Modern Cosmology

I have been thinking a new way of unfolding the mysteries of our cosmos! There are these jargons- dark energy, dark matter, visible matter, entanglement, speed of light, black holes, inflation, big bang, gravity, strong weak and electromagnetic forces, voids of space, spacetime etc etc… How do we combine all these into a coherent whole?

The idea that something can travel faster than the speed of light is a confirmed fact in the quantum world! The same is unthinkable in the classical world, which limits us to the speed of light as discovered by that famous physicist Albert Einstein. Then there are these mysteries- entanglement, inflation, black holes and what not. The age of the universe has been taken as 13.7 billion years. When something can travel faster than the speed of light, is this limiting age a real one? What is dark matter? What is dark energy? what are black holes? – these are the mysteries for which no answers are as yet found. We live in a universe where 73 per cent is dominated by a mysterious dark energy, 23 per cent by an equal mystic dark matter and the rest of 4 per cent in the real, real world! What do these things mean? – Contemplate.

In the past years, physicists have tried their best to unify all forces without much of success. Great minds have toiled and burnt midnight oil with only frustrations and unfulfilled dreams! However the quest for knowing the unknown never waned – mankind will never rest until the truth is set free! Great telescopes, Colliders and many more mega structures are invented and yet the truth appears to be elusive! Kaleidoscope is what the Universe mimics to the great thinkers of our time. Everything appears to be magical – the great magician never lets down his secrets! Every step we take and climb up the cliff, we never seem to go up even to a little height! We fall. It is as though a never ending quest. Man has started it all and will never accept defeats until he exists. Mind will never rest without solving the great mystery.

The story runs like this
‘Ten little Indians went out to dine;
One choked his little self and then there were Nine.
Nine little Indians sat up very late;
One overslept himself and then there were Eight.
. . . etc . . . and to the last
One little Indian left all alone’
And then may be the ultimate truth unfolds!

Who will be the great player? Who will end our quest? Einstein did come near it – but succumbed fighting the forces! You find a little truth and then the whole truth widens! You are constantly provoked to a hide and seek play. It is an inversely proportionate game – the more close you try to reach the goal, the less you actually progress. Man never admits defeats. He is surrounded by mirages at every epoch of age. The greatest of all is his steadfast desire to go in the logical path. Our minds are developed to reason at every point of time. Alas! The ultimate truth still eludes him. He becomes, as though a fish thrown out of water! Wriggles and dies. The ocean of truth lies right in front of him, and never able to see it. He surmises without much of luck. What is the truth? Why do we exist? What makes us tick? Why the ultimate truth eludes us? Are we all a part of the mirage, never to see the light? Nope! Albert Einstein proved it wrong! He did see the light! “One small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind”. He has shown us the way. He showed that the mystery lies in layers. The more layers you embrace, the more you are enlightened. The ultimate truth should dawn on him. He has the reason to believe in solving the mystery.

Never die a fool! Nature will never play dice with his own creation! We are the part of that ultimate truth. It is as though our own eyes are blind to our organs. Though the progress is visible, he has to accelerate his prowess. There is an exponential expansion after the big bang. We need a parallel processing to catch up with the unfolding and elusive Cosmos. Catch me if you can is what the challenges the Universe throws on us. One day the great truth will have to be known. At what rate this feat is feasible? Man has tried all his ages, inching his own extinction before the ultimate truth he envisages dawn on him. We have a great advantage of our predecessors who have shown us at what rate we should progress to know the ultimate. Though the accelerated efforts of a modern man looks real, much, much more has he to expound.

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