The History of the Universe in 200 Words or Less
Quantum fluctuation. Inflation. Expansion. Strong nuclear
interaction. Particle-antiparticle annihilation. Deuterium and helium production. Density
perturbations. Recombination. Blackbody radiation. Local contraction. Cluster formation.
Reionization? Violent relaxation. Virialization. Biased galaxy formation? Turbulent
fragmentation. Contraction. Ionization. Compression. Opaque hydrogen. Massive star
formation. Deuterium ignition. Hydrogen fusion. Hydrogen depletion. Core contraction.
Envelope expansion. Helium fusion. Carbon, oxygen, and silicon fusion. Iron production.
Implosion. Supernova explosion. Metals injection. Star formation. Supernova explosions.
Star formation. Condensation. Planetesimal accretion. Planetary differentiation. Crust
solidification. Volatile gas expulsion. Water condensation. Water dissociation. Ozone
production. Ultraviolet absorption. Photosynthetic unicellular organisms. Oxidation.
Mutation. Natural selection and evolution. Respiration. Cell differentiation. Sexual
reproduction. Fossilization. Land exploration. Dinosaur extinction. Mammal expansion. Homo
sapiens manifestation. Animal domestication. Food surplus production. Civilization!
Innovation. Exploration. Religion. Warring nations. Empire creation and destruction.
Exploration. Colonization. Taxation without representation. Revolution. Constitution.
Election. Expansion. Industrialization. Rebellion. Emancipation Proclamation. Invention.
Mass production. Urbanization. Immigration. World conflagration. League of Nations.
Suffrage extension. Depression. World conflagration. Fission explosions. United Nations.
Space exploration. Assassinations. Lunar excursions. Resignation. Computerization. World
Trade Organization. Internet expansion. Composition. Extrapolation?
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© 1996 by Eric Schulman
(Inspired by "The History of the United States in 100 words or Less" by David
Hyatt © 1992).
Check out his web site: http://www.radix.net/~fornax/hist/