If I were God…
…the Universe would be 2-dimensional and drawn in crayon. That is because I am a big dummy and can’t even BEGIN to fathom things like infinity, free-will vs omniscience, string theory.. or even simple division if I have to be honest.
But perhaps, if a great scientist could explain to me the Big Bang as if I were a two-year old.. then I could get it!
Nope. Astrophysicists talk in a language that I can barely wrap my head around. And when I DO wrap my head around it, it makes me physically dizzy.
I was just reading this article from CNET: March 2018 [Stephen Hawking explains what happened before Big Bang ]
Here are some of my favorite quotes from the article:
- “Ordinary real time is replaced by imaginary time”
- “Imaginary time behaves like a fourth direction of space”
- “Imaginary time is a four-dimensional curved surface like the surface of the Earth, but with two more dimensions.”
- “We should steer clear of aliens entirely”
It all sounds like lyrics from a Pink Floyd song or something. In fact:
Here is Roger Waters with a few final words on the subject. Regardless of your politics or theology or understanding of the nature of the astronomical objects… I’m sure you are capable of appreciating an AMAZING PERFORMANCE!