“In the beginning, nearly 14 billion years ago, all the space and all the matter and all the energy of the known universe was contained in a volume less than one trillionth the size of the period that ends this sentence.”
— Neil deGrasse Tyson in Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, opening p‘graph
Unsure? Test Tyson’s tale.
Try crushing a rock in one hand until it’s smaller than it is.
It should be easy; 99.99% of the rock is empty of matter.
Why doesn’t it crush?
> God will not get a new testable model. The bang probably will in time.
Thank you Michael. I can't think of a better place for this conversation to RIP.
Bert, if you think I will let this conversation RIP you haven’t been paying attention. I don’t want you replacing the Catholic faith with the Big Bang faith.