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  1. A Big Bang Cosmological Argument for God's Nonexistence.Quentin Smith - 1992 - Faith and Philosophy 9 (2):217-237.
    The big bang cosmological theory is relevant to Christian theism and other theist perspectives since it represents the universe as beginning to exist ex nihilo about 15 billion years ago. This paper addresses the question of whether it is reasonable to believe that God created the big bang. Some theists answer in the affirmative, but it is argued in this paper that this belief is not reasonable. In the course of this argument, there is a discussion of the (...)
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    Big Bang, an Idea Projected Beyond Cosmology: The Possible Contribution of Thematic Analysis to the Understanding of This Success.João Barbosa - 2015 - Axiomathes 25 (2):181-187.
    The big bang idea is not only a dominant idea in cosmology but also a very successfully idea out of cosmology. Although sometimes just in metaphorical sense, the big bang idea is present, since some decades, in a variety of domains such as natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, arts, and it also has a great acceptance by the general public. Furthermore, the term Big Bang has become increasingly popular and currently it is often used with very different (...)
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    The Big Bang and its Dark-Matter Content: Whence, Whither, and Wherefore.Roger Penrose - 2018 - Foundations of Physics 48 (10):1177-1190.
    The singularity theorems of the 1960s showed that Lemaître’s initial symmetry assumptions were not essential for deriving a big-bang origin for a vast multitude of relativistic universe models. Yet the actual universe accords remarkably closely with models of Lemaître’s type. This is a mystery closely related to the form taken by the 2nd law of thermodynamics and is not explained by currently conventional inflationary cosmology. Conformal cyclic cosmology provides another perspective on these issues, one consequence being the necessary initial (...)
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  4. From Big Bang to Galactic Civilizations.Barry Rodrigue, Leonid Grinin & Andrey Korotayev - 2015 - Delhi, India:
    Each scientific study emerges in its own particular time and marks a new step in the development of human thought.1 Big History materialized to satisfy the human need for a unified vision of our existence. It came together in the waning decades of the twentieth century, in part, as a reaction to the specialization of scholarship and education that had taken hold around the world. While this specialization had great results, it created barriers that stood in contrast to a growing (...)
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    The ‘Big Bang’ Argument for the Existence of God.Theodore Schick Jr - 1998 - Philo 1 (1):95-104.
    Some believe that evidence for the big bang is evidence for the existence of god. Who else, they ask, could have caused such a thing? In this paper, I evaluate the big bang argument, compare it with the traditional first-cause argument, and consider the relative plausibility of various natural explanations of the big bang.
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    Why Big Bang is so Accepted and Popular: Some Contributions of a Thematic Analysis.João Barbosa - 2021 - Axiomathes (3):1-26.
    Some important and decisive observations allowed a widespread and almost unquestionable acceptance of the big bang cosmology, but we can admit and search other factors that have contributed and continue to contribute to the enormous acceptance and great popularity of this cosmological conception, not only inside but also outside of cosmology and even in numerous no scientific contexts. To find some of those factors, a case study was undertaken based on thematic analysis, an analytical tool which is based on (...)
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    From Big Bang to Galactic Civilizations: A Big History Anthology.Barry Rodrigue, Leonid Grinin & Andrey Korotayev - 2015 - Primus Books.
    The Ways that Big History Works: Cosmos, Life, Society and our Future reflects on how Big History helps us understand the nature of our existence and consider the pathways to our future.
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    The Big Bang Theory and Philosophy: Rock, Paper, Scissors, Aristotle, Locke.William Irwin & Dean Kowalski (eds.) - 2012 - Wiley.
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    Three Big Bangs: Matter-Energy, Life, Mind.Holmes Rolston Iii - 2010 - Columbia University Press.
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  10. Big Bang Cosmology and Atheism.Quentin Smith - 1998 - Free Inquiry 18.
  11. Del Big Bang al Dios escondido: (De Copérnico a Hawking y vuelta).Luis Diego Cascante Fallas - 2010 - Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad de Costa Rica 48 (123):51-64.
    Este ensayo no es una interpretación metafísica del universo, sino de una interpretación científica, en donde la física contemporánea aparece como un sistema evolutivo y el universo como un sistema en expansión. Se pretende simplemente �averiguar si la imagen del universo físico que se forma la ciencia actual reclama o conduce a admitir la existencia de una realidad propia en y por sí misma, distinta realmente del universo y sin la cuál éste no podría existir ni ser lo que es�(A. (...)
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  12. Big Bangs, Black Holes and Time's Arrow.Roger Penrose - 1986 - In Raymond Flood & Michael Lockwood (eds.), The Nature of Time. Blackwell.
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    A Big Bang Cosmological Argument?Dennis Temple - 1995 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 2 (2):11-16.
    William Lane Craig has defended a modern First Cause argument based on 1) a principle of universal causality and 2) the claim that the universe must have had a beginning. But 1) is susceptible to counter examples from quantum theory. Moreover, Craig’s defense of 2) is open to serious question. He claims that an actual infinity (of time) is impossible; he also claims that 2) is in fact supported by big bang theory. I argue that both of these claims (...)
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    The Big Bang is a Coordinate Singularity for $$k = -1$$ Inflationary FLRW Spacetimes.Eric Ling - 2020 - Foundations of Physics 50 (5):385-428.
    We show that the big bang is a coordinate singularity for a large class of \ inflationary FLRW spacetimes which we have dubbed ‘Milne-like.’ By introducing a new set of coordinates, the big bang appears as a past boundary of the universe where the metric is no longer degenerate—a result which has already been investigated in the context of vacuum decay. We generalize their results and approach the problem from a more mathematical perspective. Similar to how investigating the (...)
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    The Big Bang at Centre Georges Pompidou.Jeannine Tang - 2006 - Theory, Culture and Society 23 (7-8):243-252.
    One of the world’s largest collections of European modern art, held by Centre Georges Pompidou, was displayed for the first time in a thematically-curated exhibition, The Big Bang. This review article evaluates the merits and permutations of thematic curation, in lieu of The Big Bang’s relation to previous instances of thematic curation of significant museum collections, most notably at the Museum of Modern Art and Tate Modern. The Big Bang is also considered against the ideological underpinnings of (...)
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  16. Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology.William Lane Craig & Quentin Smith - 1993 - Oxford University Press.
    Contemporary science presents us with the remarkable theory that the universe began to exist about fifteen billion years ago with a cataclysmic explosion called "the Big Bang." The question of whether Big Bang cosmology supports theism or atheism has long been a matter of discussion among the general public and in popular science books, but has received scant attention from philosophers. This book sets out to fill this gap by means of a sustained debate between two philosophers, William (...)
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    The Big Bang and Relative Immortality: Seminal Essays on the Creation of the Universe and the Advent of Biological Immortality.Sebastian Sisti - 2008 - Algora.
    So tight was his perception of reality he could find no room in it for empty space; a position which led him to deny the reality of motion. ...
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  18. The Big Bang of History. Visualism in Technoscience.Fernando Flores Morador - 2012 - Lund University.
    The traditional presentation about historical time-passing consists in a linear succession of facts in which some aspects of the lifeworld evolve from others in anirreversible manner. The presentation of change is connected to the presentation of gradual or revolutionary linear changes that areirrevocable. I believe that this presentation could be considered correct for living organisms, but does not take account of some important aspects of demonstrative presentations about artefacts and technologies. For example, we can ontologically assume that “hammer-beating” evolved from (...)
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    The cosmic bellows: The big bang and the second law.Stanley Salthe & Gary Fuhrman - 2005 - Cosmos and History 1 (2):295-318.
    We present here a cosmological myth, alternative to "the Universe Story" and "the Epic of Evolution", highlighting the roles of entropy and dissipative structures in the universe inaugurated by the Big Bang. Our myth offers answers these questions: Where are we? What are we? Why are we here? What are we to do? It also offers answers to a set of "why" questions: Why is there anything at all? and Why are there so many kinds of systems? - the (...)
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    Why Big Bang is so Accepted and Popular: Some Contributions of a Thematic Analysis.João Barbosa - 2022 - Axiomathes 32 (3):433-458.
    Some important and decisive observations allowed a widespread and almost unquestionable acceptance of the big bang cosmology, but we can admit and search other factors that have contributed and continue to contribute to the enormous acceptance and great popularity of this cosmological conception, not only inside but also outside of cosmology and even in numerous no scientific contexts. To find some of those factors, a case study was undertaken based on thematic analysis, an analytical tool which is based on (...)
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  21. Big Bang cosmology.Thomas Aquinas - 1998 - Sapientia 203:73.
     
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  22. Big Bang y dogma cristiano de la creación.Alfonso Pérez de Laborda - 1992 - Salmanticensis 39 (3):379-386.
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    Big Bang Theory: More Reason to Scrap Bush's Stem Cell Policy.John A. Robertson, Cynthia B. Cohen & Insoo Hyun - 2008 - Hastings Center Report 38 (6):4-6.
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    The big bang is not needed.Allen D. Allen - 1976 - Foundations of Physics 6 (1):59-63.
    Recent computer simulations indicate that a system ofn gravitating masses breaks up, even when the total energy is negative. As a result, almost any initial phase-space distribution results in a universe that eventually expands under the Hubble law. Hence Hubble expansion implies little regarding an initial cosmic state. Especially it does not imply the singularly dense superpositioned state used in the big bang model.
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  25. Why the big Bang singularity does not help the Kal M cosmological argument for theism.J. Brian Pitts - 2008 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 59 (4):675-708.
    The cosmic singularity provides negligible evidence for creation in the finite past, and hence theism. A physical theory might have no metric or multiple metrics, so a ‘beginning’ must involve a first moment, not just finite age. Whether one dismisses singularities or takes them seriously, physics licenses no first moment. The analogy between the Big Bang and stellar gravitational collapse indicates that a Creator is required in the first case only if a Destroyer is needed in the second. The (...)
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    The Cosmic Bellows: The Big Bang and the Second Law.Stanley Salthe & Gary Fuhrman - 2005 - Cosmos and History : The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 1 (2):295-318.
    We present here a cosmological myth, alternative to "the Universe Story" and "the Epic of Evolution", highlighting the roles of entropy and dissipative structures in the universe inaugurated by the Big Bang. Our myth offers answers these questions: Where are we? What are we? Why are we here? What are we to do? It also offers answers to a set of "why" questions: Why is there anything at all? and Why are there so many kinds of systems? - the (...)
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    From Big Bang to Big Mystery: Human Origins in the Light of Creation and Evolution By Brendan Purcell. New York, NY: New City Press, 2012. 365 pp. Softcover $34.95. [REVIEW]Paul Flaman - 2014 - Zygon 49 (1):265-266.
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    Big Bang Cosmology, Quantum Tunneling from Nothing, and Creation.William E. Carroll - 1988 - Laval Théologique et Philosophique 44 (1):59-75.
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    Three Big Bangs: Matter-Energy, Life, Mind. By Holmes Rolston III.Stanley Shostak - 2012 - The European Legacy 17 (6):851-852.
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    Big bangs in perception: The most often cited authors and publications.Murray J. White - 1987 - Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 25 (6):458-461.
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    RHIC: Big Bangs in the Lab.John Cramer - unknown
    Now imagine that this accelerated gold nucleus has a head-on collision with a second nuclear pancake, a gold nucleus accelerated to the same ultra-relativistic velocity but in the opposite direction. Momentarily, the two pancakes in this light-speed head-on collision will overlap. The masses of the nuclei have been increased by a factor of 108, and the mass of each is contained in a volume that has been reduced by a factor of 108. As a result, neglecting the fuzzing effects of (...)
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    A Theory of the Big Bang in McTaggart’s Time.Paul Merriam - 2022 - Axiomathes 32 (3):685-696.
    There are long-standing questions about the Big Bang: What were its properties? Was there nothing before it? Was the universe always here? Many conceptual issues revolve around time. This paper gives a novel model based on McTaggart’s temporal distinction between the A-series (future-present-past) and B-series (earlier-times to later-times). These series are useful while situated in a Presentist and Fragmentalist account of quantum mechanics, one in which the consistency with the Special Relativity (in particular the relativity of simultaneity) will be (...)
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  33. The Spiritual Big Bang: Origin of Universe.Damon Sprock - 2010 - The Spiritual Big Bang.
    It is at this juncture that post-modernism in the science field lacks that remaining piece of discipline, accepting the existence of an absolute, inner fabric of creative intelligence that is responsible for the vibratory formation of all physical world phenomena. It is for this reason that science alone will not find a viable answer of how the universe was created. Thus far, the science hierarchy has supplied us with theories that are totally incompatible with the belief that the universe had (...)
     
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  34. Is the Big Bang the Sole Cause of the Universe? A Response to John J. Park.Jacobus Erasmus - 2016 - Acta Analytica 31 (3):337-344.
    In a recent paper, John J. Park argues (1) that an abstract object can bring a universe into existence, and (2) that, according to the Big Bang Theory, the initial singularity is an abstract object that brought the universe into existence. According to Park, if (1) and (2) are true, then the kalam cosmological argument fails to show that the cause of the universe must be divine. I argue, however, that both (1) and (2) are false. In my argument (...)
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    The Big Bang and the Law: The Internationalization and Restructuration of the Legal Field.Yves Dezalay - 1990 - Theory, Culture and Society 7 (2-3):279-293.
  36. Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology.Graham Oppy - 1996 - Faith and Philosophy 13 (1):125-133.
    This paper is a critical review of *Big Bang Cosmology* by Quentin Smith and William Lane Craig. (The book is a collection of previously published papers; most are concerned, in one way or another, with kalam cosmological arguments for the existence of God.).
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    The Big Bang of Originality and Effectiveness: A Dynamic Creativity Framework and Its Application to Scientific Missions.Giovanni Emanuele Corazza & Todd Lubart - 2020 - Frontiers in Psychology 11.
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  38. What Caused the Big Bang?Rem Blanchard Edwards - 2001 - Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi.
    The first two thirds or so of this book is a thorough, severe, and at times somewhat difficult, philosophical analysis and critique of atheistic naturalistic answers to “What caused the Big Bang?” Most contemporary astrophysicists accept one of the following non-theistic accounts of the origin of the Big Bang: Steady State, Plasma, Oscillationist, Big Fizz, Big Divide, Quantum Observership, Big Accident, Atheistic Anthropic, and Plenitude cosmologies. The last third or so of the book develops a highly plausible theistic (...)
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    Thesim, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology.Richard Swinburne - 1995 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 37 (2):123-125.
    Was the Big Bang with which the universe began created by God, or did it occur without cause? In this book two philosophers of opposite viewpoints debate the question.
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    A Brief History of Time From the Big Bang to Black Holes.Stephen W. Hawking - 1988 - Bantam.
    A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes is a popular-science book on cosmology by British physicist Stephen Hawking. It was first published in 1988. Hawking wrote the book for readers who have no prior knowledge of the universe and people who are interested in learning.
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  41. Beyond the Big Bang: Quantum Cosmologies and God.Willem B. Drees - 1993 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 44 (3):577-578.
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    Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology.William W. Thomas - 1996 - Review of Metaphysics 49 (3):642-643.
    This work is a lively philosophical debate exploring "the implications of classical and quantum Big Bang cosmology" for theism and atheism. Both authors accept one current estimate that the universe began about 15 billion years ago. The book has three parts. In the first two parts the authors offer theistic and atheistic cosmological arguments; in the third part they explore the quantum cosmology of Stephen Hawking.
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    A Bi-directional Big Bang/Crunch Universe within a Two-State-Vector Quantum Mechanics?Fritz W. Bopp - 2019 - Foundations of Physics 49 (1):53-62.
    A two boundary quantum mechanics incorporating a big bang/big crunch universe is carefully considered. After a short motivation of the concept we address the central question how a proposed a-causal quantum universe can be consistent with what is known about macroscopia and how it might find experimental support.
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  44. Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology.W. L. Craig & Q. Smith - 1996 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 47 (1):133-136.
     
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  45. Before the Big Bang.John Cramer - unknown
    This column is about a new alternative to standard Big Bang cosmology that reaches back in time to the era before the Big Bang in an effort to remove some of the arbitrary assumptions from the model. It's in part the work of Gabriele Veneziano, a theorist at CERN, and it is called pre-Big-Bang cosmology. We'll begin by reviewing the standard scenario of the origin of the universe.
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  46. Did the big Bang have a cause?Quentin Smith - 1994 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 45 (2):649-668.
    where ds is the space-time interval between two events, a the scale factor representing the radius of the universe at a given time, and do is the line element of a space with constant curvature. The application of this metric to the field equations provides us with the Friedmann’s solutions, which are the heart of big bang cosmology. With the cosmological constant omitted, these solutions read.
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    Theism, Atheism and Big Bang Cosmology by William Craig and Quentin Smith. [REVIEW]Leemon B. Mchenry - 1995 - Philosophical Books 36 (3):211-213.
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    God and the big bang.Antony Flew - 2003 - Think 2 (4):17-23.
    Antony Flew asks what might lie beyond the big bang, and questions the assumption that we must choose between two options: either God created it, or it popped into existence for no reason.
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  49. Theism, Atheism and Big Bang Cosmology.William Lane Craig & Quentin Smith - 1994 - Religious Studies 30 (4):527-529.
     
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    The sound of the big Bang.John Cramer - manuscript
    I'm Professor of Physics at the University of Washington in Seattle . I do basic research in ultra-relativistic heavy ion physics with the STAR experiment, using the RHIC facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory, colliding gold nuclei to produce systems that look something like the first microsecond of the Big Bang. I do not work much in cosmology and astrophysics, although I've published a paper or two in those areas, but I do write a bi-monthly science column for Analog Science (...)
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