Big Bang

For centuries philosophers and (some) scientists told us that the universe was eternal, with no beginning and no end. It was a point argued (but not demonstrated) by Aristotle on philosophical grounds and dismissed (although not proved false) by the Rambam on religious grounds. Years later, Einstein's equations and Hubble's observations led George Lemaitre to propose what became known as the Big Bang theory. This was a theory that implied that the universe had a beginning and (by implication) a Divine Entity capable of bringing the universe into existence. What is interesting is that it was that implication as noted in the first line of the Torah which inspired George Lemaitre to come up with the theory in the first place.

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