Justin Bieber shoots down the Big Bang Theory

It is typically intriguing of Justin Bieber to choose cosmology for his first foray into scientific debunking, when many feel he could provide a more elegant rebuke to Darwinism. Either way, it’s bad news for Cern as Justin finally starts using his power for good – in this case, to explain how ludicrous the so-called origins of the universe are.

“I’m the type of dude who always wants to figure it out,” explains the What Do U Mean hitmaker. “Science makes a lot of sense,” he concedes. Or does he? “Then I start thinking — wait, the ‘big bang’. For a ‘big bang’ to create all this is more wild to think about than thinking about there being a God. Imagine putting a bunch of gold into a box, shaking up the box, and out comes a Rolex. It’s so preposterous once people start saying it.”

Word. I think I read somewhere that the watchmaker was blind, but maybe we need to accept that he was just wearing really limited-edition Wayfarers...

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Comment by Pope Beanie on October 6, 2015 at 5:28pm

Big Bang is preposterous.

But it still explains a lot, like how the universe is expanding, and why we're able to detect how far away other stars and galaxies are. That's just for starters. The more we learn, the more we can eliminate or work out the preposterous ideas. This is a lot more useful than just saying "Nothing to see here, forget all of your science (preposterous or not), God just poofed it into existence".

And perhaps it is that the universe is Alice in Wonderland to the max.

At least that story has some useful metaphors, and makes us think more about important aspects of our own human nature. Granted, religion has historically done that, too. But at least Alice in Wonderland was presented as fiction, unlike ancient scriptures of all kinds.

Major league rainmaker fail in comparing explanations of origins and giving thumbs up to god.

Fine, give thumbs up to God. Meanwhile science, not scripture, explains origins in ways that make it possible for us to discover the physical and biological processes that make us healthy or sick, and makes it possible to keep discovering new ways for the blind to see, the crippled to walk, the deaf to hear, more and more cancers to be cured... all in the past 100 years or so. Compare that to all the similar claims made in scripture (i.e. "miracles") over thousands of years.

Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on October 6, 2015 at 5:49pm

The first review here covers some of what is being discussed. The other reviews are worth reading too. Religion tries to take too much credit for the advancement of humanity. It is only since the Age of Enlightenment when we started to understand that the gaps we thought god had filled were actually hollow.

Comment by Davis Goodman on October 7, 2015 at 6:21am

Religion tries to take too much credit for the advancement of humanity.

It becomes all the more preposterous when they try to take credit for the advancement of women, freedom of speech, democratic principles, freedom from torture, sexual freedom and freedom to not believe.

These were all achieved with churches kicking and screaming no (while some are still throwing temper tantrums).

These were all achieved despite the church.  Not a single one of them were possible to achieve without secular humanist ideals and activism. 

It is nauseating when a christian claims his church should be credited for any of this,

Comment by Davis Goodman on October 7, 2015 at 6:26am

Atheism is useful as an ism

Atheism is not an ism like humanism or hinudism or communism is. It is nothing more than a negative belief.

Many people are default atheists...and in Vietnam for example...many are atheists because that is state policy.

When you think of atheism...try not to consider it at one narrow level or in one place. Surely when atheists state they are atheists in Alabama...it will set off a domino rally of emotional outburst and perhaps lead someone to rethink their position. Do the same in Denmark or Vietnam and it's like saying your favourite colour is blue. 

Atheism is a negative belief...a rejection of some people's fantasies. Nothing more.

What you describe (when you say atheism is useful) is...for the most part...humanism.

Comment by Pope Beanie on October 7, 2015 at 2:24pm

[...] Surely when atheists state they are atheists in Alabama...it will set off a domino rally of emotional outburst and perhaps lead someone to rethink their position. Do the same in Denmark or Vietnam and it's like saying your favourite colour is blue. 

Atheism is a negative belief...a rejection of some people's fantasies. Nothing more.

Then we disagree, at least wrt the concluding statement (quoted, above).

It's the first statement (quoted, above) that we agree on, but that I think is "something more" than just a rejection of some people's fantasies. I call myself an atheist not to support or establish some kind of ism, but to open up some ears of people who at present only hear what their peers and pastors are preaching.

Giving you the benefit of the doubt, I'll say we agree, 99%. I still have an itch I need to scratch.

Comment by Pope Beanie on October 7, 2015 at 2:31pm

Hey Theist World, just "think atheist", if only once in a while.

--Pope Beanie in response to Pope Bieber, October 2015

Comment by Belle Rose on October 7, 2015 at 5:08pm
Comment by Davis Goodman on October 7, 2015 at 5:10pm

Giving you the benefit of the doubt, I'll say we agree, 99%. I still have an itch I need to scratch.

Then you are a humanist and you don't even know it :)

Comment by Unseen on October 7, 2015 at 6:04pm

Pop singer gets it right. Scientists got it all wrong.

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