Entropy in an Open Universe

Twink (neptune@mars.superlink.net)
Fri, 28 Nov 1997 17:17:21 -0500 (EST)

At 10:12 AM 11/28/97 -0800, John K Clark <johnkc@well.com> wrote:
>>Let's say the universe is closed. Is there any way we can make it
>>open? I was thinking about reconfiguring the mass in it. (As you
>>already know, I tend to side with the open universe side.)
>If Tipler is correct, and I think he probably is, then opening a closed
>universe, even if it were possible, would be the last thing life would want
>to do because only a closed universe offers the possibility of immortality.


>Given the fact that, at least right now, there is more experimental evidence
>for it being open than closed a more relevant question is "If the universe is
>open is there any way we can make it closed?". I'm not sure of the answer to
>that question but I rather doubt it, if so then eventually this party must
>end, and not with a bang but with a whimper.

See my post earlier today on entropy in an open univers.

Daniel Ust