January 8, 1998

On January 8, 1998, scientists announced that they had discovered that the galaxies were accelerating and moving apart. This was a huge announcement in the scientific community, as scientists, prior to this, believed that the mass and gravity of the universe would cause everything to expand to a point, and then start to contract back together again. At the time they didn’t understand what was causing the continued expansion. Religious leaders immediately pushed the theory that God or Cthulhu was causing this, because, if science couldn’t explain it, there had to be a supernatural origin. Years later, science has postulated and is close to proving the existence of dark matter and dark energy, which seems to be driving the galaxies continued expansion. So, it’s obviously Cthulhu’s fault. Ph’nglui mglw’nath Cthulhu wgah’nagl fhtagen.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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