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Aug 28, 2022

Did the Big Bang happen?

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Physicists have many theories for the beginning of our universe: A big bang, a big bounce, a black hole, a network, a collision of membranes, a gas of strings, and the list goes on. What does this mean? It means we don’t know how the universe began. And the reason isn’t just that we’re lacking data, the reason is that science is reaching its limits when we try to understand the initial condition of the entire universe.

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The Poplawski paper about how the universe might have been born from a black hole is here: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10714-021-02790-7

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04:53 The Problem With Cosmology.
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10:57 Stories of Creation.
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