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The Lost PowerPoint Slides (Age of the Universe Edition)

image of galaxiesIn 17th century, James Ussher (Primate of Ireland) presents: 6000 years, give or take (slide 2)

  • So, first day of Creation was October 23, 4004 BC.
  • That means Great Flood was 2348 BC.
  • If only we could get this included in King James version of the Bible, then everyone would know it.

In pre-Columbian Palenque, Jerry the Shaman presents the sacred text “Popol Vuh” (slide 13)

  • Earth created or August 13, 3114 BC (long count:
  • Next time long count is at is Dec. 21, 2012
  • Don’t worry, that’s a Bactun; the end of universe is October 13, 4772.

In 1927, Jesuit priest Georges Lemaître presents Le Grand Boom-Boom (slide 3)

  • derived the Friedmann-Lemaître-Robertson-Walker equations
  • the recession of spiral nebulae shows the universe began with the “explosion” of a “primeval atom”
  • therefore Le Grand Boom-Boom.