>From: "Zero Powers" <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: Flat universe == Infinite Universe?
>Date: Sat, 03 Jun 2000 04:42:25 PDT
>>The most common view by astronomers and physicists is that if the
>>is flat, it will keep on expanding forever. Eventually, life will go
>>because there will never be any new star formation after a long while, and
>>the energy sources that remain will decay into lower and lower levels.
>>Typically this is called the "cold death" viewpoint. Flatness and
>>is not the traditional Steady State Universe, where life may continue
>>forever. Nor is it the Heat Death of a rebounding Universe, which also
>I thought what you describe as "cold death" was actually referred to as
>"heat death" (i.e., where entropy reaches max and everything become a
>uniform temp). And that what you describe as "heat death" was just called
>the "Big Crunch". Did they switch terminology when I wasn't looking, or
>I just have it wrong?
If the universe is infinite, wouldn't death by heat or cold only occur after
an infinite amount of time? Infinite time == forever. Right?
That's good enough for me...
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