Quantum Mechanics

Life comes from life, but nothing comes from nothing.
This is a problem for materialists.

“In 1973, physicist Edward Tryon of the Hunter College of the City University of New York published a paper in the British science journal Nature titled, “Is the Universe a Vacuum Fluctuation?” He proposed the idea that the Universe could be a large scale vacuum energy fluctuation. He said, “In answer to the question of why it happened, I offer the modest proposal that our universe is simply one of those things which happen from time to time” (246:397, emp. added). Does it really? Cosmologist and theoretical physicist Alexander Vilenkin, Director of the Institute of Cosmology at Tufts University, said:

Now, what Tryon was suggesting was that our entire universe, with its vast amount of matter, was a huge quantum fluctuation, which somehow failed to disappear for more than 10 billion years. Everybody thought that was a very funny joke. But Tryon was not joking. He was devastated by the reaction of his colleagues… (2006, p. 184).

Though he was originally scoffed at, Tryon’s theory has gained traction among many prominent evolutionary scientists. After all, if true, according to Vilenkin, “such a creation event would not require a cause” for the Universe (pp. 184-185).”
Can Quantam Mechanics Produce Something from Nothing?
Wait.  What?  Quantam Mechanics is about the ‘arrangement of fields of *something*, and is the current answer to the question of how something comes from nothing, especially how we move from absolute nothing to something living and capable of reproducing itself.  But the coolness factor here is that finally we have something ‘which wouldn’t require a cause.’  So isn’t that a tacit admission that they really have known all along they need a cause and its naked absence is a problem?

Are scientists excited about this because of the science,  the excitement of a new discovery, or is there some hope that they can use it to finally put to rest the need for something outside of creation to be involved in order to bring life from nothing?

 

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