Skip to comments.Evidence of young universe's growth spurt is discovered
Posted on 03/18/2014 1:56:49 AM PDT by blueplum
Researchers focusing on gravitational waves find the first direct evidence for the theory of cosmic inflation, a faster-than-light expansion just after the big bang.
Scientists staring at the faint afterglow from the universe's birth 13.8 billion years ago have discovered the first direct evidence for the theory of cosmic inflation the mysterious and violent expansion after the big bang.
The findings, made using radio telescopes at the South Pole, support the idea that our known cosmos make up just a tiny fragment in a much larger, unknown frontier that extends far beyond the reaches of light.
During this period of inflation, which happened just a fraction of a second after the big bang, the universe ballooned from smaller than an atom to 100 trillion trillion times its original size, at a rate faster than the speed of light.
The research, submitted to the journal Nature for publication, also provides direct evidence of ripples in the structure of space-time made by gravitational waves, and it affirms the often tense link between quantum mechanics and Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity.
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Yes but there’s no magnificent, intelligent Creator dontchyaknow. /sc
The most likely reason for this discovery is their discovery of the funds locker getting low.
given the existence of one particle, “smaller than an atom” increasing “100 trillion trillion times’ it’s size, that’s never occurred sponteneously in nature since the creation moment, it follows that there had to be a causal agent giving unimaginable energy to that one particle, i.e., God. And even if the one particle was a super-duper compressed drip out of the butt-end of a black hole, something created that black hole. The more science tries to disprove God, the more they prove He exists - Genesis 1.1-1.3 - let there be light, and there was.
they’ll get it one day.
Stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid......
That's before you even get to Halton Arp and the debunking of the "expanding universe" of course.
I’ve always wondered how our solar system ended up with one sun endowed with limitless hydrogen (and other stuff) energy, being orbited by eight planets, each made up of different stuff...with earth being the only one that is people, plant and animal friendly.
Soooo, EVERYTHING in the visible and invisible universe came from one tiny dot of stuff that had somehow spontaneously generated and then for no explainable reason exploded into the building blocks of all that we know and then randomly assembled itself into everything from stars to planets to platypuses. And THAT’S supposed to be more believable than a Creator and intelligent design??? These people spend their entire lives trying to disprove God.
Today it seems that most academic science is conjecture, and often one is hard pressed to produce even one tangible difference that a solid answer to that conjecture would make. It is like trying to determine what difference it could possibly make in our lives to know whether there was a second iceberg that no one ever saw, when the Titanic sank.
Many of these conjectures are based on a string of assumptions, that must be collectively accepted as fact, in order for “real progress” on the next conjecture to be made. That type of group think is just as likely to stymie true discovery, as it is to promote it.
“In the beginning, there was nothing, and it exploded.”
Quantum theory, which is demonstrable.
What’s your scenario?
Again having all the mass of the universe collapsed to a point would be the ultimate black hole, nothing would ever bang its way out of that. Likewise for a supposedly omnipotent and omniscient God to suddenly decide that it would be cool to create a physical universe at a particular point in time while the idea had never occurred to him previously, is highly problematical.
#15, 2nd ¶?
Possible to repost in English?
Not really. There would still need to be something like a vacuum in which quantum events would take place. It still leaves the question of why there is something rather than nothing.
Most likely this discovery is historic, and not a case of going through the motions to get money.