From the wikipedia article:
The ekpyrotic universe, or ekpyrotic scenario, is a cosmological model of the origin and shape of the universe. The name comes from a Stoic term for “out of fire”. The ekpyrotic model of the universe is an alternative to the standard cosmic inflation paradigm, both of which accept that the standard big bang Lambda-CDM model of our universe is an appropriate description up to very early times. The ekpyrotic model is a precursor to, and part of the cyclic model.
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Published July 5, 2010
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Before you bend your knees, subjugate your will and slither into the arms of Communism you should learn at least something about the most disgusting of all political philosophies.
From the Global Museum On Communism website:
The term “communism” originated in France in the 1840′s but it acquired a modern meaning only in 1918 when V.I. Lenin, having seized power in what used to be the Russian empire, named his party Communist.
Communism is a variant of socialism. It differs from it in this important respect that while the socialists believe in democracy and assume that they will come to power democratically and rule democratically.
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See a Timeline of Communism here.