Unbelieving types often wonder how in the world we can believe in “miracles” that seem so impossible. What’s “impossible” anyway?
I was just reading some galactic facts that blew a brain circuit. Get a load of this.
“Fourteen billion years ago the entire universe we observe today—containing upwards of 100 billion galaxies—was contained in a speck much smaller than the period at the end of this sentence.”
“The speck suddenly expanded in an inflation that lasted for a billion billion billion billionth of a second, bringing the observable universe of matter and energy into existence.”
“In some versions of the inflation scenario, the part of the universe we observe is just a tiny fraction of what exists. Vast realms of galaxies are too far away for their light to have yet reached us.”
“The visible stars and galaxies are just the tip of the cosmic iceberg. Space is also filled with mysterious dark matter and energy that make up most of what exists. We know this stuff is out there by its effect on the luminous galaxies, but so far no one knows what it is.”
(from The Fabric of the Cosmos, by Brian Greene)
So don’t be afraid to believe in the “impossible.”