Lost Horizons: The Big Bang

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Published on 8th April 2018 by

A one hour long 2008 BBC documentary in which television scientist Professor Jim Al Khalili delves into 50 years of BBC archive footage to help tell the story of the emergence of one of the greatest theories of modern science, the Big Bang – the idea that our universe began from nothing.

There was huge resistance to the theory and it took the best part of the 20th century to emerge as the triumphant explanation for how the world began, with fierce resistance from various corners and particularly from religious people who believe that universe was created by god. This documentary pieces together evidence to chart the overwhelming evidence for a universe created by a Big Bang.

If you enjoyed this documentary then you may be interest in others presented by Jim Khalili, including Chemistry: A Volatile History (2010) and Science and Islam (2006).

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