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Professor Smolin's interpretation of what happened before the Big Bang

Duration: 02:23

Professor Lee Smolin from the Perimeter Institute gives his theory on the beginning of the universe.

He believes that that our universe is in fact the offspring – via a black hole – of a galaxy far, far away in another universe.

His idea is called cosmological natural selection. An elegant if controversial Darwinian approach to astro-physics.

Available since: Mon 11 Oct 2010

Credits

Director
Peter Leonard
Producer
Peter Leonard

This clip is from

Horizon 2010-2011, What Happened Before the Big Bang?

A journey into the dizzying world of cosmic bounces, rips and multiple universes.

First broadcast: 11 Oct 2010

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