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Cosmologists, on the whole, agree that the universe somehow met seemingly insurmountable conditions in its formation to allow for the development of life--agreeing that it is just right for life to exist.
To explain the origin and evolution of the universe, Lemaitre [3-4] suggested that the universe began an explosion of a primeval atom.
It is hard to know what the universe really would be like if various constants were changed, even harder to know what forms life might take other than the carbon-based variety we are familiar with on Earth.
Gravitational effects of the birth of the universe and other extreme events can send distortions in space-time rippling outward as what scientists call gravitational waves.
The universe is ceaselessly chanting its call of Aura, and to catch a murmur of it is to wake up to a blissful reality.
Both of these gifts should be applied to the universe as God uses them, to support, assist, and defend the poor and weak.
Galaxies, like hurricanes, usually self-organize in highly visible spiral-attractors, and the biggest thing in the universe seen so far is the wall of galaxies given the Texan designation 'The Great Attractor' (because it pulls in everything around).
Some scientists also think that the universe came to be by chance, or that it has always been in existence in some less well-developed form.
In all, Greene is far more enthusiastic and personable a physicist than most of us have been led to believe exists, and while he certainly makes ``The Elegant Universe'' entertaining, he even more miraculously makes sundry theories of the nature of the universe - issues with which scientists have been grappling for centuries - almost accessible.
Kuhns and his business partners envisioned sponsoring the mother of all drag shows: Miss Gay Universe.
The universe began as an unimaginably hot, dense soup of particles and energy.