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

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 14:36:40 MDT> <>
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Anders Sandberg wrote:
> 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
> extent.

Ah, but Anders, doesn't this run into the mass limitations in the 'how
big is hell' essay I copied here recently???

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