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Extremely Unlikely! Or May Be Not!

Let’s talk about some daily stuff, like – “Did it ever happen that you got a watermelon with no seeds at all?”, or, “Did it ever happen that every time you and your friend unsolved a Rubik’s cube, they exactly match unconsciously?”, or, “Did you ever got ironed and perfectly arranged clothes every time just after they are out of a washing machine?’ I suppose that you didn’t come up with a “Yes” to any of these questions. Never mind! You didn’t turn up with a “Yes” because they are very unlikely to occur.

But what if there is something which is hilariously unlikely to happen but yet it did happen! You will be surprised to hear that the existence of you, yes you, who is reading this article now, had an extremely bare chance to exist in this beautiful Cosmos!

How bare was the chance of your existence? To give you an intuition, imagine placing a pencil in a position so that it can stand on its sharp end even after one billion years! How impossible does that seem? Oh, wait! There’s more!

How unlikely do you think were you to exist? Is it like, “One in Billions of Billions?”, or, “One in Trillions of Trillions of Trillions?”, or is it, “Even More?” Well, it was 1 in 〖10〗^(〖10〗^123 ) well-known as the “Penrose Number” named after the famous mathematician, Sir Roger Penrose.

Doesn’t that startle you?

This is such unlikely that even the phrase “Extremely Unlikely!” would be inadequate to describe it! Such was the probability of the formation of you and this beautifully-designed Cosmos! And still, you think that our Cosmos was a coincidence? In mathematics, just 1 in 〖10〗^50 is defined to be “zero probability”. And then comes the probability of the formation of our Universe. Imagine, you are calling someone. For that, you need to dial his/her phone number, right?

What if you just dialled a random number and the call went to the exact person you wished to talk to? That would be surprising! Ain’t it? And how about if the phone number was millions of digits long, and the same phenomenon was to happen. It would seem impossible, right? Yes, it indeed would be. But, the formation of our Cosmos had even a greater level of impossibility than this one and yet it did form! This is astonishing! How could this even be possible? How perfectionist was the Creator? Roger Penrose quoted, “This now tells us how precise the Creator’s aim must have been!” But, I don’t wanna draw conclusions to it. Rather, I would suggest to you all, think about this… What could have been the reason:

  1. Was it just “Physically Necessary”?
  2. Was it just a “Coincidence”?
  3. Was the Creator a perfectionist and did love making designs?
  4. Was it something else?

We put this forward as an open-minded question to all our intellectual readers!

Besides, to introduce ourselves, we are Aditya Sharma and Avinaba Majumdar from New Delhi and West Bengal respectively, both presently in our Grade 11th at high school, and we are currently working on a Project that aims at spreading awareness about the field of Astronomy amongst the people living in the world. Or maybe the Universe! Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it would blend the taste of all sciences together unifying everything altogether without distinguishing them. Several big organizations like the “Lunar North” in Michigan, US, one of the greatest motion graphic designers in the entire world, are ready to help us out with this Project since they found it really innovative! And even the Dccorona Enthusiasm Society is ready to help us with this! So, if you think you are brave enough to dive into the deepest pools of mysteries with us together, then get ready to dip yourselves into the ocean of secrets of our Cosmos! Let’s bring up the Era of Astronomy all together as a team!


About Aditya Sharma & Avinaba Majumdar

Aditya Sharma is studying in Universal Public School, Delhi and Avinaba Majumdar is from Techno India Group Public School, Hooghly.

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