The Origins of the Universe Term Paper by Nicky

A discussion on three major scientific theories on the origins of the universe.
# 150194 | 1,685 words | 6 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Jan 29, 2012 in Astronomy (The Solar System)


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Description:

This paper looks at how the question of the origins of the universe has concerned humanity for centuries and how understanding the origins of the universe also implies an understanding of creation and leads to insight into humanities place in the universe. The central scientific theory on this subject, known as the Big Bang theory, is compared to two modern theories that have become popular alternatives to the Big Bang theory. The two other theories are ekpyrotic theory and the split universe theory. The central thesis that is explored in this paper is that the Big Bang theory does not provide a comprehensive and satisfying explanation of the origins of the universe and that the other theories provide a more comprehensive and fitting explanation.

Outline:
Outline
Introduction
Major Theories
The Big Bang Theory of the Origins of the Universe
Ekpyrotic Theory
The Split Universe Theory
Analysis and Argument
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Another theory that has become popular is the theory that the universe is in fact split into two. This is also based on quantum string theory. According to this view, the universe was at one point ten-dimensional but this was unstable structure. As a result it split into two universes - one with six dimension and one with four dimensions. We exist in the four-dimensional universe. Therefore, according to this theory, the Big Bang was in fact the breakdown of the ten dimensional universe into two parts ( Theories on the Existence and Origin of the Universe).
"This theory was put forward by, among others, Cumrun Vafa, a professor at Harvard University. He has determined that "...the six-dimensional universe is in the shape of an orbifold. The simplest example of an orbifold is a cone, but in this case the universe is a 'twisted torus' - a doughnut shape" ( Theories on the Existence and Origin of the Universe)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • God, Genesis and the big bang: The Origin of the Universe. Retrieved August 23, 2009, from http://www.hpcisp.com/~kls/page4.html
  • Origin of the Universe Theories. Retrieved August 23, 2009, from http://web.cecs.pdx.edu/~danr/ph367u/report.pdf
  • Scientific Origins of the Universe. Retrieved August 23, 2009, from http://www.infoplease.com/cig/theories-universe/scientific-origins-universe.html
  • Steinhardt P. A Brief Introduction to the Ekpyrotic Universe. Retrieved August 23, 2009, from http://wwwphy.princeton.edu/~steinh/npr/
  • The Origins of Our Universe. Retrieved August 23, 2009, from http://www.lancs.ac.uk/ug/guisee/

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