“People just basically kept on going inventing stuff. No observational evidence has emerged for any of it,” observed Neil Turok about the multiverse theory. However, the noted cosmologist at Caltech, Sean Carroll described the alternative theory that Turok’s team proposed as “speculative.” These statements from Erik Vance’s article “A Mirror Image of Our Universe May Have Existed before the Big Bang” present again the increasing conflicts of secular paradigms to explain the universe. Science is observable and testable, but the current cosmological theories for the origin of the universe fall short as experts defend their opposing theories.

Secular Science Fiction of an Infinite Past

Humanity can never observe a multiverse or a multiverse generator, but that does not keep secular scientists from proposing and trying to explain a mindless creator. Turok reflected on how multiverse theories assume symmetry beyond the universe. In other words, the cause of the universe must necessitate order by its nature to create a uniform cosmos.

The Live Science contributor, Erik Vance reported that Boyle, Finn, and Turok developed a new theory of a mirror universe in space-time because of the “bizarre add-ons” to explain the multiverse. Their theory proposes that “both universes were created at the Big Bang and exploded simultaneously backward and forward in time.” Their theory of mirroring universes in space-time was invented to explain why the universe’s laws of physics remain constant and balanced across tremendous numerical possibilities. Turok’s team perceives that a universe moving into past-time would mean the universe is moving in reverse in time. They believe that such a mirroring universe would explain the precise balance of the laws of the universe. However, the theory explains neither the first cause of the universe nor the constancy of the laws of the universe.

As humanity cannot observe a multiverse generator, humanity cannot observe anything moving reverse in space-time and especially not another universe moving into past space-time. If a universe in moving unending in reverse into time’s past, then this requires two absurdities: a non-existent past and a non-causal infinite past. No longer is time moving in one direction. An infinite past would mean that the present would never occur as caused by the past. Boyle, Finn, and Turok’s theory bucks a fundamental principle of the philosophy of science that every effect has a greater cause. However, an unending universe moving into past time negates causality and undermines all of science.

Uniformity and the Cause of the Universe

Vance presented the Big Bang as the origin of the universe when he asserted that physicists have “a pretty good idea of the structure of the universe just a couple of seconds after the Big Bang.” Vance noted that experts presume the singularity, the proposed single point of the origin of the universe, expanded outward and the first moments of the expansion set the basic laws of physics. The laws of physics were set in the beginning from the first cause of the universe. Besides design, no observable scientific evidence exists to explain uniformity in the universe.

The universe’s expansion and state of entropy still necessitates a first cause. The universe must have a cause for its beginning that exists beyond the universe. That cause must be more powerful than the universe having created everything within the universe. The first cause must also explain the balance of cosmological constants. Atheistic assumptions fall short. Secular scientists assume uniformity and constancy of the universe to make predictions, yet a secular paradigm of science provides no necessary reason for uniformity.

Conclusion

The cause of the universe must exist beyond the universe, outside of the laws of nature, and be immensely powerful to create the universe. The best explanation for the cause of the universe and the precise of balance of cosmological constants is God. The mindful Creator made the universe and everything within it. “In the beginning, God made the heavens and the earth” (Gen 1:1).


Erik Vance. (2019, January 11) A Mirror Image of Our Universe May Have Existed before the Big Bang. Retrieved from http://www.livescience.com/64470-universe-has-mirror-image-universe.html.