Black Holes, dark energy, big bangs, and the like are ideas which come into scientific minds when they don't have a clue what is causing, whatever they see happening. I'm sure that the wheels in many of their brains become so absorbed with these phenomena that they lose lots of sleep at night.

According to experts in these fields, the big bang came from an astronomical explosion of an astronomically dense "singularity" the size of a dime, hurling matter (which formerly never existed) in every direction and thus, created our universe. They dreamed this theory up because they discovered that the universe is expanding. They say all terrestrial bodies are speeding away from earth as if we all had body odor. Yet, they deny that we are the center of the universe.(?) We must have been the nucleus of the "singularity" if all things are speeding away from us. They determined that this is happening because of the "red shifts". Redshift is defined as an increase in the wave link of electromagnetic radiation and is said to be caused by the heat from the explosion roughly 15 billion years ago.(?) Very persistent heat.

But a strange phenomenon occurred. Common sense tells one that after the initial explosion eventually, the speed of the non-existent matter created by the explosion would slow over time. But they now have discovered that they are gaining momentum, speeding up in their leaving us. The answer to that is what else but "dark energy"? Dark energy is the opposite to gravity. Instead of drawing things to it, dark energy repels. They don't know what it is (just as they do not know what gravity is), they cannot see it, or even find it, but they know it is there because of what is happening. It has to be more powerful than gravity since it is pulling pushing things away from us , faster and faster.

"In physical cosmology, dark energy is a hypothetical form of energy that permeates all of space and tends to increase the rate of expansion of the universe. Assuming the existence of dark energy is the most popular way to explain recent observations that the universe appears to be expanding at an accelerating rate. In the standard model of cosmology, dark energy currently accounts for almost three-quarters of the total mass-energy of the universe." (Dark energy--Wikipedia)

Black holes are nasty critters. If I understand them at all, they are created by stars whose energy becomes depleted to the point that they collapse from their own gravitational pull and form a "singularity" of such density that it forms such a gravitational pull, it draws anything within its field into it and it becomes a part of the mass. This includes anything, elements, even light rays.

"Gravity trumps all the other forces of nature in these objects. It compresses the mass of a dozen Suns, or a million, or a billion into a pinpoint of almost infinite density. Space and time are squeezed out of existence, and the structure of the universe turns into a "foam" that's ruled by physical laws that scientists do not yet fully comprehend." (Blackholes.star date.org/basics)

Now that we have touched on these hypotheses, comes the Super Collider and the proposed experiment shortly to be forthcoming. The super collider which has been constructed by GERN is approximately 17 miles long and in a tunnel approximately 328 feet underground. Their intent is to try and accelerate two beams of protons to 99.999999% of the speed of light to smash into each other, hoping to create certain items which, according to their hypothesis, were present at the time of their big-bang hypothesis. Black holes. There are numerous people who are objecting to their efforts and for good reason. Following are a few quotes to give you some of their thoughts. The first one, a quote from statement released by GERN corporation concerning their purpose:

"Our current understanding of the Universe is incomplete. We have seen that the theory we use, the Standard Model, leaves many unsolved questions. Among them, the reason why elementary particles have mass, and why are their masses different is the most perplexing one. It is remarkable that such a familiar concept is so poorly understood."

And then we have one by Ran Livneh, a software developer for CERN who presents some questions concerning the wisdom of the operation:

"This physical realm is unknown, and dangerous phenomena might ariseAny physicist will tell you that there is no way to prove that generated black holes will decay. The consequences of being mistaken are unfathomable. This subject deserves serious unbiased discussion."

And finally one by a writer with whom I wholeheartedly disagree, by Mike Zazaian in Daily Tech News:

Despite these theoretical discrepancies the LHC project will continue as scheduled toward its launch in 2007. Mankind has never progressed itself due to fear of the unknown. Although the results of the Large Hadron Collider could potentially be disastrous, the intellectual consequences of not conducting the experiment could be equally so .

Despite the high intellectual level of many scientists and their monumental achievements in certain fields, this author cannot trust them when it comes to unknowns. Many have such an elevated opinion of their own intelligence, they become dangerous. Many have hocked their souls on the idea of the big-bang starting things off and then millions of total impossibilities brought man from a speck of inanimate matter. They are therefore willing to take chances with themselves as well as all peoples on an infinitesimal chance that they might prove something.

However, even though I agree with the those who are filing a lawsuit to force CERN to conduct an extensive safety review, I don't expect that this will usher in the end of the universe as some are saying. It doesn't hold the prospect for doing what I understand the Bible to teach as far as that occurrence is concerned.

The end of the physical age, the time in which physical matter shall cease to exist is in the hands of an almighty God who will terminate all this at His pleasure. That is not to say that I am sure that He will not allow man to pull the trigger. I do not know how it will happen. But there are a few things we can depend upon, it will definitely not be when people are expecting it. So if one specifies a date and others accept it, you can know that it will not happen. My personal opinion is that the action is likely to destroy the collider, if anything. They have already experienced serious damage simply from pressurizing the system. But this has supposedly been repaired and corrected.

But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. (1 Thessalonians 5:1-5)

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. (2 Peter 3:10)

I do have to admit, that the passage from Peter's pen above, gives a description of the passing of the physical universe as being similar to what some feel is possible in the subatomic fusion under discussion. But certainly with a number of people fearing that this is the time, I cannot believe that it will be. But there is one thing for certain, we all need to be ready for His coming, since there is no man who knows when it will be. They are supposed to collide some of those protons very shortlyI may be wrong.
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