I’ve done a lot of blogs on this acronym. Check em’ out, starting with this one.
Now, we’ve made it to the last letter of Norman Geisler and Frank Turek’s acronym, S.U.R.G.E. We’ve talked about how Einstein had a theory that said that there was a finite beginning point for the universe and how the second law of thermodynamics, universal expansion, and radiation afterglow corroborate this idea.
Today’s lesson is brought to you by the letter “G.”
If you watched the video, sorry. I couldn’t resist. That’s my childhood.
G stands for “great galaxy seeds”. We covered before how space and matter are co-relative, which means that they all exist at the same time and they came into existence at the same time. But it’s one thing to say that there’s space and matter, and another thing for them to actually come together to form something.
If you’re going to have all this matter and energy come together as planetary and stellar bodies, you have to have cool areas within that initial explosion so that matter can become solidified. When you look at the pictures that we have of the radiation afterglow, and you measure the temperature throughout the expanse, what we find is cool areas and hotter areas which would allow for planetary formation. Basically, then, when we look at images from the Cosmic Background Explorer, we see evidence in the cool areas of galaxy seeds, which is where the galaxies began to form. We can actually SEE a beginning.
So that’s S.U.R.G.E. Science shows that universe had a finite beginning point. That’s pretty cool, but where do we go from there? What caused the universe to come into existence? On the next episode of “Jenna Writes Science Stuff”, I’ll be talking about that, so be on the lookout for my next blog!