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As far as astrophysicists can tell, the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate, and will likely continue to do so indefinitely. But now some physicists are saying that this theory, called eternal inflation, and its implication that time is endless pose a problem for scientists calculating the probability of any event occurring. In a recent paper, they calculate that time is likely to end within the next 5 billion years due to some type of catastrophe that no one alive at the time will witness.
Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
Oh sure, Poor Harold Camping predicts the end of time a little sooner and everyone calls him a religious nut bag, but some astrophysicists add a few billion years to the equation and suddenly its a "theory".
Originally posted by biggmoneyme
im willing to bet physicist don't know half as much as they wantus to htink
Originally posted by DeyTookErJeobs
reply to post by Jean Paul Zodeaux
But the difference is its backed up by real facts, and im sure that they are not going to start telling people to sell thier houses and donate thier live savings equaling over 100 million pounds to put up huge billboards promoting the end of time... in 5 billion years. :\