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20,987.  We will disappear into the blackness of the space from which we came.  Destroyed as we began in a burst of gas and fire.  The heavens are still and cold once more.  In all the immensity of our universe and the galaxies beyond the Earth will not be missed.  In the infinite reaches of space the problems of man seem trivial indeed.  And man existing alone seems himself an episode of little consequence.  That’s all.  (GBH Films & Life & Space & Universe & Earth)  Rebel Without a Cause 1955 starring James Dean & Natalie Wood & Sal Mineo & Jim Backus & Ann Doran & Corey Allen & William Hopper & Rochelle Hudson & Edward Platt & Nick Adams et al, director Nicholas Ray, Planeterium

 

 

2,727.  The extraordinary thing is not that there are laws but that we can understand them.  Why should we be able to understand them?  (Universe & Laws & Science & Cosmology & Understand & Anthropic Principle)  Dr David Deutsch

 

 

2,728.  It’s the comprehensibility of the Laws of Physics that makes the Anthropic Principle work.  (Universe & Laws & Physics & Anthropic Principle)  Dr David Deutsch

 

 

2,729.  The universe that we see has to be big in order for us to be here.  (Universe & Anthropic Principle)  Dr Paul Davis

 

 

2,730.  The entire universe seems unreasonably suited to the existence of life.  Almost contrived.  We might say a put up job.  (Universe & Life & Anthropic Princie)  Dr Paul Davies

 

 

2,731.  The nice thing about John Wheeler’s Participatory Anthropic Principle is that Time isn’t a barrier.  (Universe & Anthropic Principle)  Dr Paul Davies

 

 

3,271.  A universe that came from nothing in the big bang will disappear into nothing at the big crunch.  Its glorious few zillion years of existence not even a memory.  (Big Bang & Universe)  Paul Davies

 

 

127,182.  I belong to the group of scientists who do not subscribe to the conventional religion but nevertheless deny that the universe is a purposeless accident.  Through my scientific work I have come to believe more and more strongly that the physical universe is put together with an ingenuity so astonishing that I cannot accept it merely as a brute fact.  There must, it seems to me, be a deeper level of explanation.  Whether one wishes to call that deeper level God is a matter of taste and definition.  Furthermore, I have come to the point of view that mind – i.e. conscious awareness of the world – is not a meaningless and incidental quirk of nature, but an absolutely fundamental facet of reality.  That is not to say that we are the purpose for which the universe exists.  Far from it.  I do, however, believe that we human beings are built into the scheme of things in a very basic way.  (God & Meaning of Life & Universe)  Paul Davies, The Mind of God, 1992 p16 

 

 

2,736.  What a wonderful and amazing Scheme have we here of the magnificent Vastness of the Universe!  So many Suns, so many Earths, and every one of them stock’d with so many Herbs, Trees and Animals, and adorn’d with so many Seas and Mountains!  And how must our wonder and admiration be increased when we consider the prodigious distance and multitude of the Stars?  (Universe & Cosmology & Astronomy)  Christiaan Huygens, Cosmotheoros II 

 

 

2,737.  The life of man is of no greater importance to the universe than that of an oyster.  (Universe & Life)  David Hume

 

 

2,776.  This, now, is the judgement of our scientific age – the third reaction of man upon the universe!  This universe is not hostile, nor yet is it friendly.  It is simply indifferent.  (Universe & Anthropic Principle)  John H Holmes, The Sensible Man’s View of Religion 1932

 

 

2,777.  He knows the universe and does not know himself.  (Universe & Knowledge)  Jean de la Fontaine 1621-95, Fables bk8

 

 

2,779.  The significance of man is that he is part of the universe that asks the question, What is the significance of Man?  He alone can stand apart imaginatively and, regarding himself and the universe in their eternal aspects, pronounce a judgment: The significance of man is that he is insignificant and is aware of it.  (Universe & Humanity & Consciousness & Anthropic Principle)  Carl Becker, Progress and Power, 1936

 

 

2,781.  The very fact that we are here places restrictions on what the universe can look like.  (Universe & Life)  Professor Brendon Carter

 

 

2,782.  I formulated the Strong Anthropic Principle: this says our universe must have those properties that allow intelligent life to develop in it at some stage.  (Universe & Life & Anthropic Principle)  Professor Brendon Carter

 

 

2,783.  So far there’s no argument – in the form Carter originally put it the Weak Anthropic Principle merely says that we are observing the universe from the viewpoint of a very particular species – man.  (Universe & Life & Anthropic Principle)  Professor Frank Tipler, Tulane University

 

 

2,784.  The starting point of these ideas is to decide how important or unimportant mankind – human beings – are in the scheme of things.  And there’s a very remarkable discovery of the last few years which at first sight suggests that human beings are very important.  And that’s what we call the Fine Tuning of the universe.  (Universe & Life & Humanity & Anthropic Principle)  Professor Dennis Sciama, Cambridge University

 

 

2,786.  It took us about two years to get velocities of ninety stars in the Andromeda Galaxy and the results were rather startling.  We found that all the stars were moving at the same velocity, the same number: two hundred and fifty kilometres per second.  (Universe & Stars)  Vera Rubin  

 

 

2,789.  It is in these clumps of dark matter that galaxies like the Milky Way would have formed ... The dark matter is the skeleton of the universe.  (Universe & Dark Matter & Galaxy & Astronomy)  Carlos Frenk, University of Durham

 

 

2,930.  The first stars ignited the universe into what must have been the most amazing firework.  The universe went from the dark ages to an age of splendour when the first stars began to illuminate the gas in majestic fashion.  (Universe & Cosmology & Stars)  Professor Carlos Frenk

 

 

3,228.  What is the Universe made of? ...  In the beginning there was nothing.  No matter.  No energy.  Not even empty space.  Because space itself didn’t exist.  No Time passed because there was no such thing as Time.  From nowhere appeared a fireball smaller than an atom ten trillion trillion times hotter than the core of the sun ... Time began.  In one second the blueprint for the entire cosmos was written.  How it happened is the biggest mystery of all.  (Big Bang & Universe)  Big Bang  

 

3,229.  Looking back to the instant of creation is a relatively new idea.  The Big Bang theory is widely accepted.  But the concept is less than a century old.  But all this changed in 1929.  At California’s Mount Wilson Observatory Edwin Hubble studied the light from galaxies.  He observed that the farther away the galaxy, the longer the wave-lengths of light it emits ... If a galaxy is moving away from us, its light-waves stretch, becoming longer and redder.  It’s called red-shifting ... Nearly all galaxies are receding from us at a million miles an hour ... The universe is expanding outward from a single point ... Out of the fireball, the four fundamental forces of nature formed.  These forces underpin everything around us.  Gravity is the reason stars and planets formed ... Electromagnetism lights our cities, runs our phones and connects our computers.  And the two nuclear forces, strong and weak, bind the particles that make up our bodies and power the furnace of our sun ... Without them the universe would be a featureless fog of radiation ... How was mass developed in the first second of the Big Bang?   (Big Bang & Universe & Galaxy & Gravity & Electromagnetism & Nuclear)  ibid.

 

 

3,233.  So it was ironic that an early champion of an objective scientific theory of the origin of the universe was an ordained Catholic Priest.  And what a strange twist that his science-based solution was to appear so religious.  That the universe didn’t always exist.  But there was once an ‘In the beginning’.  Belgian Father George Le Maitre argued that the universe was born ... Lemaitre said the universe isn’t static but is actually expanding ... If the universe was expanding, Lemaitre reasoned, it was smaller yesterday than it is today, therefore it must have once been unimaginably small.  Lemaitre believed that the universe began with what he dubbed as a primeval atom, an infinitely dense cosmic egg that had at some time in the past exploded.  (Big Bang & Universe & Cosmology)  Beyond the Big Bang

 

 

3,235.  The Big Bang theory is not really a theory of how the universe began, it’s really a theory of how the universe evolved.  (Big Bang & Universe)  Professor David Spergel

 

 

3,260.  In our picture, there was a universe before the Big Bang, very much like our universe today: a low density of matter and some stuff called dark energy.  If you postulate a universe like this, but the dark energy within is actually unstable, then the decay of this dark energy drives the two branes together.  These two branes clash and then, having filled with radiation, separate and expand to form galaxies and stars.

 

Then the dark energy takes over again.  It’s the energy of attraction between the two branes: It pulls them back together.  You have bang followed by bang followed by bang.  You have no beginning of time.  It’s always been there.  (Big Bang & Matter & Dark Energy & Universe & String Theory & M Theory)  Neil Turok 

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