Should medicine have a cosmological constant?
It was Albert Einstein’s “biggest blunder.”
Using his general theory of relativity, Einstein devised a formula that predicted the universe was expanding. This was an unfathomable idea, though. How could the universe expand with all the gravitational forces pulling the heavenly bodies together.
In Einstein’s time, the universe was thought to be stationary. A universe that was anything but stagnant was an inconceivable idea since celestial matter would spin out of control, …