By Larry Romanoff, May 08, 2022
The photo is of today’s desktop on my computer. (It changes every day).
The picture is of part of The Milky Way, our home. But the startling thing is that (with a few exceptions) each of those little dots of light is not a star, but another galaxy. To see this through a large telescope and realise the vastness of the universe, is an awe-inspiring experience to say the least.
Astronomers, physicists and cosmologists today are busy producing theories about the origin of the universe, worrying themselves about the Big Bang and the subsequent creation of the elements. But there are two items they fail to address, that seem to me the most important of all:
- The universe is supposed to be the sum total of all existence, everything that is. By definition, there is nothing beyond it. But we are told this universe is expanding more or less uniformly in all directions, apparently at the speed of light or thereabouts. Assuming this is true, I want to know INTO WHAT is the universe expanding?
- Physicists are reaching decreasingly farther back into time, into “the origin of everything” in a manner of speaking, now apparently determining precisely what happened in the first second after the Big Bang. But I don’t much care what happened in the first second after the Big Bang. I want to know what happened in the LAST SECOND BEFORE the Big Bang.
Mr. Romanoff’s writing has been translated into 32 languages and his articles posted on more than 150 foreign-language news and politics websites in more than 30 countries, as well as more than 100 English language platforms. Larry Romanoff is a retired management consultant and businessman. He has held senior executive positions in international consulting firms, and owned an international import-export business. He has been a visiting professor at Shanghai’s Fudan University, presenting case studies in international affairs to senior EMBA classes. Mr. Romanoff lives in Shanghai and is currently writing a series of ten books generally related to China and the West. He is one of the contributing authors to Cynthia McKinney’s new anthology ‘When China Sneezes’. (Chapt. 2 — Dealing with Demons).
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