The Weekend Debate: “There was no Big Bang, our universe continually cycles through a series of ‘aeons’.”

125_BigBang1 Circular patterns within the map of the cosmic microwave background may suggest that our universe continually cycles through a series of "aeons," rather than the current accepted theory, which says the universe began at a Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago and expanded extremely rapidly for a fraction of a second and has continued to expand much more slowly ever since, during which time stars, planets and ultimately humans have emerged, according to University of Oxford theoretical physicist Roger Penrose.

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