posted on Aug, 7 2007 @ 11:16 AM
It's generally understood that space curves back in on itself. Sort of like that old game of "Asteroids," where when you flew the little spaceship
off one side of the screen, it reappeared on the other side. However, this interpretation might just be a trick of the mathematics, and not
representative of how things are in real life.
The fact of the matter is that you can never get to the end of the Universe. Think about it. It's expanding away from you at the speed of light,
and it has a 13 billion year head start.
However, for the sake of argument, if you were somehow magically able to travel fast enough to catch up to the edge of the Universe as it expands away
from you, I imagine that you'd find everything crowding around you and moving toward a central point. That's because by traveling that fast you'd
essentially be going back in time, toward the Big Bang, so the Universe would appear to be condensing back into itself.
Personally, I don't think there was such a thing as a Big Bang. I think that the Universe doesn't function within a strict linear causality chain.
I think it has always existed in some form, and pieces of it continue to bubble back and forth between zero-point vacuum virtuality and hard physical
reality. It's expanding, but it didn't expand from a central point singularity. The material Universe just kind of "soaked" into existence, like
water through a paper towel. But I'm sure there are smarter people than myself who would disagree with me.
How and why did that happen? I think it was because somebody or something somewhere with a very strong consciousness simply imagined it to be so, in
the past, and it happened, backwards in time. Because consciousness works on a temporally non-linear, quantum level. And I'm absolutely sure other
people much smarter than myself would disagree with me about that, too.