A little behind posting this one, but I did a piece for Nautilus, a great science publication. This current issue is all about big bangs. The article I worked with is about the big bang theory being a form of creation myth among many other creation myths found in human history. As early as 2600 BC Sumerians describe the earth and sky being separated allowing for the creation of humans. Even earlier, around 2300 BC there are references to Atum (the sun god) in Egyptian pyramid texts, spitting out air and moisture. Naming seems to be a big part of these ancient myths, a reoccurring theme. Many thanks to AD Len Small!