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The Dance of the Fertile Universe. Chance and Destiny Embrace. George V. Coyne, S.J. Vatican Observatory. Chance or necessity:. God?. The Universe is Fertile Because It is old: 13.7 billion years It contains 10 thousand billion billion stars . From the Big Bang. Hubble Ultra Deep Field.

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The dance of the fertile universe

The Dance of the Fertile Universe

Chance and Destiny Embrace

George V. Coyne, S.J.

Vatican Observatory



The dance of the fertile universe



Hubble ultra deep field
Hubble Ultra Deep Field

Elliptical

Galaxy

Irregular Galaxy

Spiral

Galaxy




The dance of the fertile universe

We see our galaxy edge-on see its spiral arms

Primary features: disk, bulge, halo, globular clusters


Milky way in ir
Milky Way in IR see its spiral arms


Mw sagittarius 2
MW Sagittarius 2 see its spiral arms


N american nebula
N.American Nebula see its spiral arms


Hst view of orion
HST View of Orion see its spiral arms


Orion 2
Orion 2 see its spiral arms


Clouds and fragments
Clouds and Fragments see its spiral arms


Tyffid nebula
Tyffid Nebula see its spiral arms


A peaceful death
A peaceful death … see its spiral arms


An eruptive death
An eruptive death … see its spiral arms


Crab neb
Crab Neb see its spiral arms


Veil neb
Veil Neb see its spiral arms


Solar system
Solar System see its spiral arms


Our earth
Our Earth see its spiral arms


Self conscious universe
Self-Conscious Universe see its spiral arms


Holmes watson a camping trip
Holmes & Watson see its spiral armsA Camping Trip


Holmes watson
Holmes - Watson see its spiral arms


Age distance
Age - Distance see its spiral arms


A calendar of the evolving universe

A CALENDAR OF THE EVOLVING UNIVERSE see its spiral arms

1 January: The Big Bang

7 February: The Milky Way is born

14 August: The Earth is born

4 September: First life on the Earth

15 December: The Cambrian Explosion

25 December: The dinosaurs appear

30 December: Extinction of the dinosaurs

[Suppose we make the 13.7 billion year old universe have the age of one earth year; then]


A calendar of the evolving universe1

A CALENDAR OF THE EVOLVING UNIVERSE see its spiral arms

31 December:

at 7:00:00 pm: First hominids

at 11:58:00 pm: First humans

at 11:59:30 pm: Age of Agriculture

47 pm: The pyramids

58 pm: Jesus Christ is born

59 pm: Galileo is born

at 12 midnight: today

[Suppose we make the 13.7 billion year old universe have the age of one earth year; then]


Age distance1
Age - Distance see its spiral arms


Size mass
Size - Mass see its spiral arms


Brain development
Brain Development see its spiral arms


Evolutionary tree
Evolutionary tree see its spiral arms


Tree leaves trunk
Tree – leaves/trunk see its spiral arms


Bacteria
Bacteria see its spiral arms


Barzelletta
Barzelletta see its spiral arms