CLEVELAND, Oct. 10 — Astronomers said on Friday that they had determined the time in cosmic history when a mysterious force, “dark energy,” began to wrench the universe apart.
Five billion years ago, said Dr. Adam Riess, an astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, the universe experienced a “cosmic jerk.” Before then, Dr. Riess said, the combined gravity of the galaxies and everything else in the cosmos was resisting the expansion, slowing it down. Since the jerk, though, the universe has been speeding up.
I wonder if God might sue for slander. It was bad enough when people would say he didn’t exist but to resort to ad hominem attacks and to call him a “Cosmic Jerk” just goes to far. If only they got to know him they would find he is not a jerk at all.