The Big Bang spurt: As above, so below?

“As above, so below, as within, so without . . .”
— Hermes

I thought of that old maxim last night after watching a report on TV about the latest discovery that provides more “evidence” of the Big Bang origins of the universe and its early growth “spurt.” Don’t ask me to explain the discovery — it was way, way over my head. But some of the photos shown in the report reminded me of something far more terrestrial: the conception process, and no doubt there is an analogy to be made between the birth of the universe and the creation process that is set in motion in a mother’s womb.

The artist’s rendition of the initial explosion appeared orgasmic, and the subsequent photos shown in the report of the millions of stars seemingly swimming in a milky expanding universe brought to mind the millions of sperm swimming through cervical mucous after the male has ejaculated inside the female.

Which is all to say, the universe is very much like a womb, yes? And we are the seeds of the seeds of the seeds . . .

Another thought came to mind today (and there are no coincidences in life, you know). We are very much like orphans, because we still don’t know the identities of the first father and mother who spawned the universe and, ultimately, the human race through their act of lovemaking that led to the Big Bang.  And who spawned them . . . and round and round we go . . . yadda yadda yadda . . .

Such is the mystery of life in this great orphanage called Earth. Perhaps we will solve the great mystery some day, and in the process, understand the true nature of our selves . . . if we look far enough without and within.

— Jillian

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5 thoughts on “The Big Bang spurt: As above, so below?

  1. Does not the vibration of all living things mimic the the movement of the atoms and electrons that make up the soup that is us and likewise the pulsating of all of the biggest things in the entire cosmos? Everything is tied together by the life force, all joined and all interdependent. Life is a marvel indeed!

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  2. What I read at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26605974 what that these physicists think they have found is a “spurt in its first trillionth, of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second”. Assuming they are talking a US trillion (10^12), then they are talking about the first 1/10^36s. By your analogy that sounds like premature ejaculation by anyone’s standards 😉

    Our human brains love to find patterns. We think the orbits of the planets around suns has a parallel to the orbits of electrons around the nuclei of atoms, but the orbits of the planets are elliptical, and the orbits of electrons are all sorts of strange shapes – from what I remember from my chemistry degree – but that was 35 years ago, and thanks to Heisenberg I am a bit uncertain about that.

    As to life, the daft thing is that we only know for sure that it exists on this one small insignificant “third rock from the sun”. I would be very surprised, even if the conditions for life on a planet are a trillion to one, that there aren’t other life forms out there somewhere in this incredibly large universe, but I shall also be very surprised if we ever make contact with them. A light year is nearly 6 trillion miles and the nearest star is 4.24 light years away, so just short of 25 trillion miles away.

    There are something like 0.1 trillion (10^11) stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way, and 0.1 to 1 trillion (10^11 to 10^12) galaxies so perhaps 10^121 to 10^132 stars? (http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Herschel/How_many_stars_are_there_in_the_Universe)

    Our puny little brains have great difficulty comprehending such “astronomical” numbers (pun intended, of course).

    I think the best reference in this discussion has to be Monty Python’s “The Meaning of Life” with “Every Sperm is Sacred” and “The Galaxy Song” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Python's_The_Meaning_of_Life).

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