Re: Olber again (was: Re: Big Bang is Bunk)

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 11:34:28 MDT

On Mon, Jul 30, 2001 at 11:48:17AM -0400, Mike Lorrey wrote:
> If the universe is already infinite, how could it be expanding? If it is
> expanding, how could it be called a 'steady state'?

You can have an expanding steady state. Just imagine an infinite plane
which is growing so that two points separated by one unit of length at time
t will be separated by two units of length at time t+1, for example:

x(t)=x(0)*2^t y(t)=y(0)*2^t

This is a simple toy universe with infinite past, future and spatial

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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