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@ The wonder of the cosmos

Around twenty and several billion years ago, on one occasion the pinpoint cosmos suddenly and heavily exploded and began expansion and has still been expanding at present. Such unexpectedly or even absolutely unbelievable, or unimaginable, 'Big Bang Theory' advocated by George Gamow and others has been accepted as the most reliable theory that can describe the 'origine of the present cosmos' even today.


However, such primitive questions quickly come up to me as 'what was there before the Big Bang?' or 'where was the pinpoint cosmos?'
Furthermore, when I ask a cosmologist 'where is the present cosmos?', the answer 'as the cosmos is infinite, the question "where the cosmos is" logically nonsense and no logical answer exists against such a nonsense, illogical question' immediately returns to me as if the FQA (Frequent Questions & Answers) familiar to us in a computer or like a vending machine.

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From my childhood the column titled "Believe it or not?" which was half nearly a black joke rather than humour and had a strangely realistic and peculiar illustration, had daily been inserted in an English newspaper which I still remember was 'The Japan Times.' I was surprised at seeing it still being inserted in an English newspaper of Saudi Arabia. I used to have enjoyed it half being excited at and half making a fool of it, even in a child mind, everyday. However, I hope that such a theme as 'where is the cosmos' will be taken up. Probably it had already been taken up a long time ago.


If I dare ask the cosmologist about 'what is there out of the infinite?' once more, it is clear that he/she will admonish or reprove me saying that 'you don't understand the meaning of the "infinite" at all. The "infinite" has no outer world. Thinking with the "three dimensional spacious sense" (NB: height, width and depth) itself is almost a mistake when you treat the cosmos. You can neither understand the infinite cosmos nor possibly understand the cosmos unless you imagine it with the "n-dimensional sense" (NB: the hyper-dimensional sense world of mathematics and physics transcending the everyday sense.' BUT.


Thinking in another way, I will meet the question 'whatever will be left if the cosmos disappears? Will the "infinite" void remain in the end?' If I imagine such foolish idea 'either sole or many, god or gods exist in the void? Or, do(es) they/it exist in the faraway "n-dimension" transcending the void?' a scolding spitball asking 'God exists just in the "inner-world dimension" which transcends such "spatial dimension. Don't you have an inner world?' may fly to me from another direction. BUT;


It is a little bit fantastic idea that 'the cosmos disappears,' the argument on 'the cosmos having been expanding at present will continue expanding from now on, or it will reversely begin contracting, to the pinpoint size, after it stops expansion someday, or it will keep a certain size at the time when it stops expansion?' has been a hot theme until recently. It is now concluded that the cosmos will continue expanding probably.' I recommend somebody interested in the above argument to check the item 'black matter' in Wikipedia or others. However, I still wonder that the 'expanding' can be recognised by comparing it with other things such as the 'outer space.'


Such like this, questions about the 'wonder of the cosmic infinite' come to me one after another, almost endlessly. Questions appear just 'infinitely.' My primitive image of the 'cosmos' is such as the 'cosmic shells' continue one after another like a Russian 'Matryoshka Doll.' It may be certain that a cosmologist makes a fool of me from the bottom of his heart.


The attached photograph is the one which observed one of the 'collision between two galaxies' occurring like an everyday incident in the faraway cosmos. It is one of my best favourites. Our 'Milky Way' will probably begin colliding with the adjacent 'Andromeda Galaxy' after a billion and several hundred million years. Oh, I want to live on until that time and see what will happen. Usually I don't think that I want to live a long life, however I really want to see the 'collision between galaxies' with my eyes, even only once. I earnestly want to live on until that time.


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