Big Bang and the Lamp Post

Where did the universe come from?

Nobody can yet answer that.

Perhaps Eisnetin could but he’s dead.

And if he did, he would have done it in simple words.

Let us see if we can explain things in simple words,

perhaps by using a lamp post.

Let us start with the Theory of Relativity,

ENERGY = mass times the square of the speed of light.

Simply, it means that when the speed of matter

comes closer to the speed of light

it becomes thinner and thinner until it

converts to pure energy when it reaches the speed of light.

And conversely, energy will convert to mass

if it reduces its speed to less than the speed of light.

Photons of light therefore turns to mass

when it slows down.

Now comes the lamp post.

If a pickup truck slams into a lamp post

the post may break, but not until it stops the truck.

The velocity of the truck (and the post) is now zero

and the resulting momentum (mass times velocity)  is zero.

But the mass of the truck is still there.

Its momentum is zero because the velocity is zero.

Now, if the speed of light is zero (no light), could there have been

mass present before the Big Bang?

If so, could there have been energy present before the Big Bang?

Now let us say that the truck’s engine have been restarted,

then the force to move it now exists.

 The momentum is still zero because it has yet to move.

The minute the truck moves is the minute its life

is restarted and the momentum now exists.

By analogy, there might have been mass present before the Big Bang,

Either that or Energy, or both.

In all this dormant and quiet situation, something stirred.

Something uncertain, or roguish or a rebel stirred.

 Pretty soon every other thing wants to get into the act

and started a breakout.

And so blows the Big Bang.

And starts time for the universe as we know it.

You may say that this is one crazy idea that I posted here.

It would have been crazier had I said that the Dark Matter,

or that matter that we know is there but is invisible,

is really a super massive mass of a Black Hole

that has been stopped by a lamp post!

(I can imagine my grinning Physics 101 teacher thinking he was right in suggesting to me to drop his subject and take up comedy instead.)

The Theory of Relativity

I am waiting for something to arrive. If it does not, it never will, No sense waiting for it again. So to while away the time I will write on something simple and easy.


The  Theory of Relativity



If you must know, this theory is something we all know but are unable to explain. I am not referring to that theory wherein conflicts arise when relatives are strung around the death bed of their wealthy scion. THAT theory is something we all know and are able to explain, simply and easily.


I am about to explain Einstein’s Theory of Relativity (another gulp) in a way that the simple folk,  like me, will be able to understand it the way I do. This may not mean my explanation would be satisfactory, because I do not understand the theory myself. Well, here goes nothing——


 The speed of light, c, is 186,282 miles per second (that is blasted fast!) for all massless particles.


Enter now the famous equation that gave Albert Einstein the title of Man of the Century:


   E = m c 2


where  E represents energy

M represents mass

 C represents the speed of light

This, however, to me is more of an equivalent, not an equation.


NOW, por ejemplo—

Let  poutin be a bowl of French fries with gravy

$1.85 be the price of this bowl of poutin


Then, $1.85 = poutin


2 X $1.85 will give you 2 X poutin, 3 X will give you 3 X, and so forth


BUT  GET  THIS—you can’t have both the $1.85 and the bowl of French fries.

You have to exchange your $1.85 for the bowl of French fries.

Conversely, if you did not buy the poutin you will still have the $1.85.


So, on that equation, zero $1.85 will give you poutin , right?

And also, zero poutin will give you $1.85.


By analogy and in Einstein’s theory, E = m c 2 , Energy is equivalent to mass. Or as we say it Energy is another form of mass, and is convertible to mass. But you can’t have both. Either you have energy or its other form, mass. Zero mass will give you the energy. And zero energy will give you the mass.

 In that equivalence, therefore, Energy exists when mass is zero (massless) and the limiting factor is the speed of light. Consequently, the theory exists that as a body travels closer to the speed of light, his form becomes thinner and thinner until he disappears and probably turns to energy.

Another way of putting it is by considering water and its various forms. Ice, solid water, when heated turns to liquid water, and when water is heated, it turns to gaseous steam. These are the three forms of water, the limiting factor here is, however, the temperature.


Matter, which has mass, is therefore another form of energy. Both are convertible to the other. The complete destruction of matter, as in the atom bomb, liberates a lot of energy.

 It should follow, therefore, that to create matter (with its mass) it would require lots and lots of energy. Perhaps like in the Big Bang?

 But how does frequency get into this scientific goobledygook? Remember the frequency factor I wrote about before this?