(by chris the cynic)
The big bang which was not big and made no noise was named by someone who hated the theory and wanted to name it something insulting. It is now at the center of the cosmology science posits. That’s hardly the only example though. Beyond science (which has given us lots of models) religions have given us some interesting ones, as has fiction.
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