Re: Open vs Closed

Technotranscendence (
Sun, 18 Jan 1998 09:29:04 -0500 (EST)

At 12:06 AM 1/18/98 -0600, CountZero <> wrote:
>For what it's worth, I've always been rooting for a closed universe.
>I have more (dirty word) faith in being able to survive a singularity
>than a flat energy gradient.
>Comments please.

The assumption running through these posts is that an open universe
would tend toward a flat energy gradient -- that "heat death" would be
the outcome. I question this assumption. Again, I offer the work of
David Layzer as a possibility. His model of an open hyperbolic
universe does not allow for heat death.

Anyway, as Anders mentioned, we've a long time, if the universe is
open, to think about it.:)

Daniel Ust