What "Universe Origin" theory do you believe is correct?

Posted by: PetersSmith

A universe origin theory is a theory that postulates how the universe was created and/or how life was created in general. This is because some people feel that the universe's creation began with the creation of life or energy. I am not intelligent, thus I highly recommend you post a theory that you feel should be on here.

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The Universe Has Always Existed

The theory that the universe has always existed and that there is no definitive answer of when the universe was created, or even why the Universe was created. One argument used by the supporters of this model is that at the very smallest workings an... d the very largest structures of matter, time is meaningless, therefore "technically" it is correct to say that the Universe has existed for all time, therefore always existed. Another argument of believers of this theory is one of pragmatism- "what is the point of trying to find out who or what created what? It exists doesn't it?   more
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Biblical Account

A popular Christian belief that God created the Heavens and the Earth and the rest of the universe in seven days. While the age of the universe is still disputed amongst various sects such as Catholicism or Lutheranism, some still believe the age is...  only 6000 years old   more
6 votes
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Multiverse Theory

The multiverse is the hypothetical set of infinite or finite possible universes that together comprise everything that exists: the entirety of space, time, matter, and energy as well as the physical laws and constants that describe them. The various...  universes within the multiverse are sometimes called parallel universes.The structure of the multiverse, the nature of each universe within it and the relationships among the various constituent universes, depend on the specific multiverse hypothesis considered. Multiple universes have been hypothesized in cosmology, physics, astronomy, religion, philosophy, transpersonal psychology and fiction, particularly in science fiction and fantasy. In these contexts, parallel universes are also called "alternative universes", "quantum universes", "interpenetrating dimensions", "parallel dimensions", "parallel worlds", "alternative realities", "alternative timelines", and "dimensional planes," among others. The term 'multiverse' was coined in 1895 by the American philosopher and psychologist William James in a different context.The multiverse hypothesis is a source of disagreement within the physics community   more
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The Universe created itself/Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang theory is the prevailing cosmological model for the early development of the universe. The key idea is that the universe is expanding. Consequently, the universe was denser and hotter in the past. Moreover, the Big Bang model suggests t... hat at some moment all matter in the universe was contained in a single point, which is considered the beginning of the universe. Modern measurements place this moment at approximately 13.8 billion years ago, which is thus considered the age of the universe. After the initial expansion, the universe cooled sufficiently to allow the formation of subatomic particles, including protons, neutrons, and electrons. Though simple atomic nuclei formed within the first three minutes after the Big Bang, thousands of years passed before the first electrically neutral atoms formed. The majority of atoms that were produced by the Big Bang are hydrogen, along with helium and traces of lithium. Giant clouds of these primordial elements later coalesced through gravity to form stars and galaxies, and the heavier elements were synthesized either within stars or during supernovae   more
2 votes
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Protouniverse/White Hole Theory

This theory involves the formation of matter from nothingness before the explosion of the big bang. It is related to the white hole theory. A white hole is a theoretical opposite of a black hole, wherein matter would continuously appear at the s... peed of light, as if from nowhere. Although there is believed to be no observational evidence of white holes, the protouniverse theory was created in an attempt to explain the non-uniformity and the varying density of the universe   more
2 votes
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God(s)-Almighty Theory

The theory that a single or multiple omnipotent deities created the universe and life itself.
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Higher Power Theory

The Higher Power Theory postulates that the universe was created by a higher power(s), but life developed on its own, much like the Big Bang. The "god" created the spark, but everything else happened on its own.
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Intelligent Design

Intelligent Design The theory of intelligent design (ID) holds that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause rather than an undirected process such as natural selection. ID is thus a scientific...  disagreement with the core claim of evolutionary theory that the apparent design of living systems is an illusion.In a broader sense, Intelligent Design is simply the science of design detection -- how to recognize patterns arranged by an intelligent cause for a purpose. Design detection is used in a number of scientific fields, including anthropology, forensic sciences that seek to explain the cause of events such as a death or fire, cryptanalysis and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). An inference that certain biological information may be the product of an intelligent cause can be tested or evaluated in the same manner as scientists daily test for design in other sciences.ID is controversial because of the implications of its evidence, rather than the significant weight of its evidence. ID proponents believe science should be conducted objectively, without regard to the implications of its findings. This is particularly necessary in origins science because of its historical (and thus very subjective) nature, and because it is a science that unavoidably impacts religion. Positive evidence of design in living systems consists of the semantic, meaningful or functional nature of biological information, the lack of any known law that can explain the sequence of symbols that carry the messages, and statistical and experimental evidence that tends to rule out chance as a plausible explanation. Other evidence challenges the adequacy of natural or material causes to explain both the origin and diversity of life.Intelligent Design is an intellectual movement that includes a scientific research program for investigating intelligent causes and that challenges naturalistic explanations of origins which currently drive science education and research   more
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“The Matrix” Theory of Universe

The whole universe may be a product of a powerful computer program created by some unknown force. Actually, this computer cannot even be imagined by anyone. They could create a plethora of pet universes, vastly outnumbering the real cosmos. This t... hought led philosopher Nick Bostrom at the University of Oxford to conclude in 2003 that it makes more sense to bet that we’re delusional silicon-based artificial intelligences in one of these many forgeries, rather than carbon-based organisms in the genuine universe   more
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Black Hole Theory

Some physicists think that the universe might have started with the collapse of a 4D black hole, and that the ejected debris formed the universe we live in. This theory posits that black holes which emit matter to an unknown location, in fact, creat... e new universes that appear faster than mushrooms after rain. Every particle absorbed by a black hole may become a source of origin for a new universe, after the particle charged with enormous energy explodes. It may be similar to the Big Bang only with a lot of explosions. Each newly-created universe in turn creates new black holes, and those give life to new universes. A recent study published in the scientific journal Nature shows that our entire universe may have been born out of a black hole from another universe. In other words, the Big Bang was really just an extension of a black hole in a different universe   more
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Plato's Theory

Plato, like Aristotle, believed that the universe was truly perfect. The problem with this was that imperfections in the world are all too obvious. So Plato decided that there were really two different realities to the universe. He called these the ... Essential universe and the Perceived universe. In his view, the Essential universe was that perfect universe that he felt had to exist. The Perceived universe was a façade, an overlay that we could see. All of the imperfections that are so evident to the eye would be a part of that Perceived reality; they wouldn't actually affect the perfect Essential reality beneath. This notion carried over to all facets of the universe, including species of living things. By Plato's philosophy, every living creature also had two realities, the Essential and the Perceived. The Essential creature was perfect; the imperfections were all part of the Perceived (and somehow less real) creature. In the minds of the practitioners of the developing science that would become biology, this notion underlay assumptions about the nature of a species. "Species" isn't an easy word to define. Today, most of our attempts at definition involve what happens when we try to mate two organisms, but none of those definitions is totally satisfactory. And yet, we have this feeling that species are real, concrete entities. To naturalists before the nineteenth century, the Essential creature was the species identity. The world might contain robins of all sizes, with all kinds of variation in exact coloration and proportion, but they were all robins. The implication of that statement is that, in their Essential realities, all of those robins are the same. All of the variation is part of the Perceived reality of the individual. Of course, when two robins mated, their offspring would inherit the exact same species identity (Essential reality) as the parents. Thus, it would seem literally impossible for a species to ever change — all of the differences among members of the species are Perceived in nature, and thus not actually real. When Darwin came up with his concept of Descent With Modification, he was specifically repudiating this notion about species. Darwin's view was that there were no "Essential" and "Perceived" aspects of creatures. The creature was as it appeared, with all of its quirks and deviations from the norm. Diversity was an intrinsic and absolutely real aspect of all populations, and not only did it affect the survival and reproductive prospects of the individuals in the population, but it could be passed on to their offspring. Thus, the population could change, and enough change would result in a new species   more
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Holographic principle

The holographic principle is a property of string theories and a supposed property of quantum gravity that states that the description of a volume of space can be thought of as encoded on a boundary to the region—preferably a light-like boundary lik... e a gravitational horizon. First proposed by Gerard 't Hooft, it was given a precise string-theory interpretation by Leonard Susskind who combined his ideas with previous ones of 't Hooft and Charles Thorn. As pointed out by Raphael Bousso, Thorn observed in 1978 that string theory admits a lower-dimensional description in which gravity emerges from it in what would now be called a holographic way. In a larger sense, the theory suggests that the entire universe can be seen as a two-dimensional information structure "painted" on the cosmological horizon, such that the three dimensions we observe are an effective description only at macroscopic scales and at low energies. Cosmological holography has not been made mathematically precise, partly because the cosmological horizon has a finite area and grows with time   more
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The Abyss Theory

The Abyss Theory postulates that this Universe is not the first and it won't be the last. In this theory, the Universe has always been completely destroyed in some way and it was forced to start over again. Events like the "the Big Crunch", "the Big...  Rip", "the Big Freeze", Black Holes consuming galaxies, or even antimatter growing in size all contribute to the "end of the Universe". Once such an event happens, the Abyss is created which consumes all of the remaining matter, energy, and antimatter and then pretty much spits it back out again in an event similar to the Big Bang. A constant cycle that can and never will end   more
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Orangatang says2014-08-03T13:58:43.2634117-05:00
Great poll peter ;D
PetersSmith says2014-08-03T14:00:11.9182117-05:00
Hey guys, quick question. What is the difference between choosing the "bible theory" and the "god almighty theory"?
PetersSmith says2014-08-03T14:02:21.7726117-05:00
Orangatang: I accidentally sent you a friend request, please ignore it.
evangambit says2014-08-04T09:02:53.1972365-05:00
@Peter probably that the first specifically refers to the Genesis narrative. I hadn't heard of many of these and, if only for that reason, thanks for posting this. Also forgot how much I didn't like Plato. Though, incidentally, I'm not sure his should be on this list -- it seems more a statement of what the universe is than how it came to be.
PetersSmith says2014-08-04T11:04:19.0647704-05:00
Evangambit: I put it there because it was listed in an article as a "universe origin" theory, but it was described in like two sentences. So, I looked it up further and then got all of that, but I didn't actually read it all to be honest. Nothing I can do now anyway.
Dr_Obvious says2014-08-04T12:02:27.7454219-05:00
I can't believe that anyone voted that it always existed. Ever hear of something called entropy. If the universe always existed, there would be no energy left. It would be cold and dead.
PetersSmith says2014-08-04T12:03:42.0023739-05:00
Dr_Obvious: That's your opinion, man.
Dr_Obvious says2014-08-04T12:15:24.3702811-05:00
PetersSmith: That's a scientific fact. That's why they call it the 'LAW' of entropy.
PetersSmith says2014-08-04T12:16:46.4171537-05:00
Dr_Obvious: Is it 100% proven that the Universe has not always existed? Or how about this: is it 100% proven that the biblical account is true?
Dr_Obvious says2014-08-04T16:55:25.6169185-05:00
Pete: Do you believe in the big bang? Many scientists do. Many also believe that the universe always existed. The simple fact is, scientists don't know. So until there is proof, one way or the other, I'm free to believe what I like. As are you.
PetersSmith says2014-08-05T13:45:56.7049583-05:00
Dr_Obvious: Exactly, so people can vote that the Universe has always existed as well. After all, you did say "scientists don't know".
ehebert2 says2014-08-13T21:34:01.7499104-05:00
The multi-verse describes the current state of the universe, not its origin, "Biblical Account" is a sub-category of "God(s) Almighty," and several more describe the origin of life, not the universe.

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