posted on Jul, 6 2004 @ 05:24 PM
After taking an ancient civilization class last semester, I lost my faith (Christianity).The class explained how and why the first recorded
civilization (Mesopotamia) developed/invented/created gods. The reason was a simple one: to explain life (tides, birth, everything). I asked myself,
"How can something (God) come from nothing?" Then I asked myself the same question: How can something (The Universe) come from nothing? Then I asked
myself, how can the two major schools of thought (Creation and Evolution) ask that question of eachother and accuse the other theory to have no
begining when they themselves can't answer the very same question? The answer is, they cant - like most humans, they are hypocritical fools. Yes they
may have PhDs and yes they may have won the Nobel Prize, but all they are doing is pointing fingers before getting their own facts and questions
So, for a while after that class, I didn't believe in anything. Then I started to think about time and began to incorporate my knowledge of evolution
to develop a third possibilty to the "begining" of the Universe. And no, this is not some stupid cult religion. A belief - yes, a religion - no.
I believe time is infinite into the past and into the future. In other words, time has ALWAYS been and will ALWAYS be. Everything you, the earth, the
sun, the solaor system, the galaxy, and the Universe does/did/will do is just an event in time. Therefore, the Big Bang itself, pre evolution, is just
an event in time. We now run into the problem of the Big Bang coming from nothing again. Well suppose time is a cycle - there has been infinite Big
Bangs, infinite you, infinite me. Suppose at the "end" of the Universe there is a huge collapse. From that collapse, the matter needed to cause the
Big Bang is created. That way, something comes from something and not nothing. Now does time as a cycle mean that my other selves in the past and in
the future Universe are doing exaclty what I'm doing right now and lived the same life? Who knows.
How does the time cycle relate to time travel? The most obvious way is the parallel universes theory. Suppose you want to see your future. Lets call
the Big Bang we know BB0 to help you understand (who knows what number it really is though). You are 19 in the Universe of BB0. IF the things you
do/did/will do are exactly the same in every Universe (BB0, BB-5, BB23, etc) you could theoretically go see your future (a real world Back to the
Future). How? By travelling from BB0 to a previous BB, you are traveling to the past. However, say you wanted to see yourself when you are 50. You
leave BB0 as a 19 year old, arrive in BB-1 (age 19), but see "yourself" at 50.
Also, with this theory, the question about why havent time travellers from the future come back. The reason is: because time is infinite, there are
infinite parallel Universes. The probablity of the time travelers reaching our Universe (BB0) is one in well, infinity.
This theory also has its flaws and holes. Although the question of where matter came from is answered, the question of where time came from isn't.
Thinking of time as a circle (a cycle), we all know circles, as opposed to a line segment*, have no start and no end; they are infinite. However, a
complete circle just doesnt appear; you must start the circle somewhere, which would be a begining. Next problem is related to the one discussed in
another thread on this board: the problem of the Earth never being in the same place in space. It talks about how if you went to the future, the earth
would be somewhere else, and you would materialize in space. My theory works has the same problem - kinda. Say you go from BB0 as 19 to BB-1 and see
your 50 year old "self". The Earth you are on in BB0 as age 19 will be in a different place in space as it will be when you are 50 in any Universe,
even in BB0.
Lastly, the question of when the Universe will begin again is unknown. We know the Universe is 13 - 16 billion years old. But for how much longer will
it last? Two seconds after I post this? 30 trillion years after I post this?
*When I say line I mean a line segemnt, with the start of the line the Big Bang, and the end of the line being the end of the Universe.
Discuss, comment, nitpick.
[edit on 7/6/04 by xenophanes85]