Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Public Concern Arises As Big Bang Machine Switches On

This morning, Swiss scientists have initiated a machine that accelerates sub-atomic particles in the speed of light towards opposite directions, smashing them together at the high speed. The machine, Large Hadron Collider (LHC), has cost more than $5.4 billion and has been in the making for almost two decades. It is located at the headquarters of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern).

Scientists hope to recreate the conditions at the time of the Big Bang, simulating the Big Bang itself and reveal the mysteries of the beginning of the universe. Archana Sharma, a physicist with Cern said,
Our primary scientific goal is to find the Higgs.
What's the risk? If the experiment goes wrong, a black hole forms and expands, sucking everything (including Earth), destroying the world.
Nothing's going to happen here that's not already happening in nature.
Mario Nessi, the projects technical director, said. Cern says it has commissioned a panel to verify its calculations that such risks are virtually impossible.

What's behind this? Scientists are trying to disprove the existence of God. Even if this experiment works well, this does not prove by any means that the Big Bang is the work of nature. The theory of Big Bang does not conflict with our beliefs as Muslims and it is already mentioned in the Qur'an. Such an explosion is said to be random, but the fact that it resulted in millions of galaxies and billions of stars and planets, among them is Earth, with all the intelligent life forms on it, is not random at all. There is very little to no chance that an explosion (accompanied by randomness) results in intelligent humans. There must be a divine force behind this explosion that controlled it with wisdom, in order to make such a perfect universe.

I am not criticizing the experiment by any way. On the contrary, I believe it can uncover lots of facts and groundbreaking discoveries that can be equated to the discovery of X-rays or electricity, as what Archana Sharma said.


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