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

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

Nigel Farndale
“Can you prove to me that there's no God, professor?'

'I could prove there is no need for a god, which is the next best thing. The Big Bang is the explanation. The Big Bang followed by billions of years of evolution by natural selection.'

'But what was there before the Big Bang?'


'Surely that is based on belief, too. You believe there was nothing. You cannot prove it.'

'Just as there are laws of physics, so there are laws of biology and the main one, the one which explains every living thing on the planet - and every planet in the universe, for that matter - is that all things must start simply and become complex. The complex dolphin began its evolutionary journey hundreds of millions of years ago as a simple, single-celled prokaryote. For a god to create the universe he would have to be hyper intelligent. But intelligence only evolves over time. The argument for a god starts by assuming what it is attempting to explain - intelligence, complexity, it amounts to the same thing - and so it explains nothing. God is a non-explanation. The Big Bang followed by billions of years of evolution is an explanation.”
Nigel Farndale, The Blasphemer

Giannis Delimitsos
“We are perhaps the funniest shattered pieces of the ongoing cosmic explosion; and the biggest troublemakers!”
Giannis Delimitsos, A PHILOSOPHICAL KALEIDOSCOPE: Thoughts, Contemplations, Aphorisms

“It is correct to note that the initial stage of cosmic inflation was incredibly smooth and orderly pointing to an initial state of zero or near-zero entropy. It is even more correct to note that self moved itself so not to be by itself and this for the purpose so self could experience companionship, friendship, love. Hence why zero became zorro. Meaning? Self masks as in veils itself so not to be by itself with the purpose of self being love. Very true. Truly simple. The purpose of self is love.”
Wald Wassermann

“For his work, glory of knowledge / man says : "In the beginning was the big bang...". But in His grace, glory of God writes : "In the beginning was the Word (Creation)...”

Dan Hooper
“For many thousands of years, human beings have wondered and asked questions about the distant past and the remote future of our world. The fact that we continue to ask such questions does not distinguish us from our ancient ancestors. What does make us different is that for the first time in history we, as a species, are capable of producing real and credible answers to these questions. We are among the first to be witness of the Big Bang.”
Dan Hooper, At the Edge of Time: Exploring the Mysteries of Our Universe's First Seconds

“Why the quantum but love.”
Wald Wassermann

“In an abstract adrift kind of way. The cause of the big bang is self not wanting to be by itself and the purpose of self is love. What it means is that the big bang is a synonym for bio diversity and that bio diversity is a synonym for self differentiation and that the purpose of self differentiation is love with love being a synomym for companionship and friendship. Condense all of the above? The point is love. And that is quite hot.”
Wald Wassermann

“The scientific evidence laid out before us leads to a simple and beautiful view of the origin of life. The chain of events that led to life commenced out of one's very own desire not to be alone, one's very own desire for companionship, one's very own desire for friendship, one's very own desire for love.”
Wald Wassermann

“How come the quantum but love. This may sound overly simplified but such is the truth. Truth is simple yet purposely complex for the purpose of companionship otherwise known as love.”
Wald Wassermann

“Now as in the beginning undivided yet self-differentiated for companionship, friendship, love.”
Wald Wassermann

“The big bang is a synonym for bio diversity and bio diversity is a synonym for self differentiation and the purpose of self differentiation is so self could experience companionship otherwise known as love hence the why of the gospel of love.”
Wald Wassermann

“The cause of the Big Bang is Self not wanting to be by itself. In other words. The origin of Self is Self desiring Love.”
Wald Wassermann

“People argue. People fight. You this. I that. My goodness. What's going on here! Snap out of it already. So here's the deal. There's nothing to argue about. There's nothing to fight over. Why? Better sit down for some serious infinite regress . Ready? Here we go. Every action creates a reaction. This much is true. The goal here for conflict resolution and peacemaking purposes is thus to understand what caused the first action; it is Self* which then discovers that there is nothing to argue about nor that there is anything to fight over for the first action was caused by Self* not wanting to be by itself. In other words. All this is Self and the purpose of Self, why Self perceives itself as diverse, is Love so Love simply Love. (* Initial Singularity in scientific terminology).”
Wald Wassermann

Jason Jowett
“When the Universe attains Versistasis, everything will both cease to exist and be created in the perfected dual moment.”
Jason Jowett

“If we in the field of science are going to state that the origin of atomic nuclei can be traced back to the big bang we may as well go full circle already and state that the purpose of life is simply love.”
Wald Wassermann

Kelly Moran
“The world might end in an explosion that made the Big Bang seem like a holiday sparkler.”
Kelly Moran

“Bosons crowd together. They are social. They are other-directed. Fermions want to be alone. They are anti-social. They do not follow other-direction. The properties of particles are the properties of humans. There is nothing new under the sun. In the beginning, in the Singularity that preceded the Big Bang, there were only bosons. The Big Bang introduced fermions. The Big Crunch will restore a bosons-only universe. Bosons produce fermions and fermions are then converted into bosons over the lifecycle of the cosmos. This pattern, this destiny, ultimately means that the left wingers, the bosons, the fusions, will triumph. It’s cosmic destiny. It is written in the stars … literally.”
Peter Brennan, Fusions Versus Fissions: Are You a Joiner or a Splitter?

“The Big Bang universe was caused by a mind, and is contained by a mind, just as a dream is caused by a dreamer’s mind and contained within the dreamer’s mind”
Angelique Dawson, Polarity Atoms: The Science of Love

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