Whenever we mention – The Universe – the connotation about it is that it’s some kind of all-encompassing finite entity, to which we apply that label.

But is there really such a finite entity? Instead, might it not just be a infinity of space and time having no particular form or definable dimensions…in which roam myriads of galaxies, stars, planets, and even fragments of these, like so much flotsam and jetsam? There’s no way we can really know, because, what we see in our nightly skies above us are only those parts of that infinity whose proximity makes it visible and observable by us.

While our levels of science have made it easier and better able to expand our field of view of it, and also, to peer further out into it than ever before to better measure distances between ourselves and those fragments of it we call stars, none of that brings us any closer to any kind of absolute comprehension about it. We can only surmise to what extent we may be a nano-fragment of it all…ourselves.

Which brings us to that ever-constant question: How did such infinity of space and time begin in the first place?

It’s a question that both religion and science have been arguing about forever (and probably always will). Nevertheless, it would seem that –Creationism-and –Evolutionism- may just be different perspectives attempting to explain the same event. That is, Creationism says:”In the beginning there was darkness. The Lord then said – let there be light – and there was light”. Evolutionism says:”There was nothing. Then there came an explosive event…a Big Bang.” Yet, neither really answers the question very well about how such a single explosive event could generate such infinity of space and time. There are no real clues, only vague hints on how it might have come about, and those hints suggest that it isn’t about a single event at all, but about multiple fission-fusion events in a continuum without end.

We see such hints in what we call – starlight – coming from those formative clusters we call nebulae, slowly fusing over time into –stars- which, in turn, slowly expand to ultimately fission into –supernovas – the fragments of which then cycle back into new nebulous clusters slowly condensing into new fusion again, and so on. As for those things we call –planets- such as our own, these are perhaps only temporary consolidations of fragments of solid matter which, like everything else, will ultimately rejoin this endless cycle of fission-fusion within that infinity which, for lack of better ones, we have labeled… space… and… time.

But from this kind of broad, perhaps superficial, overview of the subject we shouldn’t expect any definitive answers about such profound questions. Part of the reason for that, of course, may simply be the limited capacity of our human brains (well, this one, in particular) to absorb the sheer magnitude of the subject.

So for now, let us just say: Space is space and Time is time. They are what they are, and how and when they came to be, or, how and when they’ll reach their ultimate limits, we don’t know, and at some future point others, perhaps, will be able to determine.

The only thing we can be certain of is that…we are a part of it.