If our universe is expanding as a consequence of the Big Bang, what is it expanding into?
If I could travel faster than the speed of light, what would I see as I approached the expanding edge of the universe? If the universe is "everything", then how can it expand into what we would call "nothing"? Is the concept of an alternative universe just nonsense or is it a plausible idea? What do we call the thing that contains more than one universe if we already define universe to include everything?
Space... The final frountieer... These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise.... Yes, that is exactly where our universe is going, to seak out new life and civilization. To boldly go where no universe has gone before! (And yes, I'm proud to be a trekky.)
The concept of alternate universes seemed to be a really preposterous idea when I first heard of it. I was thinking that the physicist who came up with it must have had one too many.
But when I seriously thought about Schrodinger's Cat and its implications,and the thought experiment actually did not fully explore the absurdity of the whole situation, the many universes theory actually becomes the logical solution.
I'm thinking of doing some hubs about this. Thanks for reminding me.
What happens at the moment of a mini big-bang? Where does the human embryo expand into? First inside the mother before the new universe has been born and then as a new independent universe?
Isn't it possible every life form on earth is a mini universe in it's own right!
Nature has enough analogies with its many evolving life forms and reproductive systems for use to draw many parallels from them.
Check my hub "Coping with Reality"
Many notable physicist believe that it is possible to have multiple universes in a grander cosmos known as the multi-verse. I've just read the book "The Hidden Reality" by Brian Greene about that.
The word universe was defined to be "everything we know". But everything we know back then turns out now to be not everything there is as we know today. Therefore we have to come up with a term "multi-verse" to include the universe of "everything that we thought we knew" to something more.
Not only is our universe expanding. But the rate of expansion is getting faster and faster. Until everything is so far apart and so cold that we end in the Big Freeze where all life cease to exists.
I wrote about this in my Hub: Our Universe is Expanding
Yes our Universe is expanding. The Univese will expand to get larger. the universes expansion is the only thing allowed to travel faster than the speed of light.
The Entity, called the Universe ... "Exists" in Human Awareness ...
Meaning, The Physical Totality called the Universe Exists "with-In" the Human Mind.
The Universe is neither Static, nor Dynamic ... its neither Expanding, nor Contracting ... it "Is" ... meaning Exists, In, The Ordination ...
In order to understand The Truth ... you have to understand The Law, Stated in Koran, that "Matter" per se, Exists, in the state of the myriads, of Distinct Paired Singularities ... Forms ... That Forms, Constitute the Existential's Totality.
That Forms Exist, in The Ordained Bonding of the Created, Physical, with the Granted, Ideal ... Unto, Human Awareness, of Being ... 'within' God's Granted Human Mind.
That Form, In, The Ordained Manifestation unto Human Awareness ... "Generates" its own Matter, Time, Space, and Energy.
Thus, Form, literally 'creates' the Matter, Time, Space, and Energy that Define it ... thus, Being
Thus, Form creates the Space, it occupies, in Being ... Meaning, Exists, In our living Awareness.
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