kottke.org posts about bigbang

Three trillion years from now, the universe

Three trillion years from now, the universe will be observably static, the Milky Way alone, and scientists of the day likely won’t be able to “infer that the beginning involved a Big Bang”.


Stephen Hawking and Thomas Hertog are publishing

Stephen Hawking and Thomas Hertog are publishing a paper that argues that the universe “began in just about every way imaginable” simultaneously and then most of the possibilites withered away with the rest blending together to make the current universe.


Maybe the universe is a trillion years

Maybe the universe is a trillion years old and has experienced several big bangs and big collapses over the years. “People have inferred that time began then, but there really wasn’t any reason for that inference. What we are proposing is very radical. It’s saying there was time before the big bang.”


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