Big-bang cultists steal our money
By Mark Luedtke
Unless you live under a rock, you probably saw headlines proclaiming scientists discovered evidence proving the cosmic inflation theory of the big bang. The big-bang theory claims the universe sprang into existence from nothing over 13 billion years ago. The simple big-bang theory had lots of problems, so Alan Guth theorized that, shortly after springing into existence, the universe rapidly inflated faster than the speed of light.
Both theories have fundamental problems. One of the principles of modern science is that energy can neither be created nor destroyed. The principle is called conservation of energy. But the big bang theorizes all the matter and energy in the universe sprang out of nothing – something from nothing – violating that principle. Another basic principle of science is nothing can travel faster than the speed of light. The speed of light is called the cosmic speed limit. Yet, the cosmic inflation theory violates that principle. Pseudo-scientists, when their theories don’t work, resort to magic to fix them. That so-called scientists propose these theories with a straight face is an insult to real scientists.
One of the funniest aspects of this story is the researchers didn’t discover what they expected, yet they claim their results support the theory. Wattsupwiththat.com noted, “The researchers were surprised to detect a B-mode polarization signal considerably stronger than many cosmologists expected.” Real science is predictive. When observations don’t match the predictions, the theory is falsified. But being a high priest of the big bang cult means never having to admit your theory is wrong.
Physicist Wal Thornhill explained the big-bang theory was a religious product from the beginning: “The big bang was not ‘discovered’ but contrived by mathematicians following the proposal of a Belgian Roman Catholic priest and astronomer, George Lemaitre, for the origin of the universe from a ‘primeval atom’ or ‘Cosmic Egg exploding at the moment of the creation,’” he said. “The theory defies physics principles and is unrealistic, needing most of the matter in the universe to be invisible (not even dark) and a mysterious ‘dark’ energy. Even galaxies must have mathematical figments (black holes) at their hearts to explain just a few of their characteristics.” The theory was an attempt to marry religious creation myth with 20th century observations, not a product of science, and it operates as a religion today. Much like the pseudo-scientists of the great global warming scam, big-bang priests look silly because they use the trappings of science in an attempt to prove a theory – already falsified – instead of trying to disprove it as the scientific method demands. Thus, Guth looked silly breaking down and crying after he heard the news like a prophet who had just received a vision from God.
Eric Lerner, author of “The Big Bang Never Happened,” wrote, “One of the most destructive features of the methodology of the big bang is it conveys the idea only people versed in extremely complicated mathematics can understand the universe … This is, of course, the argument of the emperor’s new clothes. If you can’t see the emperor’s new clothes you must be either stupid or incompetent.” This is how high priests of cults control people.
The big-bang theory is based on the idea redshift of cosmic bodies indicates both their distance from Earth and the speed at which they are receding. Although that idea is credited to Edwin Hubble, Hubble never believed it. He suspected redshift was an intrinsic property of matter. Examining the universe from the redshift indicates distance perspective creates the bizarre impression that all galactic clusters in the universe are pointing toward Earth in an artifact called the Fingers of God. This harkens back to the old Church dogma that the Earth is the center of the universe and should dissuade any real scientist from supporting the redshift theory.
Astronomer Halton Arp catalogued a number of objects in the sky with high redshift that are closer to the Milky Way than low redshift objects behind them. Just one such observation falsifies the theory that redshift indicates distance, yet the big-bang cultists ignore those observations. Arp was so dangerous to them, they denied him telescope access and blackballed him.
Thornhill described the plasma signature the researchers really discovered: “The evidence is available that shows the ‘cosmic microwave background’ (CMB) radiation is not ‘background’ at all,” he said. “It is a local radio ‘fog’ from interacting Birkeland filaments within the Milky Way.”
Ultimately, the big-bang cult is about stealing taxpayers’ money. Thanks to these headlines, Guth and the researchers who made the announcement will enjoy a big, taxpayer-funded payday. Because of the publicity, government will shower money on all the priests of the big bang cult. Like Arp, anybody who exposes the cult will be cut off from the taxpayer gravy train and impoverished. The livelihoods of these priests depend on promoting the big-bang lie, and as long as government has an effective monopoly on funding science, it will pour taxpayers’ money down the big-bang rathole.
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Mark Luedtke is an electrical engineer with a degree from the University of Cincinnati and currently works for a Dayton attorney. He can be reached at MarkLuedtke@DaytonCityPaper.com.