Some scientists respond, “Well, there must be an enormous number of universes and each one is a little different. This one just happened to turn out right.”
In 1927, Belgian astronomer Georges Lemaître theorized that the universe began with a single explosion from a densely compacted state.
Certain subjects, all posing ultimate questions, reduce much of scientific talk to pablum. Why do you think that is?
Science writer Dennis Overbye calls the inflation controversy a crisis in cosmology. But maybe it is more of a crossroads.
Cosmology has become an art form. Stylish essays are decked out with a very brief skirt of science.