Big Bang Quotes

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Bill Bryson
“Tune your television to any channel it doesn't receive and about 1 percent of the dancing static you see is accounted for by this ancient remnant of the Big Bang. The next time you complain that there is nothing on, remember that you can always watch the birth of the universe.”
Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything

Neil deGrasse Tyson
“People cited violation of the First Amendment when a New Jersey schoolteacher asserted that evolution and the Big Bang are not scientific and that Noah's ark carried dinosaurs. This case is not about the need to separate church and state; it's about the need to separate ignorant, scientifically illiterate people from the ranks of teachers.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Stephen Hawking
“The role played by time at the beginning of the universe is, I believe, the final key to removing the need for a Grand Designer, and revealing how the universe created itself. … Time itself must come to a stop. You can’t get to a time before the big bang, because there was no time before the big bang. We have finally found something that does not have a cause because there was no time for a cause to exist in. For me this means there is no possibility of a creator because there is no time for a creator to have existed. Since time itself began at the moment of the Big Bang, it was an event that could not have been caused or created by anyone or anything. … So when people ask me if a god created the universe, I tell them the question itself makes no sense. Time didn’t exist before the Big Bang, so there is no time for God to make the universe in. It’s like asking for directions to the edge of the Earth. The Earth is a sphere. It does not have an edge, so looking for it is a futile exercise.”
Stephen W. Hawking

Robert J. Sawyer
“There is no indisputable proof for the big bang," said Hollus. "And there is none for evolution. And yet you accept those. Why hold the question of whether there is a creator to a higher standard?”
Robert J. Sawyer, Calculating God

Carl Sagan
“By looking far out into space we are also looking far back into time, back toward the horizon of the universe, back toward the epoch of the Big Bang.”
Carl Sagan, Cosmos

Deepak Chopra
“If the fate of the universe was decided in a single moment at the instant of the Big Bang , that was the most creative moment of all.”
Deepak Chopra

Sam Harris
“120 million of us place the big bang 2,500 years after the Babylonians and Sumerians learned to brew beer.”
Sam Harris, The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason

Lawrence M. Krauss
“Now, almost one hundred years later, it is difficult to fully appreciate how much our picture of the universe has changed in the span of a single human lifetime.

As far as the scientific community in 1917 was concerned, the universe was static and eternal, and consisted of a one single galaxy, our Milky Way, surrounded by vast, infinite, dark, and empty space.

This is, after all, what you would guess by looking up at the night sky with your eyes, or with a small telescope, and at the time there was little reason to suspect otherwise.”
Lawrence M. Krauss, A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing

Belinda Bauer
“Death was an inverse Big Bang; an impossible magic trick where everything had become nothing in the very same instant, where one state had been replaced so completely by another that no evidence of the first could be detected, and where the catalyst had been vaporized by the sheer shock of the new.”
Belinda Bauer, Rubbernecker

Harlow Shapley
“Some piously record 'In the beginning God', but I say 'In the beginning hydrogen'.”
Harlow Shapley

Olaf Stapledon
“This microcosm was pregnant with the germ of a proper time and space, and all the kinds of cosmical beings. Within this punctual cosmos the myriad but not unnumbered physical centers of power, which men conceive vaguely as electrons, protons, and the rest, were at first coincident with one another. And they were dormant. The matter of ten million galaxies lay dormant in a point.”
Olaf Stapledon, Star Maker

Philipp Mainländer
“God has died, and his death was the life of the world.”
Philipp Mainländer, Die Philosophie Der Erlosung

Bill Maher
“New Rule: Instead of using their $10 billion atom-smashing Large Hadron Collider to re-create the Big Bang by melting atom parts in temperatures a million times hotter than the sun, scientists should not do that. I'm just sayin' it sounds dangerous. I'm as interested as the next guy in determining the origin of matter, but first couldn't we solve some simple mystery, like why some-detector batteries always die at four a.m.?”
Bill Maher, The New New Rules: A Funny Look At How Everybody But Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass

Ana Claudia Antunes
“It's the perfect balance
between yin and yang
that created a big bang,
and all things in essence.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, The Tao of Physical and Spiritual

Stephen Hawking
“The realization that time can behave like another direction of space means one can get rid of the problem of time having a beginning, in a similar way in which we got rid of the edge of the world.

Suppose the beginning of the universe was like the South Pole of the earth, with degrees of latitude playing the role of time.

As one moves north, the circles of constant latitude, representing the size of the universe, would expand. The universe would start as a point at the South Pole, but the South Pole is much like any other point.

To ask what happened before the beginning of the universe would become a meaningless question, because there is nothing south of the South Pole.”
Stephen Hawking, The Grand Design

Michael G. Strauss
“Based on the evidence from both observations and theoretical calculations, the scientific community eventually, and maybe reluctantly, has accepted the idea that the universe appear to have begun about fourteen billion years ago--because there is no other explanation that fits the evidence.”
Michael G. Strauss

Michael G. Strauss
“The evidence that the big bang was God's method of creation is compelling for many reasons. For instance, it reveals the very nature of God, just as Romans 1:20 says creation should. It doesn't just reveal God's character to those who already believe in him or to those who only look superficially at nature; it reveals the very nature of his character to those who study the universe in depth. It drives people to realize that the creator is a transcendent designer who cares for humanity. It leaves them truly without excuse because they have rejected the creator, not for the record of creation.”
Michael G. Strauss

Michael G. Strauss
“When we understand how the big bang reveals the person and character of God, we see him more clearly, and this shows his glory, majesty, and wonder.”
Michael G. Strauss

Michael G. Strauss
“The evidence for the beginning of the universe in the big bang has become so powerful and so convincing that scientists have accepted it as true even though the philosophical and theological implications may be repugnant to some.”
Michael G. Strauss

Michael G. Strauss
“Theists like myself have invoked the Big Bang and the anthropic principle as evidence for God for decades and over those years the observational evidence has increased, not decreased. Scientific evidence that supports the hypothesis of a creator God is more abundant than ever and, I confidently predict, that as we learn more about the origin of the universe this trend will continue.”
Michael G. Strauss

Michael G. Strauss
“It should not surprise you that the big bang reveals characteristics of the creator that (1) are clearly evident, (2) are apparent even to those who do not accept any kind of deity, and (3) correspond to attributes ascribed to God in the rest of the Bible. After all, that is exactly what Paul [in Romans 1:20] said the evidence should do.”
Michael G. Strauss

Michael G. Strauss
“If the big bang was God's method of creation yet we as Christians deny its veracity, then we are building an unnecessary wall between us and other people who accept the big bang but don't yet know God.”
Michael G. Strauss, The Creator Revealed: A Physicist Examines the Big Bang and the Bible

Jozef Simkovic
“God creates another local Big Bang and another universe only when a big enough mass of Super-Loosh has been accumulated.”
Jozef Simkovic, How to Kiss the Universe: An Inspirational Spiritual and Metaphysical Narrative about Human Origin, Essence and Destiny

Jozef Simkovic
“Everything in all manifested universes is composed of strings. They are created immediately after a Big Bang and they rapidly multiply like viruses or bacteria until they are brought under the control by dark matter and dark energy.”
Jozef Simkovic, How to Kiss the Universe: An Inspirational Spiritual and Metaphysical Narrative about Human Origin, Essence and Destiny

Jozef Simkovic
“The conclusion of many of the scientists on the Earth that consciousness is not involved in the expanding of the physical universe after what they call the Big Bang is an illusion, by Hadien.”
Jozef Simkovic, How to Kiss the Universe: An Inspirational Spiritual and Metaphysical Narrative about Human Origin, Essence and Destiny

“За скінченний час стала Хаббла стане нескінченною, і Всесвіт припинить своє існування Великим розривом. Це відбуватиметься так: спершу віддалені галактики відлетять від нас, потім розпадеться Місцева група, далі - наша Галактика, згодом - Сонячна система, потім Городок відлетить від Львова, Бровари - від Києва, а Зміїв - від Харкова, і врешті-решт, коли сила гравітаційного відштовхування стане сильнішою навіть за ядерні сили, розпадуться атоми та їхні ядра. Як би лячно це не виглядало, Великий розрив може статися не раніше, ніж за 55 мільярдів років, і у людства до того часу буде вдосталь інших можливостей загинути.”
Сергій Парновський, Як влаштовано Всесвіт. Вступ до сучасної космології

“When the Great Explosion occurred, from infinitely large energy, matter was created. So, that first thing was the idea!”
Skender Nitaj

Jamal Nazrul Islam
“If the standard model is correct, the universe started in a state of high density and temperature, with all matter and radiation forming one great continuous mass. It is very remarkable that this undifferentiated soup should have the intrinsic property that in due course of time it develops into galaxies of which at least one creates life with such staggering complexity, subtlety and diversity and often such stunning beauty. It also creates thinking and feeling beings which in turn can contemplate the universe and study its properties and which can love and hate.”
Jamal Nazrul Islam, The Ultimate Fate Of The Universe

Jamal Nazrul Islam
“Indeed, it is not clear whether it is meaningful to talk about 'after' the big crunch, just as it is not clear whether it is meaningful to talk about what happened 'before' the big bang. These questions are not necessarily meaningless, but the fact is we simply do not know.”
Jamal Nazrul Islam, The Ultimate Fate Of The Universe

Jamal Nazrul Islam
“One of the most intriguing problems is to understand the precise nature of time, especially with regard to the big bang, the big crunch and the long-term future of an open universe.”
Jamal Nazrul Islam, The Ultimate Fate Of The Universe

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