Creation of the Universe

Creation of the Universe

2003, Science  -   32 Comments
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Stylized, high-contrast images paired with creative motion graphics bring life to this scientific documentary and help illustrate the more abstract concepts being discussed. Narration explains that the Universe is said to have emerged 14 billion years ago in an event known as the "Big Bang." The Big Bang Theory presumes existence was borne from a microscopic density of energy. The energy released by in this moment is widely accepted by most scientists as the start of space and time as we know it.

The film incorporates Interviews with astrophysicists including Martin Rees, Alan Guth, Alfonso Aragon and Francisco Sanchez. The general scientific community has a 99% certainty in the Big Bang Theory; however, that certainty drops significantly when considering the moment leading up the bang itself, as it is almost impossible to recreate the conditions in a laboratory.

Inflationary Theory seeks to describe the very moment the universe began expanding. This theory proposes that a peculiar form of matter capable of turning gravity "on it's head" is responsible for the expansion of the Universe. Dark matter is noted to make up 95% of the universe, though little is known about what dark matter itself is comprised of.

Seeking to understand more about the nature of life itself, scientists turn to Mars for a better understanding of organic material, if and how the Red Planet ever supported living organisms, and how long ago? Comets are also studied for any insights they may offer into the vast history of the Universe and the direction in which it may be headed.

While Earth is the only indication of intelligent life that has been proven to date, there is a strong statistical likelihood that other life-sustaining planets do exist. There have been discoveries in the past twenty years regarding the movement of planets in other systems that further increase this likelihood.

Creation of the Universe questions the projected evolution of the Universe and what we may someday face in furthering space exploration, and whether we may even establish communication with intelligent beings. But for any of this to happen we must first harness the ability to travel at the speed of light - a capability that may very well come to pass.

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Warren Skaley
5 years ago

/someone once told me a prevailing theory is that the universe has an exoskeletal barrier. (Not a continuum). What an obvliviously decrepit idea. If there was an edge to the universe then that assumes something beyond the edge. Like a DUH!

5 years ago

There's alot of questioning the validity of inflation theory in these comments. Lets just recoup from a different angle. Science has taken 2 measurements of time.

1: The size of the visible universe. It stretches out 13.7 billion years when we look at it.

2) The degradation of radiation of the cosmic background radiation. thus telling us how far away we are from the Big Bng that cause the radiation.

Now these 2 should be be able to be brought together, ending in a single point thus the Big Bang. But that doesn't happen. When the scientists after 13.7 billion years run out of time, the universe is still 70% of the size it is today. So they got creative, and launched this theory of inflation, where the 70% expands at infinite speed and acceleration. You blink you eye and voila all there will you didn't look.

Then the universe rolled along at the speed of light like we all know and continued on it's way for 13.7 billion years. The reason for this inflation to happen was that gravity reversed itself.

All this thinking is creative, not like in genius creative, more like tax fraud creative.

7 years ago

Aetzbar in amazon
The Newtonian universe is based on matter and force.
The Einsteinian universe is based on matter and energy.
The Aetzbarian universe is based on static time and energy.
There is no gravity, and there is no gravity waves.
There is Static Time , and there is Waves of Time in the static time.
There is a particles of Static Time.
Static Time is real and measured.
Everyone knows the Dynamic Time.
It is time to recognize the Static Time.

7 years ago

Guess well just ignore all the nonsense and unreasonable stuff in genesis. I'm sorry it's irresponsible to use part of it for support and claim that others are just some hyperbole or misinterpreted when it's quite clear what they mean. Clearer then your assumption of the womb indicating a big bang. Which it in itself is highly debatable.

David Harding
8 years ago

To understand the creation of our universe you need do no more than follow the path that our universe is travelling along. Our galaxy and local group are being pulled towards the Virgo cluster which in turn is being pulled towards the Great Attractor which again is heading towards a node at the crossroads of the cosmic web. Eventually the local material around all these nodes will condense as the nodes themselves separate from each other. The contraction of the million plus galaxies in each individual node will create a singularity that will march onwards at speed forever or until it meets its mirror image head on from the opposite direction. Although the masses of these two singularities added together would appear to not have enough matter to create a successful big bang we should remember that E=mc2 + 1/2 mass x velocity2. The collisions shock wave disrupts gravity allowing inflation and hence the birth of a new Universe.

8 years ago

So the ultimate fate of the universe will be to continue expanding forever until the cosmos is so vast, dark and deserted that the term 'celestial neighborhood' will be a punchline? To infinity and beyond! Sounds pretty depressing, Dr. what're you gonna to do about it?

~Dr. Science: "Who me? I'm going to Disneyworld. Wahoo!"

Ivar Nielsen
9 years ago

The only scientific value comes from the direct observations from different types of telescopes.
When it comes to interpret these observations, the Standard Model ideas is roughly limited to the interpretative use of 1/4 of the fundamental forces, the "gravity ruler of the Universe".
This of course leaves the other 3/4 part of fundamental forces explanations and hypothesis out of the Standard Model equations.
For instants: By observing the surroundings of a galactic center, the SM assumes, via gravity, a "heavy black hole" in this center where
everything disappears and that´s all. After this, all kinds of speculations takes off. And it is not much better with the Einsteinian ideas of "curving space" and all that jazz.
Electromagnetism and the assumed gravity has the same properties and if interpreting the galaxy according to electromagnetic dynamics in spheres – as in the Sun and Earth - the "heavy black holes" just resembles the galactic swirling poles in an electromagnetic and spherical circuit.
Gravity cannot explain the gamma ray outburst and ionized bubbles in galaxies, but electromagnetism certainly can and this is the only logical and cosmological explanation.
The "gravitational laws of celestial motion" is directly contradicted
in galaxies and it is amazing that modern science still accepts this
contradiction, which forces scientists to search for all kinds of "black
matter and energy ghosts" all over the place, when electromagnetodynamics and thermodynamics can explain everything small and large in the observable part of the Universe.

Kansas Devil
9 years ago

Stylized means they added superfolous imagery that has little to do with the subject.
It's a pretty generic documentary on the Universe with tidbits of knowledge here and there of what we currently understand.
Should be followed up with detailed subject science shows to understand how all the different parts work.

9 years ago

Cant watch it, anything with NASA in is BS, the big bang is all about trying to prove some god exist as painted on the sistine chapel ceiling, plus they faked the moon landing so NASA is pure Hollywood and anything they say is a lie. in fact ever since I have found out they faked the moon landing I cant watch anything with NASA in it, seems NASA is about proving god exist to the Americans.

Patrick Karnes
9 years ago

Stupid error correct thunderbolts project even

Patrick Karnes
9 years ago

So sharp stuff tell me what is at the center of our galaxy then if not a black hole. Why do stars orbit something we can't see? The big bang is the best cosmological theory of our universes birth we currently have. Before you say how it's is based off dodgy math show me the math that is dodgy. There is only one unsolved infinity in it and we don't claim to understand the very beginning. So please show me where it is flawed myself and other astrophysicist would like to know. BTW the Thunderbird project if I remember correctly has no real college or accredited PhDs working on it.

9 years ago

No point watching this. This is not science. The 'Big Bang' hypothesis is only one explanation of the Universe. It was put forward by the monk Lemaitre (and expanded by Gamow and others) to reconcile the Universe and 'God'.

It is severely flawed. It does not take into account observations but is mostly a mathematical explanation based upon dodgey maths, at that.

As for 'dark matter', 'dark energy', 'black holes' and all that other tripe, please pass me the sick bag.

Just try looking at the Thunderbolts Project and get some much, much better science.

John Murgaš
9 years ago

how can you forecast the future of the universe if you don't know what the 95.1% is "Dark Matter & Dark Energy"


Ivar Nielsen
9 years ago

The Big Bang as "a scientifical certainty"? (6:40)

A scientifical process can only be scientifical certain when it FULLY explains causes and effects.

"Big Bang" is based on assumptions and motions in the local part of the Universe and as long as it only uses the 1/4 part of the fundamental forces to "explain" the whole thing, this model lacks the explanations of the rest 3/4 part of the creative forces.

Excludingly using the only force of "gravity" which dymanics is unexplainable, it all ends up in assumptions on assumptions and pure speculations. This has nothing to do with science at all.

9 years ago

Non intelligent animals kill only to survive... We kill in the name of a so called god and culture... You have to be intelligent to be that S*UPID!!! There is your proof!!

9 years ago

"While Earth is the only indication of intelligent life that has been proven to date,...."
i want to see that PROOF!!!