Sunday, March 19, 2006
The origin of the Universe
Google news has carried a story for about three days saying that scientists now claim that they can prove for certain what happened in the first one- one trillion, trillionth of a second after the big bang. They're saying that the universe went from being infinately smaller than an atom to the full size of the universe in that length of time. That the universe was once smaller than an atom is by itself baloney but thats a whole problem by itself. We know that light, which is much faster than an explosion travels at 186,000 feet per second. At that rate, how far would light travel in one- one trillion trillionth of a second. I'm not going to do the math but lets put it this way. If you were there watching, you would probably wish you had brought your lunch because as fast as light is, it wouldn't even have time to start moving in that length of time let alone worlds without end.
Posted by Bob Milner at 3:31 PM