Explore BrainMass

Creation Myth vs Big Bang Theory

What happens if you treat the scientific account of the big bang theory as a creation of myth? In other words, can the creation myth and the big bang theory be compatible or can one explain the other?

© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 18, 2018, 11:45 am ad1c9bdddf

Solution Preview

There are a few similarities between the two as I have found in articles I will put at the end of this post. The most similar is that in the beginning there was "nothing". That the heavens and the earth were born from nothingness. Of course, the big bang theory states that the galaxy was started by a bang created by gases that built up and Genesis states that the heavens and the earth were created by a higher being. However, they both began from nothing.

Also, Genesis states that in the beginning God said, "let there be light and there was light". The big bang theory also states that there was a burst of light in the beginning.

Another similarity between the two is that although scientists believe the big bang occurred, they cannot explain why it happened. This is similar to Genesis. Religious leaders believe it happened, but know little of why it was brought about.

It is said that both creationism and the big bang theory are ...

Solution Summary

Similarities and differences between the big bang theory and creationism. Resources and sites are included.