From the Big Bang till the Big Bang Theory
“In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.”
This is a brief history of how practice and theory are far apart.
How many years ago:
- 13.8 Billion: Big bang
- 13.6 Billion: Milky Way formed
- 4,5 Billion: Sun/Earth
- 3.8 Billion: Life develops
- 1 Billion: Bacteria
- 500 million: Fish
- 360 million: First animal on land
- 200 million: Mammals
- 2.5 million: Appearance of Homo.
- 200,000: Modern humans.
- 12.000: Agricultural revolution
- 5000: Writing
- 750: Universities emerge
- 333: Newton’s Philosophiae Naturali
- 115: Einsteins Special Relativity
- 88: Lemaître formalized Big Bang Theory
- 30: Satellite data, such as COBE, the Hubble Space Telescope and WMAP support the theory.
- 1: Last episode of Big Bang Theory television series
- 0: You read this
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