Visualizing the Big Bang


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We made this video about the Big Bang because the theory is important and amazing, but often misunderstood. This video was produced without any funding from any outside sources. It was put together with donated creative time from a group with a desire to further public cognition of science.

Science has many amazing stories to tell, this is the first: The Big Bang Briefly.

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12 Responses to Visualizing the Big Bang

  1. Great site. I'm finding the inner geek in myself.

    This video is very intersting. Something from nothing (the entire universe)? As secularism grows in Europe, and I ain't a holy roller, I become more interested in science. I've become more convinced of scientific potential by the day but also believe more strongly than ever that metaphysical inquiry becomes equally important.

    Why does it seem that one line of inquiry or one doctrine must be prevelant whilst all others become mocked? There's big questions that science, or scientific methodology, alone can't answer.

    Or am I just being too geeky?

    Slán

  2. Great site. I’m finding the inner geek in myself.

    This video is very intersting. Something from nothing (the entire universe)? As secularism grows in Europe, and I ain’t a holy roller, I become more interested in science. I’ve become more convinced of scientific potential by the day but also believe more strongly than ever that metaphysical inquiry becomes equally important.

    Why does it seem that one line of inquiry or one doctrine must be prevelant whilst all others become mocked? There’s big questions that science, or scientific methodology, alone can’t answer.

    Or am I just being too geeky?

    Slán

  3. "The simplest picture of the big bang starts with nothing. There is really nothing, there's no space, there's no time, there's no matter, there's no energy, it's nothing"

    I think this is wrong. According to the Big Bang model, the universe expanded from an extremely dense and hot state and continues to expand today. So there was something from which the big bang occured. YOu can't create anything from nothing.

  4. “The simplest picture of the big bang starts with nothing. There is really nothing, there’s no space, there’s no time, there’s no matter, there’s no energy, it’s nothing”

    I think this is wrong. According to the Big Bang model, the universe expanded from an extremely dense and hot state and continues to expand today. So there was something from which the big bang occured. YOu can’t create anything from nothing.

  5. t g macamhloaibh –

    1st off, congratz on finding your inner geek =)

    There doesnt have to be just one answer. I am not a holy roller either, but there are are ways to pair god (not religion) with science and have their explanations work side by side with each other.

    If you are interested in something like that, there is a GREAT book called "Case for the Creator" that really changed my views of this. It talks cold scientific facts about the creation of the universe as well as evolution and other controversial topics.

    Welcome the the club.

  6. t g macamhloaibh –

    1st off, congratz on finding your inner geek =)

    There doesnt have to be just one answer. I am not a holy roller either, but there are are ways to pair god (not religion) with science and have their explanations work side by side with each other.

    If you are interested in something like that, there is a GREAT book called “Case for the Creator” that really changed my views of this. It talks cold scientific facts about the creation of the universe as well as evolution and other controversial topics.

    Welcome the the club.