Humans and the Universe Analytical Essay by Nicky

Humans and the Universe
A look at theories of the creation of the universe and the role of human beings in the development of earth.
# 147223 | 894 words | 5 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Mar 03, 2011 in Philosophy (Metaphysics) , Philosophy (Science) , Astronomy (Cosmology)

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This paper presents a philosophical and scientific discussion about the origins of the universe. Additionally ,it discusses humanity's role in both understanding creation and our place in defining the directions earth's societies take. First, the paper examines what is known to scientists about how the creation of the universe, namely the Big Bang Theory. It also explores the concept of singularities and black holes. These ideas are then applied to a philosophical discourse on humanity, freewill and fate. The paper summarizes by stating that free will is only an illusion.

From the Paper:

"After the initial appearance of the singularities--it seems that it inflated, expanded and cooled, going from very, very small and very, very hot, to the size and temperature of our current universe. There were three British astrophysicists, namely, Steven Hawking, George Ellis, and Roger Penrose turned their attention to the Theory of Relativity and its implications regarding our notions of time and in 1968 and 1970, they published papers that they extended Einstein's Theory of General Relativity to include measurements of time and space--according to their calculations, time and space had a finite beginning that corresponded to the origin of matter and energy;" and the singularity didn't appear in space; rather, space began inside of the singularity but prior to the singularity, nothing existed, not space, time, matter, or energy - nothing..."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Barrow, J. (1994). The Origin of the Universe: To the Edge of Space and Time. Phoenix.
  • Glossary of Uranium Industry Terms (n.d.) Retrieved on March 15, 2009 from TradeTech:
  • Hawking, S. (1988) A Brief History of Time. New York: Bantam Dell Publishing.
  • Hawking, S., & Ellis, G. (1968). The Cosmic Black-Body Radiation and the Existence of Singularities in our Universe. Astrophysical Journal, 152, 25-36.
  • Honderich, T. (1988). A Theory of Determinism, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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