Does the Millennium Mean Anything?

Arno Penzias

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“In these matters take no notice of the words of any man [meaning Aristotle], for it is the foundation of our [Jewish] faith that God created the world from nothing, that time did not exist before, because it depends upon the motion of the sphere, and that too was caused.”

—Moses ben Maimon (twelfth century, Egypt)

That matter, time, and space sprang from nothing at the moment of creation fits quite well with what I've come to accept as a physicist. While I cannot claim to be much of a theorist, I have spent about twenty years in observational astrophysics, much of it touching upon evidence supporting the Big Bang theory of the origin of the universe.

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