I have been focusing on making comics lately and here is the first one! What's this?!? A comic regarding the origins of the universe?!? How appropriate! I'm really excited to see the direction that this new artwork will take. At the moment, I'm just putting more emphasis on making work than anything else . . .
The ideas behind this week's comic have to do with my own views on the big bang theory. I am no expert and I encourage everyone to do their own research, but here are my views.
The reference to the "explosion" is a common misunderstanding when we talk about this theory; to the point that this misunderstanding is often even taught in classrooms. The Big Bang theory is actually much less about an explosion. It has more to do with what has been observed and calculated within our experience of the universe, such as the movement of distant galaxies from our perspective as we calculate the wavelengths of light that said galaxies emit. Another discovery that has led credence to the Big Bang theory was that of radiation found in space that is considered to be a remnant of the events during the origins of the universe.
There are other phenomenon which help to support the theory, but they are unnecessary for what I wish to bring forward. All observations we make in and of this universe all stem from a perspective that is fundamentally flawed. We hardly ever give any thought to the fact that our perception of what is commonly understood as "third-dimensional space" is due more to the common understanding of depth than a total observation of the third dimension. Third-dimensional space, itself, is not observed in its purest form. In other words, when we observe the space around us, we really only perceive it in two dimensions. When our eyes focus on any given point, the space is inferred. Inference, thus, has great value to us.
But what if an inference is taken for granted or goes unnoticed? Such is often the case in human experience and is, in my opinion, exactly the condition we find in regards to the unbridled abstraction of the theories for the beginning of the universe.
Modern science seeks answers to questions by way of extracting that which is formed by way of human experience and, then, taking no account for that most important of ingredients in the recipe: the human being. It's as if you tried to make soup without any stock!
The Big Bang theory, for example, hypothesizes the origins of the universe as a singularity. A singularity is a zone in which the laws of physics as we understand them are not heeded and is believed to exist in a state of infinite density. It is also believed that such zones exist at the center of black holes. But what about before the singularity? What existed then? It is believed that nothing existed before this singularity.
In regards to the way that we obtain knowledge about our surroundings in third-dimensional space through inference, we must be careful not to rashly forget the bearer of this knowledge. The experience and knowledge we possess as we observe our universe is particular to humanity and, thus, without humanity, the universe would be absent of this particular manifestation of knowledge. Why, then, do the models concentrated on the beginning of the universe seek only knowledge of the establishing of the universe as it is understood, and not account for the manifestation of beings within said universe; the very beings that may bear such knowledge?
I submit, humbly, to any adherents of the Big Bang theory to think on this: if this universe began as a singularity, with everything having its conception within this singularity (such as space and time), then why would we limit the origin of other structures within the universe, such as the human being, strictly to the manifestation of our solar system and our earth? Would not our earth, and humanity also, have its origins within the singularity as well?
Truth is not necessary to know a fact. Knowing Truth, however, requires a consciousness of our own limitations.