Everybody loves a winner and winner takes it all. Why is it like that? In our daily lives we see peons of praise sung in the glory of the winners while the losers fall by the wayside. We as a society have created lot of settings to witness the battles where winners and losers fight it out in the backdrop of our lives giving us a sense of vicariousness. Everyone in their own lives goes through a series of upheavals and we our self can consider our self-winners or losers depending on how we have coped when life threw a spanner at us. But we are more interested in seeing winners paraded in front of us and feel the vicarious joy of winning because for some life might not give them the challenges to confront to experience the winning feeling. Well that’s why we have sports and politics where winners are minted day in day out and of course politics where winners take a much bigger prize and elevate themselves as the chosen ones to govern the very people who put them up on the big stage.
Interesting Politics and Sports the stories from which the head line news are made every day always churn out winners year after year. The context differs from country to country where in America the elections produce winners on a continual basis and the winners depending on the type of race they have contested in are named Senators, Congressmen, Governors and the mother of it all the one and only one President of the United States POTUS. Now in the world of American Sports focused on Baseball, Basketball, American Football and Ice hockey we always have a winner on a daily basis in any of these sports depending on which game we are focusing on. But the Big prizes are the Super Bowl , World Series, NBA Championship and the Stanley Cup.
I was reading articles on the recent presidential election on the famed web site five thirty eight which predicts the presidential elections based on probabilistic models using Bayes theorem and graph theory. Interestingly the founder of the website Nate Silver started off his career analyzing the statistics associated with baseball games a field of its own called saber metrics. The fact that the same website used probabilistic models to predict the winners in politics and Sport brings to the fore the fact all what matters is winning after all.
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Recently I was talking to my friend about the difference between Hindu Cosmology and Jain Cosmology. According to the Jain Cosmology the universe is supposed to be eternal where as in Hindu cosmology the Universe is said to be created by a creator. The innocuous conversation led to a wild goose search from my end where I researched everything from the conception of the universe to the collapse of the universe from a Theoretical Physicist or a Cosmologist’s point of view. I admit I myself a novice in the field was fascinated by what I stumbled across as I researched the vast literature out there in the blogosphere and how cosmology is a field where theology and physics intersect no matter what the theologians and the physicists think. The quick study I conducted was an adventure in itself and this is an attempt to put together what I have learnt and my own interpretation of what lies ahead for the universe in the unforeseeable future.
Before we get started I mention a few great names who have pioneered the understanding of the nature of the universe as we understand it today. Gallileo, Issac Newton Albert Einstein, Edwin Hubble, Fred Hoyle , Stephen Hawking are those great names who have pioneered the field of cosmology and with numerous contributions form theoretical physicists all over the world we have a better understanding of the composition of the Universe than ever. Having paid my tributes to all these great scientists I take a plunge into the topic which I promise to explore to the best of my ability in this article. Lets Fasten our speed belts and here we go. First Starting on a historical note.
Galileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major role in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century.He has been called the “father of observational astronomy”, the “father of modern physics”,the “father of scientific method”, and the “father of science”. His contributions to observational astronomy include the telescopic confirmation of the phases of Venus, the discovery of the four largest satellites of Jupiter (named the Galilean moons in his honour), and the observation and analysis of sunspots. Galileo also worked in applied science and technology, inventing an improved military compass and other instruments. Continue reading Big Bang Theory Steady State Theory Black Holes Singularity Dark Matter Dark Energy And Multiverse Universe. Where It All began And How It will End?