Amateur Cosmologists

Lay people like to argue about cosmology by saying You can’t get X without Y. What they refuse to acknowledge is this observation is only valid here and now, plus or minus 5000 miles and 50 years for things big enough to be seen. They have never looked anywhere else. They are just assuming it works the same way everywhere else in space time. They refuse to consider that things that could not happen in 100 years could easily happen in 1,000,000 because they have no personal experience or intuition of time spans longer than a human lifespan.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)