RE: Expanding forever...

Peter C. McCluskey (
Thu, 7 Jan 1999 09:00:56 -0800 ("Billy Brown") writes:
>Anders Sandberg wrote:
>> You seem to be assuming that if you remove the big bang model, you
>> will also need to get rid of everything associated with it - including
>> the expansion of the universe, apparently the dynamics of spacetime
>> and everything else done in cosmology.
>No, just one particular feature. The current model holds that there was one
>big bang, which is now over, and no similar event can ever occur again.

There is no consensus that the current model says that. Lee Smolin has a nice theory that implies an unlimited number of big bangs - each black hole produces a new one.

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