As a Belgian and in the company of such greats as Ernest Solvay, Georges Lemaître, and François Englert, I am strengthened in my conviction that 'not only is Earth the center of the universe but that the center of earth itself is the center of the universe'. I am happy to go on record that the big bang occurred at the center of earth. It must be noted however, that there was no big bang but a gradual self-evolving evolution, i.e., a gradual evolution of self. In addition: the expansion of the universe will continue indefinitely, and there never was neither ever will be a contraction. Last but not least: 'the primeval atom is self' in the understanding that self is the need to love and be loved that results in it itself existing as existence (aka God).