The Universe Synopsis
“There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.” ~ English writer Douglas Adams
▫ The mainstream conjecture for the origin of this cosmos is a Big Bang appearance of something from nothing, where everything that was ever to be in this universe came packaged in an infinitesimal singularity that exploded in a violent blossoming; no telling where it came from.
▫ The explanation for how the cosmos got from nada to now involves filling in big blanks between what can be observed and what happened from the supposed onset of the universe. As most of the universe is beyond view and measure, astrophysics is necessarily guesswork, and much of the guessing has been laughably bad. The prevailing cosmological model is wrong on all key aspects, including the age of the universe, cosmic inflation, the cosmological principle, dark matter, and dark energy.
▫ The foolishness of conventional cosmogony begins by assuming that this universe started with our detection of the earliest light. There is no reason to think that the cosmos began with stars lighting up. Instead, this universe is probably hundreds of billions years old, with a dark beginning and a long, shadowy weaving of energy/matter patterns before turning the stellar lights on.
▫ The cyclic model posits that the existing universe is but a bounce back from a previous incarnation. The cyclic model implies a multiverse: universes coming into being on a vast canvas of endless time. The cyclic model accords well with the known facts.
▫ How the universe ends – whether by expansion into oblivion or a cosmic crunch – does not impinge on the potential validity of a multiverse or continuing cosmic incarnations.
▫ The dynamics of the cosmos unfolding are a symphony of interdimensional complexity and interdependence, myriad in manifestations. The forming of star systems and galaxies are exemplary of the interwoven intricacies and varieties that pervade every facet of Nature.
▫ There are at least 1021 stars in the cosmic firmament; the majority having planets orbiting them.
“It is indeed a feeble light that reaches us from the starry sky. But what would human thought have achieved if we could not see the stars?” ~ Jean Perrin
▫ The Sun, as with all blazing stars, is an intricate gyre of energy, manufacturing the materials that in the next stellar incarnation create planets and embody life.
“We are stardust, billion-year-old carbon.” ~ Canadian musician Joni Mitchell in the song “Woodstock” (1970)
▫ Earth’s fulsome formation was funded by bombardment that yielded the Moon, metals, water, and an organic chemistry set; all the essential elements for engendering life. With its richness and variety, Earth is a natural paradise.
▫ Earth’s structure comprises layers that dynamically interrelate. The movements of tectonic plates are influenced by mantle heat from below, and water flow that is interconnected to the oceans. The Earth’s protective magnetic field, generated by the core, is affected by movements in the mantle and crust.