Sikhism: beliefs about creation and evolution
It is possible to draw a parallel between the Sikh belief in the emergence of the universe from the void and the Big Bang theory. According to both modern science and to the Guru Granth Sahib (collection of Sikh Scriptures), there are innumerable galaxies in the universe and in each there are many solar systems containing stars and planets, all of which are in constant motion.
Sikhs believe that the universe that derived from God will ultimately be re-absorbed into God:
"When the Creator became manifest, all creatures of the earth assumed various shapes. But when you draw creation within yourself, all embodied beings are absorbed in you."
Some scientists say that the expansion of the universe which followed the Big Bang will eventually be reversed and at some distant point in the future will start to contract, eventually imploding into a 'Big Crunch'.
However, for the majority of Sikhs today, the questions that modern science might raise in connection with their religious outlook on life are not a key concern.
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