by Daniel J. Lavender, independent writer and philosopher
Inclined to seek a beginning, the human animal has developed and latched on to its theory of the universe, the “Big Bang”. These theories are attractive to the human species as they align with the species’ inclination to measure existence, they satisfy the desire to have a mental and physical grasp of things.
This theory of the Big Bang is attractive also because it jibes with the species’ current arms race obsession, war rut and general dominance complex. In fact the term “Big Bang” was coined in 1949, just a few short years after World War II.
The Big Bang roughly describes a “singularity” bursting or exploding to create what we observe today as the universe. Roughly an explosion of sorts led to this.
It jibes with the “From Chaos Comes Order” perspective. Similar to magnificent, yet short-lived, bursts of fireworks in the night sky. It’s attractive. But it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s accurate, or especially comprehensive.
We are enamored by the fireworks in all their display, they are obvious, but we tend to neglect the remaining phenomena around us. The Big Bang was actually not an explosion, but rather an expansion of space.
Many will vehemently defend the Big Bang and their embroiled affair with it, just as they will defend their country, or their spouse despite obvious signs of discord. It is a complicated entanglement, a sort of forced exclusivity, almost as some religious belief. Some may even call it marriage.
But an explosion is always an explosion, and only more chaos comes from chaos.
Claiming origin from catastrophe and assuming that others shall as well is quite disturbing. In fact claiming origin at all is quite questionable.
Perhaps once we see beyond a chaotic birth we can stop clamoring for inauthentic peace which will only lead us to a chaotic death.
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