“This may sound odd, but according to the laws of nature concerning gravity and motion, laws that are among the oldest in science, space itself is a vast store of negative energy – enough to ensure that everything adds up to zero. I’ll admit that unless mathematics is your thing, this is hard to grasp, but it’s true.”
This is a quote from Steven Hawking (through a narrator) in the video below – starting at 28:19, ending 28:47.
Now the coolest thing about this video is that it’s interactive. You can open a drop-box and jump to any point in the video by clicking on the timeline, which also includes the video’s script, as indicated in this screenshot:
The part of the video that I am going to comment on starts at 25:29 and ends at 27:20. It’s just under 2 minutes long.
To jump to that scene, you need to Watch it on Youtube (then come back and read the rest). Since I quote the script immediately below the video, you don’t need to go to Youtube, but it’s a really good video, so if you have time later you might want to watch the whole thing. The part I’m asking you to watch lasts just two minutes.
Quoting from the script:
“Imagine a man wants to build a hill on a flat piece of land. The hill will represent the Universe. To make this hill, he digs a hole in the ground and uses that soil to build his hill. But, of course, he’s not just making a hill. He’s also making a hole – in effect, a negative version of the hill. That stuff that was in the hole has now become the hill. So it all perfectly balances out.”
The explanation continues: the hill is positive energy, the hole negative energy. It all adds up to Zero.
No need for a God.
But wait… there’s a third element involved! What about that dude with the shovel? Where’d he come from?
You don’t need to have a doctorate in math to know that things don’t add up here. The question is not about how to balance things out and get them to add up to zero. The question is about how things got moving in the first place.
If you tell me it’s the big bang, you are begging the question.