Higgs plus inflation equals non-existence, according to an article in Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) News and PhysOrg 24 June 2104. British cosmologists have combined the recent observations from BICEP2, a telescope at the South Pole used to look for evidence of Big Bang inflation, and the discovery of the Higgs Boson, and come to the startling conclusion that the universe should not exist.

According to particle physicists studying the Higgs boson, our universe sits in “a valley of the ‘Higgs field’, which describes the way that other particles have mass”. There is also another much deeper valley on the other side of an energy hill, which keeps our universe from falling into this valley and disappearing. However, if the data from the BICEP2 is correct, cosmic inflation just after the Big Bang would have kicked the universe over the energy hill into the deep valley, and the universe would have ended in a big crunch within a second of coming into existence.

According to Robert Hogan of Kings College London, who led the study, “This is an unacceptable prediction of the theory because if this had happened we wouldn’t be around to discuss it”. He went on to say: “If BICEP2 is shown to be correct, it tells us that there has to be interesting new particle physics beyond the standard model”.

The RAS article comments: “Perhaps the BICEP2 results contain an error. If not, there must be some other, as yet unknown, process which prevented the universe from collapsing”.

RAS News, PhysOrg

Editorial Comment: There actually is another process keeping the universe from collapsing, but it is not unknown. The Creator of the universe, Jesus Christ, has revealed that He upholds the universe by the word of his power (Hebrews 1:3). Since He spoke it into existence, without any naturalistic big bangs or inflation, He therefore made it so it will continue until He chooses to end it. So cosmologists who weren’t there at the beginning, please humble yourselves and take note of the record left by the One who was there, and interpret all present day observations in the light of that record, then you may come up with something a little more sensible. (Ref. astronomy, cosmology)

Evidence News vol. 14, No.11
2 July 2014
Creation Research Australia