The Universe Was Created Powerfully – Or, You Can’t Get Something From Nothing

Turtles, anyone?

So the premise of this article is twofold.

  1. You need a lot of ‘power’ to start a universe
  2. The universe is fine tuned for life

You know, the usual.

The argument from fine tuning has already been done to death, so I shan’t cover it here.

As for the power argument, here’s the crux of it:

To create matter and energy can only be done by a Creator who is outside of nature.

Quantum Physics, anyone? Virtual particles? It’s perfectly plausible that suddenly coming into existence is something that universes that contain nothing at all are inclined to do. And at any rate, who created God then?

It’s not uncommon for non-YEC theists to interpret Genesis as God lighting the fuse as it were, as they feel that science can’t explain it. A word for the wise – never stake anything important, like your faith, on the inability of science to explain something. History tells us that someday you’ll have to pay out…

(As an aside, I heard somewhere that the net energy content of the universe could well be zero. Then what’d they say?)