“To begin, begin.” –William Wordsworth
Is the Big Bang the greatest scientific achievement of the 20th century? I — along with many others — would argue that it is. It’s something that even young children are curious about!
Perhaps it’s in our nature to wonder about where we come from? Yet despite the fact that it’s been half a century since the Big Bang was validated and its alternatives shown to be wrong, it remains a very difficult concept for most people to understand. More importantly, I have yet to see a good explanation for children, who ought to be learning the scientific story of where we come from as soon as they’re old enough to ask.