If it [the universe] was expanding fairly slowly, the force of gravity would cause it eventually to stop expanding and then to start contracting. However, if it was expanding at more than a certain critical rate, gravity would never be strong enough to stop it, and the universe would continue to expand forever.
universe quotesexpanding quotesfairly quotesslowly quotesforce quotesgravity quoteseventually quotesstop quotesstart quotescontracting quotescritical quotesrate quotesstrong quotesuniverse quotescontinue quotesexpand quotesforever quotes
APAStephen Hawking Quotes. (n.d.). Jar of Quotes. Retrieved , from JarofQuotes.com Web site: https://www.jarofquotes.com/view.php?id=if-it-universe-was-expanding-fairly-slowly-force-gravity-would-cause-it-eventually-to-stop-expanding-then-to-start-contracting-however-if-it-was-stephen-hawking
ChicagoStephen Hawking Quotes. Jar of Quotes, 2019. https://www.jarofquotes.com/view.php?id=if-it-universe-was-expanding-fairly-slowly-force-gravity-would-cause-it-eventually-to-stop-expanding-then-to-start-contracting-however-if-it-was-stephen-hawking, accessed .
MLA"Stephen Hawking Quotes." Jar of Quotes, 2019. . https://www.jarofquotes.com/view.php?id=if-it-universe-was-expanding-fairly-slowly-force-gravity-would-cause-it-eventually-to-stop-expanding-then-to-start-contracting-however-if-it-was-stephen-hawking
longterm quotesfuture quoteshuman quotesrace quotesspace quotesrepresents quotesimportant quoteslife quotesinsurance quotessurvival quotesprevent quotesdisappearance quoteshumanity quotescolonizing quotesplanets quotes
Our population and our use of the finite resources of planet Earth are growing exponentially, along with our technical ability to change the environment for good or ill. But our genetic code still carries the selfish and aggressive instincts that were of survival advantage in the past. It will be difficult enough to avoid disaster in the next hundred years, let alone the next thousand or million. Our only chance of long term survival, is not to remain inward looking on planet Earth, but to spread out into space.
population quotesfinite quotesresources quotesplanet quotesearth quotesgrowing quotesexponentially quotestechnical quotesability quoteschange quotesenvironment quotesgood quotesill quotesgenetic quotescode quotescarries quotesselfish quotesaggressive quotesinstincts quotessurvival quotesadvantage quotespast quotesdifficult quotesavoid quotesdisaster quoteshundred quotesyears quotesthousand quotesmillion quoteschance quoteslong quotesterm quotessurvival quotesremain quotesearth quotesspread quotesspace quotes
One can imagine that God created the universe at literally any time in the past. On the other hand, if the universe is expanding, there may be physical reasons why there had to be a beginning. One could imagine that God created the universe at the instant of the big bang, or even afterwards in just such a way as to make it look as though there had been a big bang, but it would be meaningless to suppose that it was created before the big bang. An expanding universe does not preclude a creator, but it does place limits on when he might have carried out his job!
imagine quotesgod quotescreated quotesuniverse quotesliterally quotestime quotespast quoteshand quotesexpanding quotesphysical quotesreasons quotesbeginning quotesinstant quotesbig quotesbang quotesmake quotesmeaningless quotessuppose quotesbang quotesexpanding quotespreclude quotescreator quotesplace quoteslimits quotescarried quotesjob quotes
fundamental quotesdifference quotesreligion quotesbased quotesauthority quotesscience quotesobservation quotesreason quotesscience quoteswin quotesworks quotes