[quote author=“dougsmith”]I can also think that the moon is made of green cheese. It could be possible, but I wouldn’t lay bets on it.
Your speculations sound to me like a sort of theism. Offhand, the physics of such a godlike thing “colliding” and making a “big bang” makes no sense, but then the speculation itself is not based on evidence or reason, simply fantasy.
I suggest you’re better off spending time with a good recent book about cosmology ... there are lots of them. Many are quite speculative, but the honest among them make this clear. They at least have the virtue of being based on actual physics.
Thanks for this piece of advice Doug.
From experience I learnt a long time ago to dispute scientific theories with another scientific finding or refrain from putting my “emotional twopence” worth of comments into any theory.
Take for example quantum physics. I find it incredible that quantum physics could postulate alternate universes being created all the time. Yet I have to accept that such a concept is possible because the quntum physicist says so. If I intend to dispute this findings with a quantum physicist I need to take a course in university physics and then study the quantum physicist theory and then postulate why those theories are wrong are wrong based on hard factual scientific reasons.
Simply stating that such universes cannot exist because I find it “incredible” will make me look pretty stupid.
The same approach is normally taken by many theist. They claim to find it incredible that we could have evolved from the ape and expect that based on their emotions we should all accept their “feelings” as true.
So thanks Doug. Your summary is how we should approach science.