posted on Apr, 25 2006 @ 12:16 PM
i'm more for a finite forever looping kind of universe.
I heard an explanation once that sat well with me.
It's described as this -
we're like an ant on a balloon, the surface of the balloon is our 3d world here. The ant can see all directions around it, but not above and below.
Whether there exists anything apart from the balloons surface, we don't know. We can only observe the surface of the balloon. If we walk around the
balloon as an ant, it will look like we're going in a straight line but we'll end up where we started eventually.
The balloon is also expanding.
To the ant, it will appear as if things are getting further away. I believe it has been observed this to be happening in our universe. Things seem to
be travelling away at great speeds. But is it just that our balloon is expanding, thus stretching out the space in between?
The infinite universe just does not seem right to me, it would be about the only thing that is infinite, as nothing really else is. I believe if this
pattern holds true for everything else, it would hold true for the universe itself.
You could argue there an infinite amount of atoms etc but i suppose there is a set number...though incomprehensable. Perhaps the universe is
incomprehensably large, yet finite too, much like atoms are?