“Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” –Neils Bohr As many of you know, the Big Bang is one of the most powerful scientific theories we have. It’s also one of the most unsettling. The idea that our entire Universe — filled with practically a trillion galaxies — is only three times … Read moreThe Last Great Prediction of the Big Bang!
The task is not so much to see what no one yet has seen, but to think what no body yet has thought about that which everyone sees. –Arthur Schopenhauer Most of you who’ve been reading Starts With A Bang for a while have seen this picture come up many, many times. Why do I … Read moreHow do we use the CMB to learn about the Universe?
“If we lived on a planet where nothing ever changed, there would be little to do. There would be nothing to figure out. There would be no impetus for science. And if we lived in an unpredictable world, where things changed in random or very complex ways, we would not be able to figure things … Read more“Your Theory Doesn’t Do Everything!” And That’s Okay.
Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own. –Georg Lichtenberg We’ve been going through the history of the Universe — from inflation to the present day — and you can read parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 here. The last thing that happened … Read moreThe Greatest Story Ever Told — 10 — The lights are on, can you see?