Touching The Limits Of Knowledge
Cosmology and our View of the World

Physical Cosmology, Part I,
Lead: Eberhard
Summary by Amy Lovell-Klar:

The Big Bang Theory is the widely accepted model of the universe.

Creation Myths

There are chasms between the different religions and between science and religion. Science's theories and models are self-contained and don't conflict with religion. Stories have meaning to help us determine how we should live.


Theories and Axioms

Observable Universe

Light as a Time Machine

Olber's Paradox


The Big Question

How is the calculation of 10-14 billion years for the age of the universe reconciled with the fact that we can see the oldest galaxies at distances of almost 14 billion light years at the edges of the universe (when they should have been close)?

May 15, 2000