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Sunday, 8 March 2015

The "big-bang" versus the "growing earth, growing universe" theory - part 1

The term "big bang" started as a joke, a derogatory remark made by astronomer Fred Hoyle. But the name stuck and spawned a series of nomenclature knockoffs. A universe that expands forever will yield a "big chill" or a "big freeze." A universe that collapses into a singularity and explodes outward again will experience a "big crunch" followed by a "big bounce." And a universe that reaches equilibrium and does nothing will become a "big bore." Source:

Since my previous blog on this subject ( I have been wondering why the Sun and the planets are shaped like balls. I found the answer on an ESA web page. See the explanation below. 

You cannot fail to notice it – space is littered with spherical shapes, from our own Earth to the enormous planet Jupiter. Why is Nature obsessed with all things round? Gravity is the force that keeps us on our planet by drawing us so powerfully towards its centre. It has much the same effect on everything else floating in the cosmos, as long as it is big enough. All objects in the Universe are subject to their own force of gravity. It is one of the fundamental forces of our Universe. For objects larger than approximately one fifth the size of Earth, gravity (rather than electrostatic forces, for example) will be the dominant force determining their shape. As gravity pulls matter towards other matter, a sphere forms. Why? Only a sphere allows every point on its surface to have the same distance from the centre, so that no part of the object can further 'fall' toward its centre. Gravity just keeps on pulling. Given time, even the highest mountains on Earth will eventually be levelled under its power. Source:

The above made me wonder if the assumed expansion of the universe and gravity are opposing forces. The answer was readily available. See the explanation below. 

To determine if the universe will expand forever, coast to a stop or collapse on itself, astronomers must decide which of two opposing forces will win a cosmic tug-of-war. One of these forces is the bang part of the big bang - the explosion that catapulted the universe outward in all directions. The other force is gravity, the pull one object exerts on another. If the gravity within the universe is strong enough, it could reign in the expansion and cause the universe to contract. If not, the universe will continue to expand forever. Source:

After reading this I am wondering how the universe would have been before the big bang??

What existed before the big bang? It's still an open question. Perhaps nothing. Perhaps another universe or a different version of our own. Perhaps a sea of universes, each with a different set of laws dictating its physical reality. Source:

In my plain and simple view, the Universe is shaped too perfectly to assume any explosion or big bang. It just doesn't make any sense. Explosions create havoc, not perfection.

The only theory that makes sense to me is the - scientifically severely disputed - "growing earth, growing universe" theory by Neal Adams ( To be continued.