Monday, November 28, 2005


The History of the Universe in 200 Words or Less

`Quantum fluctuation. Inflation. Expansion. Strong nuclear interaction. Particle-antiparticle annihilation. Deuterium and helium production. Density perturbations. Recombination. Blackbody radiation. Local contraction. Cluster formation. Reionization? Violent relaxation. Virialization. Biased galaxy formation? Turbulent fragmentation. Contraction. Ionization. Compression. Opaque hydrogen. Massive star formation. Deuterium ignition. Hydrogen fusion. Hydrogen depletion. Core contraction. Envelope expansion. Helium fusion. Carbon, oxygen, and silicon fusion. Iron production. Implosion. Supernova explosion. Metals injection. Star formation. Supernova explosions. Star formation. Condensation. Planetesimal accretion. Planetary differentiation. Crust solidification. Volatile gas expulsion. Water condensation. Water dissociation. Ozone production. Ultraviolet absorption. Photosynthetic unicellular organisms. Oxidation. Mutation. Natural selection and evolution. Respiration. Cell differentiation. Sexual reproduction. Fossilization. Land exploration. Dinosaur extinction. Mammal expansion. Glaciation. Homo sapiens manifestation. Animal domestication. Food surplus production. Civilization! Innovation. Exploration. Religion. Warring nations. Empire creation and destruction. Exploration. Colonization. Taxation without representation. Revolution. Constitution. Election. Expansion. Industrialization. Rebellion. Emancipation Proclamation. Invention. Mass production. Urbanization. Immigration. World conflagration. League of Nations. Suffrage extension. Depression. World conflagration. Fission explosions. United Nations. Space exploration. Assassinations. Lunar excursions. Resignation. Computerization. World Trade Organization. Terrorism. Internet expansion. Reunification. Dissolution. World-Wide Web creation. Composition. Extrapolation?’

4 Responses to “The History of the Universe in 200 Words or Less”

  1. Eric Schulman Says:

    Glad you liked it!

  2. moonbuggy Says:

    I hope you don’t mind me reposting it in verbatim. 🙂 It links back to your site, so I assumed you wouldn’t mind a great deal.

    Actually, I assumed you wouldn’t even notice I’d linked to it. But if you did notice you wouldn’t mind. 🙂

    Usually I only take small chunks to quote, but the whole thing is pretty much a small chunk.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    He left out “Jesus”!

  4. Eric Schulman Says:

    Posting a link back was greatly appreciated.

    BTW, JC and the like are effectively after “exploration” and before “warring nations.” 🙂

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