Fingerprints Of God - Black Holes & Dark Matter - The Design Of Creation
In the beginning all matter was compressed into a single point of infinite density, a singularity, which fractured and inflated to cosmic proportions bringing space, time and a plasma cloud of hydrogen into existence some 13.8 billion years ago. Within this act of creation was encoded several physical constants (such as gravity, electromagnetism and the conversion rate of hydrogen into helium) all perfectly fine-tuned for the formation of stars, galaxies, planets and water-based life. 21:30 ARE, THEN, they who are bent on denying the truth not aware that the heavens and the earth were [once] one single entity, which We then parted asunder? - and [that] We made out of water every living thing? Will they not, then, [begin to] believe? Hydrogen converted to helium in the heat of the early dark age and the two elements came together within the gravitational scaffolding of dark matter swirling and growing into huge balls of gas. High temperatures at the core of these proto-stars initiated thermonuclear reactions and the universe began to fill with light. 41:11 And He [it is who] applied His design to the skies, which were [yet but] smoke; and He [it is who] said to them and to the earth, "Come [into being], both of you, willingly or unwillingly!" - to which both responded, "We do come in obedience." Massive stellar furnaces ran through their life cycles quickly before dying in supernova explosions - cosmic events which liberated huge amounts of heat energy, temperatures of 100 million degrees or more - high enough to fuse atomic nuclei into heavier elements such as carbon, nitrogen and oxygen. The dying giants collapsed into black holes - tears in the fabric of the cosmos where space-time is warped to infinity - merging and growing into supermassive gravity wells around which stars began to orbit. A vast cloud of galactic clusters, superclusters and watersheds grew along the expanding branches and strands of dark matter. Heavier elements joined by electrostatic forces forming dust, rocks, moons and planets around a new generation of countless galactic stars. 79:27 [O MEN!] Are you more difficult to create than the heaven which He has built? (28) High has He reared its vault and formed it in accordance with what it was meant to be; (29) and He has made dark its night and brought forth its light of day. 79:30 And after that, the earth: wide has He spread its expanse, (31) and has caused its waters to come out of it, and its pastures, (32) and has made the mountains firm: (33) [all this] as a means of livelihood for you and your animals. Some four billion years ago, in the tidal pools of the primordial sea, elements formed into amino-acids, proteins, strands of DNA, and the protoplasm of the first living cell awoke, replicated and multiplied. This biomass of single-celled organisms did little more than eat, excrete and reproduce for two billion years as they slowly terraformed the earth's atmosphere. Once high oxygen levels had been established cells started forming symbiotic relationships and complex multi-cellular organisms awoke, divided into male and female, and multiplied. Generation after generation developed and spread while the continents drifted and collided through glacial, interglacial and mass extinction events. Out of this incredible complexity awoke human consciousness carried, accompanied and fed by the modern plant and animal kingdoms. The world is a temporary experience, the first stage of human existence where some are given a choice: the light of faith and the path to God - or a descent into the darkness of blind materialism and the worship of physical pleasures. 57:20 Its parable is that of [life-giving] rain: the herbage which it causes to grow delights the tillers of the soil; but then it withers, and thou canst see it turn yellow; and in the end it crumbles into dust. But [the abiding truth of man's condition will become fully apparent] in the life to come: [either] suffering severe, or God's forgiveness and His goodly acceptance: for the life of this world is nothing but an enjoyment of self-delusion. 51:47 AND IT IS We who have built the universe with [Our creative] power; and, verily, it is We who are steadily expanding it. 20:105 AND THEY WILL ask thee about [what will happen to] the mountains [when this world comes to an end]. Say, then: "My Sustainer will scatter them far and wide, (106) and leave the earth level and bare, (107) [so that] thou wilt see no curve thereon, and no ruggedness." 82:1 WHEN THE SKY is cleft asunder, (2) and when the stars are scattered, (3) and when the seas burst beyond their bounds, (4) and when the graves are overturned... 21:104 On that Day We shall roll up the skies as written scrolls are rolled up; [and] as We brought into being the first creation, so We shall bring it forth anew - a promise which We have willed upon Ourselves: for, behold, We are able to do [all things].