A joke that became the name of a scientific theory


12/29/2023 12:21

The term “Big Bang” was coined by a British physicist and astronomer Fred Hoyleexpressing a sarcastic attitude towards the idea of ​​​​the origin of the Universe.

It was first heard in a lecture where Hoyle criticized this theory. Despite its irony, modern physics recognizes the Big Bang as the generally accepted theory of the early development of the universe, reports EDUCON.BY.

In the Russian version of the term, sarcasm is lost, as it translates it more seriously. However, the original English “Big Bang” is better translated as “Big Boom” to maintain the sarcastic tone.

Despite its popularity, the term is not a strict scientific definition, but rather a convenient and memorable designation for a theory. It is important to note that in the early stages of the universe there was no explosion, but rather a rapid expansion from a single point, which adds to the subtlety of the scientist’s sarcasm.

Author Oleg Loginov

Oleg Loginov – student at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, freelance correspondent for Pravda.Ru

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