I wouldn't have posted up the video above but Providence has struck, or perhaps just one of those freaky co-incidences that happen in this totally accidentally-formed place called Earth somewhere amidst a gigantic Universe, especially in the realm of the Internet. This evening I watched a TV programme on the BBC I-Player called Before the Big Bang, concerning the efforts of brain-box scientists to decipher what existed before the Big Bang. 'Crikey', I thought. 'Now that is what I call ambitious!' You can watch it by clicking the link.
Some suggested that the Big Bang didn't happen and that it was a Big Bounce or something, one said the Universe was a multi-verse and another said the Universe exists inside a big membrane or between two massive membranes and another said the whole thing is like a massive block of cheese with holes in it. Of course, all the theories are all very interesting, none of them remove God from the 'equation', but they are all just theories. Somehow, if we found out how everything came to be, I don't think it would make us that happy. Unfortunatley, the details of whatever they all said have gone right over my head. I'm happy to leave these scientists to make futile attempts to explain how and to do the thinking for me because if I make it to Heaven, perhaps I'll find out then. As far as I can see, Creation is the biggest Miracle ever save for the Incarnation and the Resurrection and I was present to none of them. For now, I'm happy to live and play my smaller than the smallest ant's part in God's inexplicably huge creation and to try, feebly, to do His Will.
As far as the Church is concerned, the field of science is a noble pursuit in which learned men learn even more about the laws of nature, physics, astronomy, cosmology and the rest, probing God's creation and marvelling at the wonder of it all by writing endless mathematical sums and equations on blackboards, hoping to go down in history as the man who 'worked God out', as if, somehow, the Blessed Trinity, just before the dawn of Creation had a blackboard and the Eternal Second Person of the Trinity looked up at the Eternal Father and said, "I don't know...Ah, this is frustrating. Holy Angels, turn the music down will you! Enough already! We have to get this exactly right! Father, did you say 10 to the power of 7 or 7 to the power of 10? Okay, magnetism, check. Gravity, check...Okay, I think this baby's ready to blow! Are you ready, Holy Ghost? Let there be...Hang on! How did those black holes get there!?"
Anyway, so I've watched this programme and I am looking at other blogs and I read from Damian Thompson about the fact that the Archbishop of Westminster deserves a 'red hat' for rescuing the Papal Visit, despite a public record of 'misguiding the Faithful' and that 'US doctors have begun the first official trial of using human embryonic stem cells in patients after getting the green light from regulators', which goes to show that scientists really can 'probe' God's creation just that one step too far, when I see that one of the physicists I've just this evening seen talking about a Multiverse of cheese or something also has been talking about the future and what he thinks will come and this time, he really does sound like a fruitcake!
I found it on Prison Planet, because I am one of those nerdy social misfits Andrew Marr doesn't like and every now and then I look at Prison Planet for a potential blogpost about an elite cabal that are trying to engineer a global government that strangles human freedom. Firstly, he starts off by talking about aliens and stuff and suddenly his Physics PhD looks like it took its toll on his mental health. Then, he talks about the 'birth-pangs of a new civilisation', which he can tell is in operation because he reads the newspapers every day, in which planetary decisions will be made by people who speak in English and then he says that people who don't want such planetary governmental enterprises whose chief aim is to bring us rock and roll and Hollywood movies to take place are 'terrorists'. Is he talking about Al-Quaeda or just anyone who enjoys local parliamentary democracy and agrees with the Holy Father's views on a measure of subsidiarity as set forth in Cartias in Veritate?
Of course, the idea that there is an 'Illuminati' of 'elites' planning a sinister global Government or a 'New World Order' under the head of the Antichrist is nonsense, but then, hey, its just a theory...