Talking of 'rise and fall', we usually imagine such comparatively
short-lived ones as 'civilization = hundreds to thousands year spans'
or 'dynasties = tens to hundreds year spans', however is there rise
and fall in such longer-lived ones as 'the cosmos = tens of billions
year spans', 'the earth = billions year spans' or 'the human race
= millions year spans'?
Some 'shake' happened in the pre-cosmos which had been in a chaotically
balanced condition, the pre-cosmos lost its balance, and the imbalance
of gravitation occurred. The pre-cosmos began contracting all at
once and a big explosion came about in a flash when the pre-cosmos
condensed into a size of the point of a needle, not as simile. The
cosmos born by the big explosion, after that event, has been expanding
through producing atoms, stars and lives for tens of billions of
years; the above is the 'Big Bang Cosmology' which has been a core
of the contemporary cosmology.
The above hypothesis is not one we can easily believe in, even I think
it is rather cook-and-bull a story. However, it can be the most effective
theory to explain the present condition of the cosmos. It is not yet
confirmed whether the theory is ultimately accurate, hence some leading
electro-magnetic physicists have published a very interesting book
titled 'THE BIG BANG NEVER HAPPENED'.
Immediately after the Big Bang, in less than some 10-9 seconds, it
is presumed that most of light atoms which form the contemporary cosmos.
During that short time, no more than a moment, the big event happened
in which matter and antimatter collided with each other and disappeared
as energy, it is presumed so.
If we call it 'matter' that forms the current cosmos i.e. elements
which form stars or human bodies, the one which has completely opposite
structure is called 'antimatter'. In the 'matter' negatively charged
electrons turn round positively charged protons, however in the 'antimatter'
positively charged electrons turn round negatively charged protons.
If both of them meet, they draw one another and instantly become energy
It is the world of that Einstein's super famous equation 'E=mc2' i.e.
energy equals to an amount of matter's mass multiplied by squared
It is presumed that matter forming all of the present cosmos, it seems
to us nothing but 'indefinite', is very few leavings which could be
saved from the disappearance at that moment.
After the instantaneous grand opera, I am not sure if it could be
called so, from the big bang to the big disappearance, occasionally
nebulae collide each other, big stars, our sun is a medium star, extraordinarily
explode into super novas at the time they finish their lives, new
stars come into the cosmos everyday, comets such as Halley's comet,
fly away skimming the sun or sunspots periodically increase or decrease
at intervals of around ten years. It can be said that the cosmos has
been spending 'uneventful' days from a viewpoint of the whole cosmic
Therefore, we might be able to say that there is no rise and fall
in the cosmos, however according to the today's cosmology, the span
of cosmic life is around 50 billion years and the present is presumed
to be almost at the turning point. So it is presumed that about 25
billion years the current cosmos will end its life. If so, as nobody
knows what kind of dramas will be waiting for us, it can be said that
rise and fall will happen from now on.
If the cosmos really has its life, we could think that the cosmos
is one of our close friends which also die or decline. The attached
photograph shows one of the 'super novas' which was discovered recently.