Happy Birthday, Universe! [PHIL-OSOPHY]
We gladly promote my favorite bakery, Sunrise Bakery and Coffee Shops, giving away free birthday cakes on 1420 WBSM, but some obstacles have come up about who gets it and when to order the cake.
Do you believe science knows the actual birth date of the universe? According to German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler, it is April 27, 4977 B.C.
Kepler is considered as a founder of modern science, known for among other things, explaining the motion of the planets. If you're intrigued by Copernicus, Galileo and telescopes, you'll find Kepler's life thought-provoking.
As for Kepler's calculations for April 27, 4977 B.C., scientists of the 20th century developed the Big Bang Theory, which showed his conclusions were off by about 13.7 billion years. I have issues with Big Bang because it doesn't explain how the original spark catalyzed. It only expounds on the development of the universe after the moment of creation. But pausing for a moment, that just might answer part of my problem.
Big Bang misses the source, the origin and the reason for creation, and since I believe the Good Lord originated Big Bang, I know who to give the cake to. But where would I send it?
Phil Paleologos is the host of The Phil Paleologos Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @PhilPaleologos. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.