Tuesday, April 2, 2013

B is for Big Bang

First of all, I thought I'd share a little fun.  Here's a link to the full theme song from the show The Big Bang Theory.  I highly recommend you take the time to listen to the whole thing if you haven't heard it.

Most people know that the Big Bang is the most popular scientific theory regarding the beginnings of our universe.  Here's a brief summary of how we made it from the moments immediately following the Big Bang to today.  Science is learning more every day, so no summary will ever offer a full picture, but this is still a good overview.

Once you posit that the universe started with the Big Bang, the question naturally becomes "What caused the Big Bang?"  This next video looks at why we ask that question and how we try to answer it.

For anyone who wants to know even more and has a little more than an hour to dedicate to it, here's a link to a lecture given by Andrew Lange at UC Berkeley.  There's a lot more detail here and is, in my opinion, relatively accessible for those who don't have a much of a background in science.


  1. Very cool. I always liked the concept of the Big Bang and how all the evidence has been discovered over the years.

    Keep up the great posts!

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  2. Really interesting stuff, L.G. Okay, a lot of it went right over my head, but even as such, it inspired some pretty neat ideas! Well done :-)

  3. Happy April, and A to Z Challenge. Thank you for your interesting post for letter B. I found, watching the BBC series, hosted by Brian Cox, where we were able to listen to light from the early universe, was AMAZING.

  4. Cool! Not sure what it means, but great presentation.

  5. Congratulations! I have just nominated you for the Liebster Award! Please see my current post for the Rules and the eleven questions I want to ask you.

  6. I reckon the big bangs a big mystery which is why I love Star Trek so much. The USS Enterprise NCC 1701 is unlocking the universes secrets right now!

  7. I find all this stuff so interesting. :)

    A-Z Challenge.

  8. This is completely off topic, but... the Big Ban Theory is playing in the background on my TV.

    Have fun with the a-z challenge.

  9. Nice post! I love all this stuff :)