Many theories have been introduced to explain the origins of our universe, but which of them is the most accurate? This is the question that scientists ask themselves every day. The Big Bang is one of the most widely accepted of the theories. Approximately 13 to 15 billion years ago, according to this theory, all the matter in the universe congregated together into what is known as a singularity. A singularity has no dimensions, and is essentially a point in space. Once this happened, the singularity unleashed all of its energy to make a colossal explosion called the Big Bang. Some evidence has seemed to support this theory, but it has never been proved.
On the other hand, Creationists believe that the universe was formed 6000 years ago. Instead of a Big Bang, they believe that a divine power instantaneously created the cosmos along with all life forms. Can this theory be proved? No, it cannot, but neither can the other theories. This is because universe formation is unobservable. You simply cannot walk out onto your back porch at night and watch a universe being formed in the sky. So although no theories can be proved, theories can be legitimate based on the evidence available.
Another theory concludes that the origin of the universe began from the number zero. The specialized field of Null Physics investigates how the origin of the universe and the number zero are related. Physicists hypothesize that the state of “nothing” is actually “something”, because if there is nothing there would have to be something that has become nothing. Nothing, essentially, is filling something. This theory is very difficult to understand for most of us, but is being researched by some of the top physicists in the world – so don’t feel stupid if the above sentences twisted your brain a little. This goes so far as to say that the universe really is nothing, and does not exists. The reason for this is if everything is to the value of zero, which is the “something” of “nothing”, then you would have nothing. Almost like multiplying a negative times a positive. Physicists call the zeros that make up the universe geometric points, which are similar to singularities, but do not condense matter. Geometric points only represent what is not there, but by doing this, they represent something that is there. And this is how the universe “exists”.
Although we can theorize and hypothesize, we may never know the full story of the origin of the universe or how it was formed. The universe is an immense mass of matter and energy which will never be fully understood, but it is important that we further our knowledge of our cosmos in order to understand it better. Thanks to the technological upgrades we’ve made in astronomy, such as the Keck Telescopes and the Hubble Space Telescope, we have expanded our knowledge a great deal. There is no limit to what we can learn and discover. It’s only a matter of time till we discover something new in our remarkable universe.