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Gen 10-35seconds: In the beginning God created the fabric of space-time. And space-time was without forces; and energy became matter and matter became energy. And the energy-matter moved upon the fabric of space-time.

Gen 10-6seconds: And God said, "Let there be forces:" and there were forces. And God saw the forces, that they were good: God divided the strong nuclear force from the weak nuclear force and the electromagnetic force from the gravitational force. And God called the strong, weak and electromagnetic forces Particle Forces, and gravity he called... uh... Gravity.

Gen 3sec: And God said, "Let there be protons and neutrons throughout the universe, and let them form simple nuclei". And God made the nucle and called the single proton Hydrogen, the double proton Helium, and the triple proton Lithium.

Gen 300,000years: And God said, Let the electrons throughout the heaven be gathered together unto the nuclei, and let the atoms appear: and it was so. And God called the atoms Simple Elements: and God saw that it was good.

Gen 300,000,000years: And God said, Let the simple elements gather to form nebulae, some nebulae yielding galaxies, and galaxies gathering stars of all kinds: and it was so. And the simple elements brought forth nebulae and nebulae yielding stars: and God saw that it was good. And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to break up the monotony; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for signs for intelligent life forms that will arise spontaneously in within the next 15 billion years or so.

Gen 10,000,000,000years: And God said, Let the Milky Way galaxy bring forth the Sun and the Earth, and let the moving creature that hath life arise, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. Then let us forget about all of the organic material that has developed throughout the universe in the last 10,000,000 years and has multiplied upon the face of the Earth and let us make man out of... how about dust! And God saw that it was... unusual.

further reading:
PBS Timeline of the universe
Wikipedia Timeline of the universe
Space Today Timeline of scientific discovery of the universe

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