To physicist Alan Guth, the father of cosmic inflation and professor of physics at MIT, the big question is “What was it that banged?“
Both Marty and her sister Jackie had signed up for the Earth science class despite knowing their high school was too small for more than one Earth science teacher, their mother Kat.
Kat was excitedly drawing a big oval on the black board while expressing herself with outward hand motions. “It is true it was coined the Big Bang by Fred Hoyle in 1949 which unintentionally suggested the original energy of the universe was like an explosion.“
Jackie and Marty grinned at each other. They had heard this before from table talk at home. They were signaling to each other what they both hoped – that this would be an easy A.
Kat continued, “The Big Bang wasn’t an explosion of matter, it was an expansion of space itself. It is better called cosmic inflation.”
Marty was glad her mom would not be adding the many references to stretching of the heavens found in scripture, like the one in Isaiah when Isaiah referred to God and how he stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in. Marty had to admit it is strange that scripture contains so many references to stretching of the heavens which is a phrase meaning similar to cosmic inflation. She thought the more interesting question was what came before the Big Bang.
Marty remembered Kat saying, “The universe is actually eternal, no beginning. Dark energy or intelligences always exist and God uses forces of nature to trigger the dark energy to square root invert. This energy travels through white wormholes pushing the dark energy and connecting to black wormholes using gravity pulling on the dark energy to turn it into spiritual dark matter. This goes on to produce normal mass, return it to spiritual mass, and then resurrected mass. The inflation never ends producing an infinite number of universes in an never-ending procession.” Of course her mother would not teach what she speculated about around the table at home.
This short side story is in the year 1960 in Chapter 3 of the novel, Marty’s Dark Matter. To order this book full of scripture symbolism, science, and Marty’s interesting life return to M. KASEY, AUTHOR above in this website.
Genesis 1:3, Psalms 104:2, Moses 7:30, Isaiah 40:22