A Universe from Nothing Through the Viewpoint of Tryon and Vilenkin, A Critical study

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Department of logic of Understanding Religion, Faculty of Wisdom and Religious Studies, Research Institute for Islamic Thought and Culture,Qom, Iran


A fundamental and profound cosmological question concerns the ultimate cause of the existence of our universe. Some physicists, based on quantum cosmology, believe that it originated from nothing. Edward Tryon claims that our universe emerged spontaneously from quantum vacuum as a virtual particle. On the other hand, Alexander Vilenkin proclaims that it came into being from nothing through quantum tunneling, without the need for a pre-vacuum state. The present issue is to study these explanations using a biblical-descriptive method and evaluate them through a rational analytical approach. The result shows that these suggestions lack some scientific standards. Moreover, they offer nothing more than a hypothesis about how the universe came into being, without addressing the question of why it happened. Therefore, they cannot negate the necessity of a metaphysical explanation of the world


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