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Schematic from 2020 manuscript

How did the Universe (and all the stuff around us) come to be? A fundamental question that humans have been grappling with since antiquity. In cosmology, the notion of a Big Bang has been widely popularized as the moment of “creation”. What caused this monumental bang and did the same physics that we know now, exist before?

Onyemaechi (Onye) Ahanotu attempts to address, or at least approach, some of the currently unanswerable questions in his recent manuscript entitled Dark Origins: Departure from an Ex-Nihilo Big Bang. In a radical departure from a classical Ex-Nihilo creation approach, the manuscript draws inspiration from recent observations as well as cappuccino foam. In a unique blend of influences, a new approach is presented to the reader. Archived on PhilPapers, maintained by The Center For Digital Philosophy, this manuscript is meant to be accessible to those with interest. Though not peer-reviewed for scientific rigor, a significant philosophical and scientific case is made.

Dark Origins maintains that the Big Bang is a result of a collision or interaction between black holes as big as our ‘Universe’. Onye calls these black holes Supra Massive Black Bodies or SMBBs. What happens when anti-matter meets matter? You got it- an explosion, or more technically annihilation! The more (anti)matter that is involved, the bigger the ‘boom’. This unconventional approach leads to: why is there something rather than nothing, and of the something present, why is there more matter than anti-matter. Onye proposes that a collision of a larger ‘regular matter’ SMBB and smaller anti-matter SMBB could account for both the explosion referenced as the Big Bang, as well as the drastic imbalance of matter types- leading to “somethingness”. Therefore the paper provides another exciting angle to the agelong arguments on creation, Big Bang Theory, Universe and origin of matter.

The manuscript fills the gaps in the current observational findings and theories to addresses some fundamental questions.  In addition, Dark Origins: Departure from an Ex-Nihilo Big Bang is an excellent read for everyone curious about science and, at the same time, philosophically-inclined. This is because the publication is written to provide facts and theoretical framework which describes our early & late Universe as well as Big Bang and Black Hole theories. 

As interests continue to grow in the search for the true essence of Black Holes, and the broader Universe, it is clear that these celestial objects, may provide humans the needed insight to understanding the nature of galaxies, Universe and beyond. If your curiosity is peaked, read Dark Origins: Departure from an Ex-Nihilo Big Bang by Onyemaechi Ahanotu.

Keywords: Black Hole | Cosmology | Baryonic Asymmetry | Big Bang | Early Universe

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