Chesterton on the Big Bang

The other day in the “Bundle” mailing sent to members of the American Amateur Press Association, I came across this contribution from Mark McComas. It perfectly summarizes my reservations about the Big Bang theory of existence and expresses my suspicion that nothingness is a wholly inadequate explanation for something.

Of course, the concept of God is mystifying, but less so than the Big Bang.

Infinite regressions from effect to cause must ultimately reach an uncaused cause, and as philosophers insist, it makes no sense that “nothing” can “turn itself into everything.” 

The search to explain our existence, I trust, will be never ending and, ultimately, never satisfied. But we will keep puzzling over the mystery of where did all this stuff come from and endlessly entertain ourselves with the riddle that has perplexed generations. Happy wondering!

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