he had studied the recently rediscovered works of Aristotele on the "motion of stars and the Earth" in a series of nine concentric spheres, proposes
in his written the idea of a universe begun with a light lightning bolt.This lightning bolt would have pushed all the matter towards outside,
from a very tiny point until to transform it in a great sphere. Does this analogy remember you something? But yes, it is amazing modern. It is the
concept that is on the base of the of the Big Bang theory.
Well, that is actually a very poor analogy. In fact, the idea that the Big Bang was an explosion of material out from a center point is an idea is
actually a hindrance
to understanding the big bang. When people use the analogy of the theoretical big bang being an explosion of
material outward, they only end up being confused. This analogy only serves to prevent an understanding of the big bang.
The theoretical big bang was not an explosion of material into space because there WAS no space to explode into; there was no place for an explosion
to throw material. Also, it did not emanate from a center point outward. Instead, the big bang was an inflation of space itself
grew (and still grows) in all directions from every point, not from any center point.
There is no central point that was the origin point for the big bang because it happened everywhere. From the location you are sitting, the universe
around you is expanding (generally) away from you in every direction. If you were sitting at a point 10 billion light years away (across large
percentage of the known universe), the universe around you is expanding generally away from you in every direction
Consider the surface of a balloon to be the universe -- NOT the inside of the balloon, but JUST the surface of the balloon itself; ignore the inside,
because it does not exist in this analogy. I understand the surface of the balloon is 2D and the universe appears to be 3D, but even with that
limitation, this analogy is actually better
that the analogy of the big bang being an explosion of material out from a center point....
...When a balloon inflates, the surface of the balloon expands in every direction. However, no single point on the surface of that balloon is the
center of that expansion (again, ignore the inside). The expansion of the surface of the balloon (the universe) happens everywhere. No matter where
you are on the surface of that balloon, the universe is expanding away from you in every direction. If you draw dots all over the balloon and inflate
it, each one of those dots moves away from each other. their is no SINGLE dot that all of the other dots move away from; EVERY dot can make that
So for a person to truly understand what the big bang theory is saying, they need to ignore the idea of the big bang being an explosion outward of
material. It was (and still is, because the big bang is still happening today
) and expansion of space itself -- not material/matter, but
By the way, I say it is still happening today, because it is. The expansion of the universe that we talk about as being the big bang is still
happening, so the big bang is still happening.
edit on 3/21/2014 by Box of Rain because: (no reason given)