How the world began in an atheist point of view?

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How the world began in an atheist point of view?

I'm not an atheist but I'm also not a religious person. I believe in the supreme energy but don't do rituals that religion does. There are different theory of creation form every races, culture and belief. How does an atheist theorized the beginning of everything? For theist, they always put god as the reason behind all creation. If atheists don't believe in god then what are your view about creation.

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Tman127182's picture
I don't really theorize

I don't really theorize anything until there is evidence to start with. So far reading up on abiogenesis and evolution helps us understand what could have happened.

Ali Yousuff's picture
In the name of Allah, Most

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise is due to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds. Most Gracious Most Merciful. Master of the Day of Judgment. Thee do we worship and Thine aid we seek. Show us the straight way. The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace Those whose (portion) is not wrath and who go not astray.

1A. The creation of the universe:

Qur'an 6:101
He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth.
Quran 21:30
Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of Creation) before We clove them asunder? We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe?
Qur'an 51:47
And it is We who have constructed the heaven with might,
and verily, it is We who are steadily expanding it.
This information given in the Qur'an is in full agreement with the findings of contemporary science. The conclusion that astrophysics has reached today is that the entire universe, together with the dimensions of matter and time, came into existence as a result of a great explosion that occurred in no time. This event, known as "The Big Bang" produced the entire universe about 15 billion years ago, creating it from nothingness as the result of the explosion of a single point. Modern scientific circles are in agreement that the Big Bang is the only rational and provable explanation of the beginning of the universe and of how the universe came into being. Before the Big Bang, there was no such thing as matter. From a condition of non-existence in whichneither matter, nor energy, nor even time existed and which can only be defined metaphysically, matter, energy, and time were all created. This fact, only recently discovered by modern physics, was announced to us in the Quran 1,400 years ago.
The sensitive sensors on board the COBE space satellite which was launched by NASA in 1992 captured evidentiary remnants of the Big Bang. This discovery served as evidence for the Big Bang, which is the scientific explanation of the fact that the universe was created from nothing.

mysticrose's picture
Well said Ali, I just have

Well said Ali, I just have one question. Who are the authors of your Qur'an?

damanar's picture
For the start of everything

For the start of everything we look toward the big bang theory. It is our closest guess at what happened 13.5 billion years ago when all visible matter and energy was condensend and then began to disperse at an accelerating rate. Before that, we don't know. Placing a god there doesn't solve anything just takes the issue of infinite regression one step further.

Take a look at some lectures from Lawrence Kraus for some of the hypothesis from before the big bang .

mysticrose's picture
Big bang may be true but who

Big bang may be true but who allowed that big bang to happen or what elements commenced the big bang. There are lots of who and how questions before big bang happened and it will still lead to something or someone eternal.

SammyShazaam's picture
When a rock falls from a

When a rock falls from a mountain, does it ask anyone's permission to fall? I don't think that anyone would have to expressly *allow* the big bang to occur. From what it looks like now, it was quite a powerful explosion and I don't think that there's a single being in the Universe that would have dared say no to it :)

mattyn's picture
This is simply an unending

This is simply an unending question, there is no answer anybody can ever or will ever gain from asking it either. It is futile to try to derive anything from it, no world renowned physicist or religious preacher will truly ever know the answer.

Zaphod's picture
True, anyone who tries to

True, anyone who tries to truly answer this is just another person unwittingly going down the infinite rabbit hole. The question can be posed the other way and yield the same though opposite result. I personally like the the term "turtles all the way down!"

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In case there is anyone who does not get how hilarious that is -

Matty Arnold's picture
Damanar mentioned Dr.

Damanar mentioned Dr. Lawrence Krauss and I would second that. His ideas on the origins of the Universe are really interesting. One possibility that I've heard before is that our Universe will end in a Big Crunch, almost the opposite of a Big Bang - the Universe will fold back in on itself and return to as it was at the start of the Big Bang. Then another Big Bang occurs, and this cycle continues indefinitely.

Zaphod's picture
This possibility you heard

This possibility you heard before is what I believe and it makes sense from a scientific point of view, but I don't think it will return to exactly as it was at the start of the last Big Bang. I believe much will be inverted and whole of it will be twisted but statistics and probability state that if this cycle continues indefinitely then our history is doomed to repeat itself eventually as it is one possible chain of events, every other possible chain of events likely to occur as well eventually.

SammyShazaam's picture
You're probably right, from a

You're probably right, from a scientific point of view :) Current theories point to the fact that there may very well be multiple "big bang" sites, and who knows which explosion we'll end up in next!

James's picture
I do not know with certainty

I do not know with certainty how the universe and the world were created or how life started, the big bang is the most likely theory to explain it although may be some day scientist will be able to give an accurate answer

Trevor's picture
We are bound to find a

We are bound to find a logical answer when technology and science reach this levels of understanding. It could take centuries though, who knows.

SammyShazaam's picture
Well, we have a logical

Well, we have a logical answer, given the current confines of our logic :) I'm sure we'll discover a more true version of the truth in time, so far the human race has a good track record of that!

My question is, what good would it do us? I'm not saying that learning our universal history is useless, far from it - but I think that our perspective of our past is somewhat mirroring our hope for the future, at least in some respects. And, as we have a different view of our future, we'll look at our possible past differently.

firebolt's picture
I agree, I think that one day

I agree, I think that one day we will find an answer, just not in our lifetime.

mysticrose's picture
We must remember that all

We must remember that all those scientific theories are just theories just like how religion theorized about god.

Zaphod's picture
This is true, they just like

This is true, they just like God lack proof but these theories of science tend to have supporting evidence that is based in scientific proof!

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Zaphod's picture
Can you elaborate on your

Can you elaborate on your supreme energy? In my profile I describe briefly my belief in energy.

mysticrose's picture
Supreme energy is god. The

Supreme energy is god. The energy that commenced the beginning of time and space.

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