When attacking the catechism of a religion, it is best to go directly to what is patently irrational. If the
extreme case does not strike a chord with the fanatic, you might as well move on. Your listener is stuck
at celebrity. He gawks at whatever his pastor tells him because it is much easier for him to accept the
most idiotic explanation from an expert than to suspect the rationality of all Nobel Prize winners since
1900. He has been thoroughly brainwashed to trust authority and no amount of reasoning will make him
question, let alone abandon, what he grew up with. How could so many of the brightest people on the
planet have been so misled? We have technology. We have GPS. We send rockets to the Moon. Surely
we must have gotten something right if we made such progress in so many fields.
The answer is that Science has nothing to do with Technology. Technology is about inventing gadgets
whereas Science is about explaining a phenomenon rationally. Here we are interested in whether
General Relativity proposes rational explanations for the workings of the Universe, not whether it
produced products and services or whether the Math is right.
So? What is the main proposal of General Relativity? What is this famous theory about? What does it
purport to explain?
Big Bang Baloney
One of the seminal discoveries relativity boasts about is Big Bang, a cosmic theory of the origin of the
Universe. Relativists believe that the Universe had a beginning some 13.7 billion years ago in a self-
generated explosion. They claim that experiments and observations have proven to them that the
Universe is still expanding and that it will continue to do so for billions of years. The astronomers who
subscribe to Einstein's theories allege that they have verified that the entire cosmos -- space included --
is blowing up before their very eyes. The stars and galaxies are running away from us as if we were
at the center of the Universe. They now rewind this cosmic tape and conclude that stars and galaxies
were closer together in the past. When they rewind the tape all the way to the start, they end up with
a single ball -- actually, more like a dot -- they call the Big Bang, the moment / place when time and
where space began. This is their logic. This is the reasoning relativists followed to come up with the
Big Bang. In essence, Big Bang is Creation... but without God. That's why fundamentalist pastors like
William Lane Craig absolutely love relativity and constantly smirk at the mathemagicians: "We told
The modest question a rational person wants answered by a relativist is, "What encapsulates and
contains the Universe?" What did the initial Big Bang Ball push up against in its expansion? What is
spacetime pushing up against in its present expansion?
Big Bang Creationism
questions. They are illegal questions. The inquiry is beyond the purview of science because researchers have
no way of verifying through an experiment what could possibly lie outside the boundary of the Universe. The
other popular reply is that it is an irrational question. It is like asking, "What's north of the North Pole?"
Well, this second one is easy to address. North of the North Pole is what we call space. In fact, space is
south of the South Pole, east of the East Pole, and west of the West Pole. Space surrounds the entire
Earth and every bit of matter in the Universe. We can't say the same thing about spacetime, Big Bang,
the Universe, or whatever relativists want to call it because spacetime, Big Bang and the Universe all
INCLUDE space. Therefore, the mathematician can't say that space surrounds space.
Now we can address their first defense. In Science, we don't prove what is outside of the Universe with an
experiment. This is strictly a qualitative, conceptual issue, and here we have the contradiction right there in
front of us, staring at us in the face. There is no need to invoke Math or claim ignorance. Relativists claim that
there are many universes like ours in each of which you live simultaneoulsy, and that these parallel universes
are all interconnected by wormholes. WHAT separates these universes from one another? What physical
object must the wormhole perforate to get from one universe to the other? Is the wormhole a standalone
physical object or is it a hole through some kind of medium like for instance a rabbit hole?
Again, the mathematician cannot continue to say that the wormhole is a tunnel through space because each
universe already includes space within it. Space is the skin of each ball. If all these alleged universes share
the same space, we are back to our standard Single Universe and the multiverse proposal dies a sudden
|UCLA mathemagician Ned Wright illustrates General Relativity's Expanding Universe Theory
with two balloons. The balloon itself represents space. The tiny lines and marks represent
the galaxies. As the balloon (space) expands, it pushes the galaxies apart.
|The Universe according to General Relativity
Relativists claim that there was an explosion almost 14 billion years ago that brought space,
time and matter into existence. The question is what was outside of this initial ball. What
gave contour to spacetime? What did Big Bang push up against in its expansion?
In other words, what's the black stuff that surrounds the horizontal drinking glass (below)
relativists illustrate if the glass contains and includes time, matter AND space?
|The mathemagicians can't tell you what lies outside of spacetime, but then they also
tell you with certainty that there are parallel universes and that they will travel to one
through a wormhole some day.
physical object with boundaries and surface. Space has no shape, perimeter, surface, borders, or boundaries.
It is nothing BY DEFINITION. The skeptic has the burden of defining the word 'space' in the alternative. Not
even almighty God can escape space because He would have literally nothing to cross. Space is the largest
prison never built!
Therefore, matter could not have been created (as traditional religions hold) nor did it create itself (as General
Relativity and Quantum Mechanics hold). Atoms have always been there. If we rewind the Universal Tape we
would find that yesterday there were atoms, the day before yesterday there were atoms, and the day before
that there were also atoms. We simply cannot imagine or rationally explain how nothing spontaneously morphs
into something. There was no beginning and there will be no end. Matter is eternal in both directions of time.
The Universe is the only imaginable perpetual system because it is the only conceivable closed system.
|How do we conceptualize a rabbit
appearing spontaneously in zero
time? By what physical mechanism
does nothing suddenly acquire
length, width and height without
any motion? Please explain the
process step by step.
|The relativistic multiverse
|The Religion of General Relativity
A wormhole is a tube of space that connects
|Is a wormhole like a rabbit hole:
a cavity through the earth? >>
Or is a wormhole a standalone
object like a test tube which itself is
enveloped by space or whatever?
|If all universes share a single space,
there is only one universe.
Otherwise, relativists have to identify
the medium the wormhole traverses.
What's the black stuff that surrounds
each universe in the picture at right?
|Therefore, the question remains:
What entity or thing separates one universe
from the other? You can't say "space" because
space is already contained within each universe.
This is not an issue we prove with an experiment
or through observation. This is strictly a conceptual
issue. We can't verify the relativistic assertion with
an experiment or observation until we understand
what it is that we're looking for!
|The problem is that Einstein's spacetime ball
includes time, matter, light and SPACE! In his
proposal space is the rubbery skin of the balloon.
The question then is: What's the black stuff on
the outside of the ball? What gives shape to
spacetime? What is the Universe pushing up
against in its expansion?
|There's no such thing as a black hole
|What is Physics really about?
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