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What kind of design, what kind of creative process produced the universe? How hard would it be to assemble the universe?

Using observations taken from the orbiting space instruments like the Hubble telescope, astrophysicist George Smoot speculates on the design and structure of the universe. Essentially, peering into the universe is peering into the past because of the limits of the speed of light.

From the observations, Smoot shows a model of the universe that integrates all current knowledge of matter, dark matter, galaxies, and stars, into a fascinating framework of what kind of structure the universe might have considering the big bang expansion hypothesis.

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British journalist Magnus Magnusson brings together an interesting panel: theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, astronomer Carl Sagan and science author Arthur C. Clarke. The panel tackles big questions about the origin of our universe and life and the existence of creation myths that religions pose to explain the origin of the universe. A rare talk with the great thinkers of our time.

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The Thunderbolts Project is a proposition of a new theory of understanding the universe, based on the principles of electromagnetism, which also finds convergence in ancient mythological beliefs.

David Talbott is a comparative mythologist whose work offers a radical new vantage point on the origin of ancient cultural themes and symbols. His research has been the primary catalyst behind the “Saturn Model,” and is the subject of the feature documentary, “Remembering the End of the World.” He is the author of The Saturn Myth and co-author (with Wallace Thornhill) of Thunderbolts of the Gods. Wallace Thornhill is an Australian physicist. His lifelong investigation of “The Electric Universe” offers a revolutionary view of solar system history, the nature of the Sun, the behavior of comets, and stellar and galactic evolution. He is the co-author, with David Talbott, of Thunderbolts of the Gods and The Electric Universe. The two were both inspired by the theories of Immanuel Velikovsky who proposed that the planet Venus was once a comet that caused havoc as it came through our solar system. While Velikovsky believed that this event took place around 1500 BC, Talbott suggested that his chronology was off and the cataclysm occurred much earlier, during the first civilizations of humankind, and was documented in stone artifacts and mythology.

Thornhill outlined a scenario in which Mars was hit by a gigantic “thunderbolt” of electrical discharge when a large object came near it. Evidence for this includes an impact “scar” on the planet’s surface that is over 300 miles wide, he said. Thornhill also argued that electricity is the strongest force in the universe, surpassing gravity and magnetism. Electricity connects one part of the universe to another and can offer a coherent way of understanding the cosmos.

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