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Comment author: Dolores1984 15 June 2012 01:18:25AM *  9 points [-]

In the beginning, there was nothing. The cosmos were void - timeless, and without form. And, lo, God pointed upon the abyss, and said 'LET THERE BE ENERGY' And there was energy. And God pointed to the energy, and said, 'and let you be bound among yourselves that you may wander the void together, proton to neutron, and proton to proton, and let the electrons always seek their opposite number, within the appropriate energy barrier, and let the photons wander where they will.' Lo, and god spoke to the stranger particles, for some time, but what He said was secret. And God saw hydrogen, and saw that it was good.

And God saw the particles moving at all different speeds, away from one another, and saw that it was bad, and God said 'and let the cosmos be bent and cradle the particles, that they may always be brought back together, though they be one billion kilometers apart, within the appropriate energy barrier, of course. And let the curvature of space rise without end with the energy of velocity, that they all be bound by a common yoke.' And god looked upon the spirals of gas, and saw that it was good.

And god took the gas and energy above, and the gas and energy below, and said 'and you shall be matter, and you shall be antimatter, and your charges shall ever be in conflict, and never the twain shall meet, except in very small quantities.' And so there was the matter and the antimatter.

And God saw the cosmos stretching out to a single future, and said 'And let you all be amplitude configurations, that you may not know thyself from the thy neighbor, and that the future may expand without end.' And god saw the multiverse, and saw that it was good.