Saturday, September 23, 2006

Ciência vs. (?) religião

A day without yesterday

In January 1933, the Belgian mathematician and Catholic priest Georges Lemaitre traveled with Albert Einstein to California for a series of seminars. After the Belgian detailed his Big Bang theory, Einstein stood up applauded, and said, "This is the most beautiful and satisfactory explanation of creation to which I have ever listened." Lemaitre’s theory, the idea that there was a burst of fireworks which marked the beginning of time and space on "a day without yesterday", was a radical departure from prevailing scientific understandings, though it has since come to be the most probable explanation for the origin of the universe.
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