Throughout history there have been many views on the origin of the universe.
It is important to start this discussion with the understanding that the big bang model was developed using naturalistic and uniformitarian principles.
We defined naturalism in chapter 1 as a belief denying that an event or object has a supernatural significance.
The steady-state model held much support in the 1950s and 1960s mainly for philosophical reasons; many people preferred a cosmology in which the universe had no beginning.
Traditional cosmological models generally hold that the universe had a beginning, so support for an eternal universe could that traditional cosmologies were all wrong.
The steady-state model describes an eternal universe in which matter is being continuously created.
The big bang model suggests that the universe had a beginning and that it has been expanding since then.These are particles that just brush past each other as the beams collide, rather than meeting head-on.TV diva Sarah Jessica Parker and her jealous co-star Kim Cattrall have been at each other’s throats for years.It is claimed that the biblical time span of 6,000 years cannot explain how light could reach earth from the distant parts of the universe.There are several explanations that potentially solve the light travel-time “problem.” The big bang also has its own light travel-time problem, and many other observations limit the age of the universe to much less than 13.7 billion years.So if the big bang is a naturalistic model then there can be no room for intervention by a Creator.