Yesterday I wrote about the transition into a new 200-year Jupiter/Saturn cycle into the air element as the harbinger of new ideas and ways of thinking about our world.  Evidently cosmologists agree, and back in 2003 in a brand-new conference on the Future of Cosmology they declared that we are in a “golden age” of cosmological discovery.

An interesting article in the Daily Galaxy suggests that the Big Bang Theory, the sacred cow that describes the origin of the Universe, may not hold up under new cosmological discoveries.   “Although the “Big Bang” is often presented as if it is proven fact, there is a wealth of data, including recent revelations of the several space probes and findings in fundamental physics, which possibly tell a different story.”

Every year we learn more about the origin of life on Earth as well, resulting in the shifting and expansion of our concept of time.  The Universe is ever older than previously thought, and the origin of human life and civilization continues to be pushed back as well.  Indeed, the very nature of reality is being stretched beyond recognition so that we can perhaps understand life to a greater degree than ever before.

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