[books] Excerpt from Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Everything

‘…experts believe there may have been many other big bangs, perhaps trillions and trillions of them, spread through the mighty span of eternity, and that the reason we exist in this particular one is that this is one we could exist in. As Edward P. Tryon of Columbia University once put it: “In answer to the question of why it happened, I offer the modest proposal that our Universe is simply one of those things which happen from time to time.”‘

Excerpt from Bryson’s A Short History of Everything

This entry was posted on Monday, June 16th, 2003 at 2:58 pm and is filed under Books, Science.

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Woo, Terry Pratchett flashback!

I can’t help thinking I would have got in first and made the “Woo, Terry Pratchett flashback!” remark in a parallel universe, but it makes my head hurt.

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