ORIGIN OF THE ORIGIN: THE BIG BANG, SPECULATION, AND THE END OF SCIENCE

Figure 1: George Gamow in 1956.
Figure 2: “The dots run away from one another when the rubber balloon is expanding,” Gamow’s own drawing of a 2-dimensional analog of an expanding
FIGURE 3: The measurement errors are so small they are hidden behind the thin theoretical curve.
Islands light, Microwave satellite charted the big bang’s afterglow in unprecedented detail.
FIGURE 4: Temperature variations in the CMB tell us about variations in the density of matter 300,000 years after the big bang.
FIGURE 5: Max Ernst, Le monde des naifs.(Photo of cover of The Undivided Universe: An ontological interpretation of quantum theory, by D. Bohm and B.J. Hiley, Routledge, London, 1993.)

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