The human mind is not designed to comprehend infinite anything. Even if the universe does have an edge where the known universe is continuously
expanding (as scientific observations and discoveries suggest) I don't think ANYONE can fully comprehend that kind of distance scale.. It is
impossible.. And that isn't even an infinite distance...
People don't honestly know the comprehendible difference between 2 objects being a 10,000 years apart and 100 billion light years apart. It's as if
we simply register it in our brains as a massive distance that we don't have any hope of ever truly understanding, so we tuck it away in our minds
hoping that one day we might.
Singularities are one thing, infinite time and space is something quite different..
There are alot of really interesting paradoxes with wormholes too that have always had me thinking.. Last year I read an article in Discover magazine
that was mind blowing.. it went something like this...
Let's say you are at a pool table.. There is a wormhole entrance near the pool table and the exit of the wormhole is right next to the entrance.
Anything going through the wormhole (for the purposes of this thought experiment) goes back in time just a couple of seconds. You hit a pool cue into
the entrance of the wormhole. The pool cue travels through the wormhole, travels a couple seconds back in time, exits the wormhole. But here is
where things get tricky. The pool cue emerges from the exit in all its glory just as another copy of it was about to enter (since the original ball
went back in time to that point). So now the pool cue exiting hits the pool cue entering, thus preventing the original ball from ever entering in the
first place. How is that possible? Would they both disappear or explode? Would you even be able to shoot a ball into the wormhole AT ALL?? Perhaps
if you tried, a phantom pool cue would pop into existence out of nowhere just as you were trying to shoot the pool cue into the entrance of the
wormhole, thus ALWAYS preventing it from going in no matter what you did.
I've also thought greatly about black holes and white holes. Black holes are supposedly so massive that nothing can escape it's grasp, and white
holes are supposedly the direct opposite. White holes fire matter and energy back into space (As if the black hole is the entrance to the wormhole, a
white hole the exit). NOW.. HERE IS SOMETHING THAT IS MIND BOGGLING. A few years ago I was pondering all of this.. The big bang, black holes,
wormholes, and everything in between when something dawned on me that blew me away...
What if the big-bang itself is the result of not the universe being born but the simple likelihood that it would? (Probability as a creative
mechanism and in it's wake creating a universe built upon probability as a foundation of quantum mechanics and everything at that level).
When I started thinking about this more and more I realized that time doesn't matter.. Not in the way we normally think of time..
Black holes are basically like giant cookie monsters gobbling up EVERYTHING in their paths. When you try asking yourself where that energy goes, you
run into a few basic problems.. But if nothing can pass the speed of light due to general theory of relativity, then obviously a singularity is the
point at which matter simply cannot even exist in this dimension any longer because it warps time and space so much that there is a threshold at which
some energy stays behind in the form of a singularity, some goes somewhere "else"..
The faster matter reaches the speed of light, the more time slows down for everyone and everything else around that matter, but for the matter itself
everything is peachy. If this were a person we were talking about and not matter, the person would experience time just as he/she normally would..
(this is time dilation explained by general relativity).
That is why some people think that at speeds exceeding that of the speed of light, you might go back in time instead of just slowing it down a bit by
being "close" to the speed of light. So if every black hole has a white hole expelling material, all black holes in the universe are sending matter
and energy through a wormhole and quite possibly back in time... ONLY there is a catch.. The two couldn't exist in the same timeframe. You could
never have a black hole and a white hole existing at the exact same point in time in corellation with one another.
What this would mean is that black holes fire matter and energy back in time to a time when the universe was much smaller and more compact because
scientists NOW understand that the universe is continuously expanding. If the white hole exists 3,000,000 years before the black hole that creates
it, and if the universe was truly smaller and smaller the further you go back in time, then that energy will become more and more compact the further
you go back in time.. What that means is that if you were to look back in time at a much smaller universe, white holes would have ALOT less area to
exist within.. This means that further and further back towards the big-bang, this matter and energy actually becomes more and more compact because of
less and less space for white holes to exist (but they must because the black holes later on are creating them).
This means that as the white holes exist in a smaller and smaller area as you go back in time, ALLL THAT ENERGY AND ALL THAT MATTER would become SO
compacted onto a tiny point smaller than a subatomic particle that it would simply explode... THUS creating the universe in and of itself... with no
This means that our universe was always here and always will be in one form or another. The simply probability that a subatomic universe could exist
for a tiny fraction of a second would ALWAYS create a big-bang because of the black hole/white hole paradox in which the further back in time you go,
the more and more energy gets expelled (which black holes in the future are gobbling up... and, thus, always sending back in time through
[edit on 26-9-2008 by BlasteR]