Re: Re: Evidence: Open vs. Closed Universe

Bradley Graham Weslake (
Wed, 26 Nov 1997 16:54:02 +1100 (EST)

> In a message dated 11/25/97 7:59:22 AM, you wrote:
> << In the first instance I said that *observations* tend at this
> stage to support an open universe. In the second instance I said that there
> are many *theoretical* reasons for believing a closed universe is probable.>>
> Epistemologically there are zero reasons for believing a closed
> universe is even possible. In 20-25 years, when physicists favor
> honesty over grant money, emotions, and public opinion the answer
> will be obvious to everyone. (And I won't be humble enough to refrain
> >from saying "I told you so".)
> Estacado

What does epistemology have to do with the issue of an open or closed