The Center of the Universe

By Cyberquill 10/09/2018Leave a Comment

Astrophysicists tell us that the universe has no center.

That the question as to where exactly in the cosmos the creation event known as the Big Bang took place some 13.8 billion years ago is meaningless, since space itself emerged from it.

If anything, that the center of the universe is “everywhere.”

I beg to differ.

Join me in the following thought experiment:

Imagine an identical copy of our present universe overlapping the original, in a way that the two do not interact with each other.

Now, with the original frozen in place, the copy collapses back to the size of, say, a golf ball, retracing its path in the direction of the singularity from which the universe arose.

The location of this hypothetical golf ball must be the center of the universe, the very place where the Big Bang happened, must it not?

Astrophysicists ought to be able to crunch the numbers to dope out its coordinates, then calculate how far from the center of the universe our home planet Earth is located on any given day.

By golly, they should be able to calculate to one Planck length the distance from the center of the universe to the par-3 hole on any of the president’s golf courses on any given moment of any given day!

Since the COTU most likely forms the mother of all Lagrangian points, one could theoretically mark it with a “GROUND ZERO—The Big Bang happened HERE” sign, which would remain permanently parked in place by the combined gravitational forces of the isotropically expanding cosmos that surrounds it.

Instead, they tell us that the universe “has no center.”

Personally, I think astrophysicists are just too damn lazy to do the math on this.

With all due respect.

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