Many questions still remain over how the universe began. However “The Big Bang” theory is the most successful way in which astrophysicists explain the origin and evolution of universe.
But how do you judge the success of a theory i hear you ask? A successful theory is one where experiments consistently confirm the predictions of that theory.
The Big Bang suggests that all the space, matter and energy of the known universe was contained within a small, dense fireball one trillionth the size of a small pin point.
According to the theory in a fraction of a second 13.8 billion years ago the fireball exploded then expanded and stretched to grow as large as it is right now and it continues to expand and stretch. It’s mind boggling. Many aspects of the theory remain a mystery. Perhaps the greatest mystery of our time and the root of other mysteries such as consciousness, dark matter and dark energy.
During this initial state which has come to be known to some cosmologists as the “inflation period” it was energy that permeated the universe.Some of this energy congealed into particles, which assembled into light atoms like hydrogen and helium. These atoms clumped first into galaxies, then stars, inside whose fiery furnaces all the other elements were forged.
So what does this energy of the universe have to do with us, i hear you ask?
According to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, “The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them in their cores and exploded these enriched ingredients across our galaxy, billions of years ago. For this reason, we are biologically connected to every other living thing in the world. We are chemically connected to all molecules on Earth. And we are atomically connected to all atoms in the universe. We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”
The body that is with us all our lives is always changing. We are quite literally not who we were years, weeks, or even days ago: our cells die and are replaced by new ones at an astonishing pace. So the question “how old are you?” is unanswerable!
The entire body continually rebuilds itself, time and again. We rebuild using elements captured from our surroundings, the sun, wind, collisions of asteroids and births of stars. We are connected to animals and plants around us.
Our human body is inseparable from nature all around us, and is intertwined with the history of it all.
The more i learn the more my intuition of wellbeing makes sense. When we re-align “ourselves” with nature we feel happier. It’s not a coincidence, its not imagined. It’s the way we are supposed to be.