posted on Oct, 15 2012 @ 11:29 PM
reply to post by ChaoticOrder
So because the rate of expansion of the universe is accelerating, does that mean the universe will always be accelerating? Or could it conceivably
slow down, billions, perhaps trillions of years into the future?
Although, I can see how the universe could be expanding, but not necessarily expanding in mass, only area... Therefore no critical mass to be reached.
But still, if you were to rewind the history of the universe, back to when it was a single point, cause and effect means there should be some event,
something leading up to that point, and something leading up to the point before that... The way I see it, it only really makes sense to think of it
either as cyclical in nature, or as a smaller part of some vastly larger system, which we cannot possibly comprehend...
Also, I take issue with the way the concept of infinity is often applied... It is said the universe is infinite, but we cannot possibly know that... A
simple example being a hamster in a wheel...The hamster can run forever (ruling out death/exhaustion), but that does not mean it has to run forever...
Likewise, the universe can
go on forever, but it does not mean that it does just because we lack the brains and time necessary to make such
edit on 15-10-2012 by DeliriumAquarium because: (no reason given)