to find the answers.

Do we have all the answers? No, not just yet but we have the promise that one day we will. Something mythology will never aspire to…

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IN CONCLUSION

Let us not forget even the Pope mentioned that he agreed with the theory of evolution and the Big Bang and said ” God is not a magician with a magic wand”

Speaking at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Pope made comments which experts said put an end to the “pseudo theories” of creationism and intelligent design.

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TWITTERVERSE

For a few discerning followers, you may have noticed my two week absence from Twitter. Like many of you I am sure, you find yourself compelled to check your social notifications first thing over maybe a coffee like myself.

Two weeks ago I did the same, a daily ritual one might say, to find twelve identical messages from a stalker I seem to be unable to shake off. The following words flashed up at me over and over again…

you are an evil bitch, I hope you die and burn in hell for eternity

Not the most perfect start to my day, and I admit normally a daily occurrence, however, I had finally had enough. I really didn’t need to allow this negativity and hate into my home anymore! I decided to pull the plug for a few weeks, close my curtains and not allow this sad individual into my home.

A break was much needed….

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