How the Universe that Shouldn’t Exist Points to the God Who Does
ESEARCHERS don’t know what to make of a new study that shows how the universe shouldn’t exist. A perfect symmetry between protons and antiprotons would cancel each other out since they annihilate one another when they come into contact. So there should be an imbalance between them. But there isn’t.
“All of our observations find a complete symmetry between matter and antimatter, which is why the universe should not actually exist,” Newsweek reports Christian Smorra, from Japan’s RIKEN institute, saying in response to a new study that confirms a perfect balance between protons and antimatter. How this symmetry could exist is described as a riddle.
Of course, scientists will continue to work to establish more nuanced theories to unlock this puzzle. This is no threat for persons of faith, as better understanding the physical complexities of the Cosmos only further illustrates the beauty of its design. For the Christian, however, the mysteries at the heart of the universe are ultimately explained by the Apostle Paul in Holy Scripture:
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (Colossians 1:15-17, ESV)