Stephen Hawking's theory of the origin of hte universe
Since I'm still fairly new here I'm not sure if Steven Hawking has been discussed much or not but I thought I'd throw this out. I just finished reading this article about a lecture by him in which he outlines his theory of the origin of the universe:
According to Hawking, the origin of the universe can be depicted as bubbles in a steam in boiling water. Small bubbles that appear and then collapse represent mini universes that expand only to disintegrate.
A few “bubbles,” Hawking said, will grow to a certain size until they are safe from collapse, and will begin to develop galaxies, stars and eventually human life.
“The universe began with accelerating expansion which we call inflation, because the universe grows in the way prices go up in some countries,” Hawking said. “It expanded in a million trillion trillionths of a second.”
There's also a video of the lecture available here but I haven't watched it yet. I thought his theory sounds very interesting. I wonder if he has any theories as to what would have triggered the creation of these "bubbles".