Lemaitre, Georges - The Primeval atom - The Cosmic Egg
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Georges Lemaitre – The Primeval atom
All partial space is open space. It is comprised in the interior of a surface, its boundary, beyond which there is an exterior region. Our habit of thought about such open regions impels us to think that this is necessarily so, however large the regions being considered may be. It is to Riemann that we are indebted for having demonstrated that total space can be closed.
To explain this concept of closed space, the most simple method is to make a small scale model of it in an open space. Let us imagine, in such a space, a sphere in the interior of which we are going to represent the whole of closed space……….
It is possible to complete these topological ideas by introducing, as is done in geographical maps, scales which vary from one point to another and from one direction to another. That can be done in such a manner that all the points of space and all the directions in it may be perfectly equivalent. Thus Riemann’s homogeneous space or elliptical space is obtained.