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Materialists Doubt If They Are "Missing Something" About The Origin of the Universe

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The materialist philosophy assumes that the universe is a heap of matter without any intelligent design, plan and creation. The discoveries of the 20th century have refuted this assertion in several aspects. First, the Big Bang theory showed that the material universe had a beginning, a starting point for time and matter to exist. This meant that time and matter, materialism's absolutes, are in fact secondary things, created by a pre-existing Being. The second blow to materialism came when scientists discovered the delicate design and balance pervading the universe. Also called as the Anthropic Principle, this discovery shows that every physical aspect of the universe, from sub atomic particles to giant stars, is "fine tuned" for human life.

Both of these revolutionary facts - that the universe had a beginning and everything in it is extremely fine-tuned - refute the ancient dogma of materialism and point to the existence of the Creator.

Despite this fact, still many materialists dogmatically cling to their philosophy. But some of them have started to question their dogmas. In a news story reported by Nature on 13 August 2002, subtitled "Our Universe is so unlikely that we must be missing something", the doubts of leading physicists about the miraculous design in the universe is reported as follows:

In an argument that would have gratified the ancient Greeks, physicists have claimed that the prevailing theoretical view of the Universe is logically flawed. Arranging the cosmos as we think it is arranged, say the team, would have required a miracle.

An ever-more-rapidly expanding Universe is destined to repeat itself, say Leonard Susskind of Stanford University, California, and his colleagues. But the chances that such re-runs would produce worlds like ours are infinitesimal. So either space is not accelerating for the reasons we think it is, or we have yet to discover some principle of physics, the researchers conclude. Like a guardian angel, this principle would pick out those few initial states that lead to a Universe like ours, and then guide cosmic evolution so that it really does unfold this way.

The incomprehensibility of our situation even drives Susskind's team to ponder whether an "unknown agent intervened in the evolution [of the Universe] for reasons of its own". 1

After this comment, the Nature reporter makes a biased comment and alleges that this "unknown agent" could not be God. But there is no reason to think so. His objection is only based on his prejudice against faith in God.

It is true that materialists are "missing something" about the origin of the universe. What they are trying to do is to explain a miraculously created and designed universe without accepting the existence of its Creator. If they continue to ponder on the facts and leave behind their prejudices, they will see the truth for themselves: That the universe and every thing in it were created by God.


(1) http://www.nature.com/nsu/020812/020812-2.html