Is the Universe finite?
If yes, then what is there beyond the universe? If no, then infinity is not just a theoretical concept. There are objects which are infinite in size!!
If the geometry of space is closed - like in the same way that a globe is closed so that you can travel in the same direction and eventually get back to your original spot, or like a doughnut, or any number of closed topologies, then it is finite. However, recent observation strongly indicates that we have a flat geometry which, if perfectly flat must be infinite and open.
Our observable universe is finite. This is the universe that we can see purely because the light from the most distant objects finally reach us. We can't see beyond that because there is no mechanism to send a signal faster than light.
Indications are that it is infinite. That means that the Star Wars movies characters and scenarios -- long ago and far away -- could have existed an infinite number of times, in an infinite number of places, presently exist an infinite number of times, in an infinite number of places, and will exist an infinite number of times, in an infinite number of places, in the future.
Now, that doesn't mean that many of the technological flights of fancy in Star Wars will exist, do exist, or will exist, can exist, if they are not really reality-based.
BTW, not only does space have no boundary, neither does time. There was no beginning; there will be no end.
BTW2. The concept of "god" to create it is superfluous. So, all you Jesus Freaks, take your bibles and thump them at home.
by Infinite7126 years ago
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by chasemillis5 years ago
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by Vortrek Grafix3 years ago
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by Eric Newland5 years ago
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by gaurav oberoi2 years ago
Can any religious scriptures explain whether the universe is finite or infinite?
by TruthDebater7 years ago
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