Modern Cosmology and Astrophysics in Ismaili Ginans by Shiraz Pradhan

“Our story begins as all stories do: In the beginning there was nothing, no universe, no galaxies, no sun, no moon, no stars. Then all of a sudden there was a titanic explosion from nothingness — BIG BANG….In this essay I propose to first present a brief scientific description of the Big Bang origin of the universe from a gigantic explosion, its growth in various phases right up to our present time, and then cite Ismaili Ginans that have striking parallels of modern Cosmology and Astrophysics in them” — Shiraz Pradhan

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An annotated version of a meteor's streak and the arc of the Milky Way hanging over the imposing mountain fortress of Alamut in this starry scene. Highlights in this photo include bright white stars Deneb (in Cygnus), Vega, and Altair, nebulae near the Galactic Center, and the dark obscuring dust clouds of the Milky Way also known as the Great Rift. Photo: Babak Tafreshi. Copyright.

An annotated version of a meteor’s streak and the arc of the Milky Way hanging over the imposing mountain fortress of Alamut in this starry scene. The Milky Way, the galaxy that contains our solar system, is some 100,000 – 120,000 light years in diameter and contains 100-400 billion stars.  Like the Milky Way, there are some 100 – 200 billion other galaxies in our universe! Highlights in this photo include bright white stars Deneb (in Cygnus), Vega, and Altair, nebulae near the Galactic Center, and the dark obscuring dust clouds of the Milky Way also known as the Great Rift. Photo: Babak Tafreshi. Copyright. Please click on image to read article Modern Cosmology and Astrophysics in Ismaili Ginans.

 

2 thoughts on “Modern Cosmology and Astrophysics in Ismaili Ginans by Shiraz Pradhan

  1. We err when we try to describe the beginning of things. The beginning cannot be imagined since how can one have a mental image of nothing? Remember, both space and time were created at the moment of the Big Bang. No shape, no empty space, nohing to expand into or out of. It is not as though there was a very small thing (a point-like thing) into which everything that became the universe was jammed. The most likely answer is that there exists a non-substance, call it spirit if you will, that has no mass, shape or dimension, but which inhers in the universe, and in some way interacts with matter. This will not please many people, but I merely suggest it as a possibility.

    • Dean I agree with you. Planck Era is the limit at which science has a very rough idea of how universe looked or behaved. Research is now trying to punch through this limit and relativity and quantum mechanics are trying to merge with a concept of quantum gravity or micro gravity and Theory of Everything (TOE). What will we find when we approach and or cross the limit of Planck Time. Will we cross into Negative Time i.e look at events before the Big Bang? Will it change our perception of science and religion? Roger Penrose in Shadow of the Mind has already introduced the possibility of non-computational aspect in human mind which is not mimicked by computational algorithm and it is this non-substance which you are referring to. It is this aspect of human mind that comprehends truths.

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