|Our galaxy in the vast Universe|
Every morning we listen to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. This morning I heard them mention the Hadron Collider and suddenly realised that they were talking about the beginning of the Universe. I ran and turned off the radio. This is one issue that I just can’t get my head round. But it was too late because now I’m revisiting questions that are always lurking in that dark part of my mind:
- If there was a beginning of the Universe then what was here before?
- If we could travel and travel then would we reach the edge of the Universe?
- If there’s an edge to the Universe then what’s outside it?
- If the Universe was to be destroyed then what would take its place and how could there ever be nothing?
I do have faith in the beliefs of my religion but I still can’t work out all this Universe business. Is it any wonder that I throw myself into my writing? It stops me from thinking about these brain-exploding issues.
Is it just me or do other people have trouble thinking about this sort of thing?