The Big Bang Theory Originated In 1922
Alexander Friedman was a Russian mathematician who, in 1922, came up with the idea now known as the Big Bang theory. He developed mathematical equations that showed that the universe was expanding and had been expanding for some time.
In 1927, Friedman’s ideas were expanded upon by a Belgian physicist named Georges-Henri LemaitrHe referred to the Big Bang as the “hypothesis of the primeval atom,” that atom being the singularity. Lemaitre had no intention of disproving the Bible or asserting the superiority of science over religion; he was a Catholic priest who taught physics at the Catholic University of Louvain.