This is the 3rd and final kind of evolution I want to address. This is supposedly the evolution of that deals with the evolution of the cosmos. Quite Simply the evolution of the universe i.e. the creation of time and space, the Big Bang according to science would explain that. Now, I have shown that our understanding of stellar evolution is born out of our observation of hundreds of billions of stars, but you guess that we do not have millions of universe to look at, so how in hell can we build an understanding of the evolution of the universe.
Well we first observe the universe and see what tracers of its origin we could find. It’s a little like looking at someone and trying to find tracers of his past by seeing traces of broken bones, scars and antibodies form past sickness for example. So what do we see about the universe that tells us about its past. Well first the universe is flat, as far as we can tell there is no curvature to space. There is no reason for this to be, in fact if matter was prevalent in the universe we would expect it to have a curvature proportional to the amongst of matter in it.
Second, everything in the universe is moving away from us, or everything in the universe is moving away from everything else. I’m making the distinction between the two because observation shows that just about every objet outside of our local group of galaxies is moving away from Earth. That would make Earth the center of the universe, except that this does not make any since from what we know about the Earth. First, it’s not the center of the solar system, and it not even at the center of our galaxies (not even close) which mean that having the whole universe rotating our us would violate the law of gravity. However, we can interpret the result of everything seeming to move away from Earth as everything is actually moving away from everything else i.e. there is an expansion of the universe.
Next we observe a uniform radiation field everywhere in the universe. It’s almost uniform in every direction and the small variation (less then 1 part in a 1000) can be associated with the presence of large volume of matter in the universe for example cluster of galaxies. This would indicate that the source of this radiation field is actually located behind the clusters. Anything that would be behind this source would be revealed by peculiar emission structure in this radiation field.
Also, we observe that there is a lot more photons in the universe than matter, about a billion time more. This would mean that at some point in the past part of the energy of the universe became matter but the very large majority of it remained in the form of energy. We also know that the globally the universe is homogeneous and isotropic as far we can see. That mean that there is no preferred place in the universe, all vantage point are roughly the same and that is no discontinuity in the fabric of the universe.
The Big Bang, with a cosmological inflation period explains all those observation. In fact the Big Bang is so good at explaining those observation that it predicted the existence of the uniform radiation field, the so-called cosmological microwave background. The theory is also explaining the primordial abundance of light element (Helium, lithium and Deuterium). Of course we cannot observe the Big Bang, it happened at least 13.7 Billion years ago and lies beyond the surface of last diffusion, i.e. origin of the cosmological microwave background which is the maximum distance from which we can receive photo that have not been scattered into losing all the information from source. However, the Big Bang is at the moment the only theory that manages to explain and predict more fact. Sure it as flaws, but it is supported by observations and it actually explains a lot of how things occurred in the early universe to build what we observe now.
So here you have it, 3 evolution that do not exist that we have no proof of and no observation in support of according to at least one young earth creationist. I’ve not addressed the Darwinian evolution they seem to hate so much, but if what they tell you about 3 of the 6 kind of evolution they claim exist are false. Shouldn’t you wonder about there honesty toward the fifth one: Darwinian evolution.