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Matter Has Always Existed

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Posted by Richard Ruquist on September 1, 2001 17:49:53 UTC

Matter was not created. On the contrary, most matter has disappeared. Originally there were equal parts, almost, of matter and anti-matter. But when the universe cooled abit, the anti-matter wiped out almost all the matter.

Since then matter continues to disappear in burning stars. Occasionally they supernovae and light matter like hydrogen is lost to radiation and to making heavier matter like the rest of the periodic table. And some matter is lost to black holes.

So the matter that exists today has existed from the beginning. It has changed form from hydrogen and helium to heavier atoms, and the atoms themselves have been rearranged considerably. But essentially instead of matter being made, almost all the matter that ever existed has disappeared.

I have no idea why god did it that way. Seems to be a rather inefficient and roundabout way to create anything. I mean, why did he have to blow up stars to make heavy atoms. Why not just make them right off. A perfect being should be able to.

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