Re: Time - Crunch or Stretch? (was Re: Big Bang is Bunk)

Date: Sat Jul 28 2001 - 12:56:00 MDT

In a message dated 7/28/2001 2:43:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< Quite possibly true, although it'd be much harder in some cosmologies than
 in others -- there doesn't seem to be all that much literature on the
 cosmological equivelant of landscaping and architecture. The big questions
 would seem to be how to engineer energy differentials and what to do about
 the decay of fundamental particles. Tipler goes into that in fair detail for
 the big crunch model.
 Reason >>

Your remark brings to mind a concern of mine, a pet peev-why so many
astronomers cosmologists and physicists seem to self censure themselves
regarding speculation. They surely seem to do this, as if every conjecture
requires a peer-review, as if every supposition, has to match up with
collective thinking. If I had the money, I'd hire scientists to produce a
work akin to what Moravec Tipler Linde and a few other have so far done.


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