New information can be unsettling.
It’s bigger than the ‘butter’ or ‘margarine’ thing.
A new study by British cosmology researchers at King's College London has found that our universe should have lost its existence moments after it was first created. (Note to reader) ‘Lost its existence’ sounds pretty ominous, doesn’t it? If that had happened, we wouldn’t be here reading about it now would we?
So all the ‘stuff’ from the ‘big bang’ would have ‘vanished’ into ‘space?’ Huh? It’s a ‘Bizzaro World’ scenario, not like we found ourselves on vacation and didn’t know the way back to our hotel. No; space is a little more complex than that.
Don’t let the fact that these people, who were educated on a small island nation and drive on the other side of the road, dictate how things are. They’re looking at creation from the wrong side of the street.
According to them, everything we know would not have come into existence like dental floss and ATM’s. On the down side, we wouldn’t have Ben and Jerry’s and Bloomin’ Onions®
Let’s just be grateful for what we have in our world even if it includes Justin Bieber and ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”
The Big Bang led to the creation of the Universe and it is believed that shortly after creation the Universe went through a short period of rapid expansion known as cosmic inflation, like when a teenager discovers or even sees the opposite sex multiple times a day.
We’re still expanding at a very rapid pace, and like a mad monkey with a handful of its own leavin’s, fling matter outward at an exponential rate in all directions.
Putting it into terms that we all understand, you’re on a skateboard and a Saturn 5 booster rocket overtakes you and lands on the moon faster than you realize what happened.
The expansion of our Universe is still on, but the pace is quite sedate compared to the pace after Big Bang. In other words, we’re slowing down. We may have reached middle age. After all we’re four and a half billion give or take a half billion years old. Of course if you meet earth in a pick-up bar it may claim to be only a couple of billion. If you hear “I’m older than the Rockies but younger than the moon” you’re in for a good night. Everyone loves a Post-Cambrian fling.
This expansion rippled space-time into waves of gravitational energy as it went. Got that?
It explains the fact that though the Universe seems to be expanding the same in all directions, is actually flat and has evenly distributed cosmic microwave background radiation.
So what’s it all about? Put your right hand in and take your right hand out put your right hand in and shake it all about. You do the Hokey Pokey and you turn yourself around.