Science just ain’t what it used to be. Remember the Big Bang theory (not the TV sitcom)? Well, it turns out that it’s a ‘theory‘ just like evolution, with constant changes. Here’s the latest version, from Tia Ghose.
If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang.
In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or an infinitely small and infinitely dense point of matter. In fact, the universe may have no beginning at all.
For one, would appreciate it if science would make up its collective mind.
According to the Big Bang theory, the universe was born about 13.8 billion years ago. All the matter that exists today was once squished into an infinitely dense, infinitely tiny, ultra-hot point called a singularity. This tiny fireball then exploded and gave rise to the early universe.
Sounds good until one digs into quantum mechanics and general relativity which don’t seem to co-exist too well, hence yet another theory on how we got here.