- TL;DR Summary
- Cosmic Inflation might be explained to the average person using simpler analogies.
An analogy to understand Cosmic Inflation: If the universe grew in size from a subatomic size to the size of a tennis ball (or softball) in a tiny fraction of a second, then a football inflated at the same rate will grow to an approximate size of our solar system. Is this a correct analogy? Wouldn't the football grow to several billion times our solar system? Or just one solar system is more approximate to a plausible analogy?