The Big Bang & Lines of Space
The Big Bang Theory advises us that our universe was created about 13.7 billion years ago, through a gigantic explosion of an infinitesimal point in space. This book traces the development of this theory, as well as exposes its imperfections through a conversation between three men, who meet and stay together for one week, during a common training session.
It also compares this theory with another idea of the creation of the universe from space itself through transformations of an unseen medium in space, ‘Lines of Space’.
The story is set in Indian background and the theories are presented in terms that laymen can understand as observed by Master Mariner Sunil Shetye, in his own words –
“After reading the author's first book 'Lines of Space', I was very much interested in ‘The Big Bang and Lines Of Space’ as my curiosity was raised. In this book, he has revealed the numerous inconsistencies in the Big Bang theory through a very interesting conversation. This left me wondering at what I knew the Big Bang was, 'an explosion of a small point', which we are used to and believe in. After reading it, I find that the alternate idea of the creation of the universe put forward by the author is very rational. Could this really be true. Maybe. One needs to read the book to argue in favor or against. All I can say is keep an open mind before you make any conclusions. Interesting reading even for people without any scientific background.”