“Making Space for Time” – Is cosmic order evidence for ID?
|December 28, 2007||Posted by DLH under Intelligent Design, Science|
Making Space for Time – Physicists meet to puzzle out why time flows one way. Scott Dodd. Scientific American, January 2008 p 26,27,28.
This article cites physicists invoking multiverses to explain high order in the early cosmos – and that less order would have prevented universes from surviving or evolving to support intelligent life.
This sounds like evidence for Intelligent Design – and efforts to explain it away. This calls for brilliant astrophysicists and mathematicians to address this controversial evidence from an ID perspective. Note particularly:
“The cosmic microwave background radiation, a remnant of the big bang, shows that 380,000 years after its birth, the universe was filled with hot gas, all evenly distributed and highly ordered. Eventually all the early cosmos underwent inflation and began to coalesce into the disordered universe of stars and atoms we know today.
What remains puzzling, though is why the early universe was so orderly – a condition that physicists consider highly improbable – and what caused it to swell so rapidly. “The arrow-of-time problem, once you get down to the nitty-gritty of it, is, Why was the early universe the way it was?” says Sean Carroll, a cosmologist at the California Institute of Technology. What is more, the cosmos is now going through another period of expansion, with galaxies flying apart at an increasing rate because of a mysterious dark energy. “The fact that it appears that the universe is just going to expand forever and get colder and colder makes [the different conditions] even more striking,” Carroll adds. . . .
“The multiverse concept emerged as one of the more favored – or at least frequently talked about – theories for the strange tidiness of the early cosmos. “If you accept the idea that this might be only one of many possible universes, then that makes it more plausible,” Mersini-Houghton says. Universes that started out more chaotic might not have survived or evolved to support intelligent life. . . .”
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