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To the editor:
The one main thing the big bang does not explain is the origin of the universe. It is only a story about what supposedly happened afterwards. The only suggestion ever made is self-creation, which is illogical and absurd.
Particle physicists claim that the high temperature conditions of the big bang should have created magnetic monopoles. Since monopoles are predicted to be stable, they should have lasted to this day. Yet, despite considerable searching, monopoles have not been found. Electromagnetic theory says there should be a bit of matter that is unipolar —neither north nor south. Where are the monopoles?
The fact that we don’t find any monopoles strongly suggests that the universe never was that hot. This indicates that there never was a big bang, but the lack of monopoles is perfectly consistent with the Bible’s account of creation, because the universe did not start at extremely high temperatures.
Another challenge to the big bang is the “baryon number problem.” The big bang supposes that matter (hydrogen and helium gas) was created from energy as the universe expanded. However, experimental physics tells us that whenever matter is created from energy, such a reaction also produces antimatter. Antimatter has similar properties to matter, except the charges of the particles are reversed.
The big bang, if true, should have produced precisely equal amounts of matter and antimatter. But there is not. This devastating problem for the big bang actually is a powerful confirmation of biblical creation; it is a design feature.
Walter A. Carolus
Ocean Isle Beach