The Big Bang is time zero. After the initial atomic fireball explosion there was chaos. Chaos was at a maximum <–> order was at a minimum. Energy density at time zero was immense. As this prodigious energy drops, the Universe starts to expand at a rapid rate. After the initial chaos, order gradually sets in. As order is established, time and space are set in motion. Our Universe was born in extreme heat and has been gradually cooling off for billions of years. Within 379,000 years after the Big Bang the Universe is cooling and congealing enough to form galaxies, stars, and planets. During this early time atoms are starting to form. I realize no theory is perfect. In fact, this theory has some major shortcomings. In the case of the Big Bang I ask the scientific, philosophical and religious questions related to “What was before the Big Bang?,” and “Was there a Big Banger?” Is Immanuel Kant right when he maintains in First Antimony, “that which causes all effects cannot itself have a cause?” I agree this theory has shortcomings, yet I also agree with the majority of scientists that the Universe, the Cosmos, Nature’s initial beginnings came from the Big Bang. I insist that makes for a nature-made First Cause. In future posts I will fastidiously address important concepts and issues related to Nature and human nature. I will proclaim and indicate how I view these concepts and issues fitting into my naturalistic balanceological worldview and paradigm.
The nature-based Theory of Balanceology starts with the primordial atom – Believe it or not but once upon a time, time didn’t exist! What is theorized to have existed was this super hot and ultra dense neutron ball. Monsignor George Lemaitre talked in terms of an initial ball he called the “cosmic egg.” In 1846, he wrote about this incipient cosmic egg in L’ Hypotheses del’ Atome Primitif (Primeval Atom Hypotheses). The First Cause of the Universe most widely accepted by scientists is the Big Bang Theory. The Big Bang is a time of immense compression and enormous temperature. It is a Cosmic Story that presents a metaphor to conceptualize how everything began. According to this theory, a volatilizable primordial atom (cosmic egg), the size of a dime, violently exploded 13,700,000,000 years ago creating a colossal nature-based Universe of energy, matter, space, and time. It was the most massive fulmination ever. The Big Bang amounts to a nearly infinite energy density of extreme hyper-acceleration and super-radioactivity from the primordial atom. Within .000000000001 of a second 4 fundamental immutable forces came into existence: 1.) gravity of attraction, 2.) electromagnetic electric charges and electric current, 3.) a strong nuclei of atoms, and 4.) a weak nuclei in control of radioactive decay.
I introduce this post by asking, “When did time begin?,” and “How did the Universe begin?” According to Rabbi Moses Maimonides and Thomas Aquinas God was the First Cause ——> a supernatural being created a natural Universe ex nihilo ——> “out of nothing.” Archbishop James Ussher actually pinpointed the creation of the Universe as Sunday, Oct. 23, 4004 BC; amazingly a date some still believe. “In the beginning God created Heaven and Earth, Genesis 1, v. 1. Which beginning of time, according to our chronology, fell upon the entrance of the night preceding the twenty third day of October in the year of the Julian Period 710. The year before Christ 4004.” (James Ussher, 17th Cent) Modern creationism attempts to make biblical Genesis an historical and literal account of creation. However, this supernatural worldview explanation no longer resonates with me intuitively, emotionally, cognitively, or spiritually. I point out that this supernatural worldview ignores a massive scientific fossil record and geologic strata going back millions and billions of years. In the Theory of Balanceology I will explore, detail, and steadfastly advocate for a worldview of creation. I will embrace, champion, promote, and present a naturalistic worldview of creation.
This post introduces my journey into Nature and human nature. Importantly, in constructing my worldview I drew on information from an amazing story concerning the mystery of creation, the story of existence, the birth of the Universe -> an ab initio epic story. Actually, it is the nascent birth that finally leads to us humans. I am referring to the birth of energy-matter and space-time. For Ken Keyes, “everything is a gift of the Universe.” I view our Earth, our home as an enormous gift of the Cosmos. Everything related to the creation of the Universe and Nature are exciting and enticing topics for me. The aim of this post is to introduce the concept of Nature and its vital importance in defining my worldview and in constructing the Theory of Balanceology. This introductory post sets a naturalistic framework for what is to come, and in posts to come I will frequently revert back to this nature-based infrastructure.
By Dr. Matthew Welsh One of my life goals is to be authentic. Initially, this may seem or sound simple. Being authentic simply means to be yourself, speak your truth, or be true to yourself. However, one of the hardest parts about being authentic is recognizing that I am not perfect. Thus, part of being authentic is giving myself permission to be imperfect. This has been a struggle for me at times. I strive for perfection, have high goals for myself, and push myself beyond what most would believe to be comfortable thresholds. The advantages of this are that I have become extremely discipline with how I spend my time and my behavior, I often achieve my goals, and when I fall short I of my goals I am still able to feel good about my results. However, the down side of striving for perfection is that when I fall short in ANY aspect of my life, then I am at risk of not being happy with myself or feeling unsatisfied. Additionally, I can be excessively hard on myself when I don’t reach my goals. Further, I often put so much pressure on myself that it is difficult for me to enjoy the inevitable ups and downs, twists and turns, and zigs and zags that come with living life and being a human. Part of the antidote for this is recognize that in order for me to be authentic, I must give myself permission to be imperfect and accept myself …
Most people set a goal and initially become very excited and motivated to achieve it. However, sometimes that initial excitement or motivation can wane or diminish when we are stressed, exhausted, or have worked tirelessly to achieve our goal for years with seemingly little or no objective results to show for our efforts. If you are looking to increase motivation to achieve your goals or fulfill your destiny or life purpose, but are feeling exhausted, annoyed, or stressed, then these tips can help. Reconnect with the initial vision or inspiration that excited you. That initial vision, passion or dream provided you with enough courage to take the initial steps in faith. Don’t let your exhaustion or stress get in the way of you taking the remaining necessary steps in faith in order to live your life purpose. Sometimes along the way we have to do things that are difficult, unwanted, or tough to live our life purpose. But, reconnecting with that initial feeling or vision can sustain us and increase motivation when we are feeling exhausted. What initially called out to you has not betrayed you or walked out on you. That initial inspiration is still present and capable of making you feel alive and motivated. Ask yourself: “What quality, characteristic, or skill do I need to develop to manage these current life circumstances? Sometimes, we might not like our current life circumstances, but we know deep down that we can handle them. In fact, sometimes our current life circumstances …
Balance plays a critical role as the centric idea in the Theory of Balanceology. I have come to appreciate balance as one of Nature’s universal patterns seeking order, stability, and harmony. Does that make sense? #BalanceologyThe4Ms