Building, destruction, Creation V.

Why was there a Big Bang then? What is the connection between the Big Bang and the “squirrel cage”?

In chapter 4, I mentioned it as a possibility that the “blow up” of the Universe started as a reaction of two “pre-materials”. This may have happened when more than two materials, perhaps catalysts got there. Therefore the answer to the first question is that this started when the necessary components got together. And in the necessary conditions! (Such can be proper mixing, which is of vital importance, for example in the starting of a nuclear explosion.)

But what has a so-called “squirrel cage” got to do with it?

Development was at first considered a linear process moving from somewhere to somewhere. Later it was thought of as a spiral, which also moves from somewhere to somewhere although returning to the same place at a higher level. In neither case was development powered by an inner “driving force” and lapses were also explained with outside causes.

In the first part it was mentioned (and detailed in subsequent articles) that after Creation took place, the weighted sum of the “somethings” did not change but their number and ratio did. When the squirrel enters the wheel and starts, the wheel starts, too. Entering the wheel corresponds to Creation, and the starting of the wheel corresponds to the Big Bang, which started development. At first the squirrel is capable of significant acceleration, as a result of which it gets higher in the squirrel cage wheel, then it gets tired and slips back. (If the squirrel gets really tired, this can be a large-scale extinction of animals, for example!).Then it rests and accelerates again, and so it gets higher again. This is repeated until the squirrel gets so tired that it gets out of the wheel, which stops slowly as a result, but while the squirrel is in, the wheel continues to revolve. It can only start, however, if the squirrel enters it! (And, it can only stop if the squirrel leaves it! I do not, however, deal with this “Great Crash”, or “Great Collapse”.)

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