13,500,000,000 years ago yesterday, a very hot and extremely dense lump of matter exploded violently, bringing into existence everything we see around us. How this dense lump of matter came into being is unknown, but the Men In White will someday explain this to us. No new explanations are needed to account for the origin of the universe. The science is settled. You must believe. Thus saith the Men In White. Thus it is so.
When the universe was, say, a minute or so old, a perfect union of matter came about to create two essential gasses, hydrogen and helium. They eventually bonded together to form stars. One would think that an immense explosion combined with high temperatures would utterly destroy everything in its path; but in this instance the detonation caused, not one, but unlimited occurrences of single electrons finding their home orbiting a specific nucleus. We marvel to see all around us the order and complexity an explosion can bring about.
Several thousand years passed and the lump of matter fireball expanded and happened to cool to an ideal temperature. Tiny electric charges came together (after having a brief war amongst themselves) to form tiny particles called atoms. The Men In White once thought atoms to be the lowest form of matter beyond which no further subdivision is possible. But recently the Men In White have learned that atoms are not indivisible as once thought.
As the lump of matter spread out and cooled even more, they attracted to each other with a “pulling effect,” which caused pieces to concentrate and organize. These are our galaxies. Although we have never before witnessed any kind of violent explosion that could organize itself in such a beautiful way, it must be true. It’s science after all. You must believe.
If you give a violent explosion enough time to organize itself, look what marvelous things it can create!