Section III: Topic 10
The theory of Vacuum Genesis is based on the Uncertainty Principle which states that every atom can appear from the vacuum, but the chance of it is very low. This theory has two options, one state that the entire universe appeared in one moment. The chance that the kind of thing happened is very low but possible. The other option is that many atoms appeared and that they were the base of the Big bang theory. Uncertainty principle, the basis of the vacuum genesis, in quantum mechanics, is also a theory stating that it is impossible to specify simultaneously the position and momentum of a particle, such as an electron, with precision. Also called the indeterminacy principle, the theory further states that a more accurate determination of one quantity will result in a less precise measurement of the other, and that the product of both uncertainties is never less than Planck's ...view middle of the document...
According to modern astrophysics and cosmologists, the singularity emerged out of the quantum vacuum. Scientists call this creation scenario “vacuum genesis” and sometimes remark on its similarity to the Genesis myth. Verse two of the book of Genesis reads: “the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.” Similarly, the idea of vacuum genesis is in accord with the ancient phrase “creation ex nihilo,” referring to creation out of nothingness.
This Vacuum Genesis is base primarily on the Big bang theory. Just like the big bang, it still remains as theory although some experiments have done regarding these. The studies of these theories have not been completed yet though scientists regard these as one of the most important achievements in the field of science. Because of the studies that led to these theories, we have obtained ideas about how the universe was created and we became more aware of our existence.
We certainly know that our universe exists, however, this knowledge alone has not satisfied mankind's quest for further understanding. Our curiosity has led us to question our place in this universe and furthermore, the place of the universe itself. Throughout time we have asked ourselves these questions: How did our universe begin? How old is our universe? How did matter come to exist? And how is it going to end. Obviously, these are not simple questions and throughout our brief history on this planet much time and effort has been spent looking for some clue. Yet, after all this energy has been expended, much of what we know is still only speculation.
We have, however, come a long way from the mystical beginnings of the study of cosmology and the origins of the universe. Through the understandings of modern science we have been able to provide firm theories for some of the answers we once called hypotheses. True to the nature of science, a majority of these answers have only led to more intriguing and complex questions. It seems to be inherent in our search for knowledge that questions will always continue to exist.