Re: Evidence for "Big Bang Theory"

Gil Hardwick (
Tue, 25 Apr 1995 02:12:42 GMT

In article <3nb4b7$>, Ken Smith ( writes:
>That right. Some day the universe may collapes into nothingness. This
>is called the big crunch. If there is enough mass in the universe to
>stop the expanding and cause contraction, eventually everywhere will be
>the same place.

Are you arguing here, Ken, that the "expanding universe" is all tied
together with some sort of elastic phenomenon like gravity, such that
it will all some day stretch to its limit and then time will reverse
and begin to pull it all back in again?

Better not mention such a thing to your military, who will be most
upset to see all their outstanding victories in war being undone.

Maybe the greenies will like the idea, being able to stand there and
watch the Gulf oil fires go out by themselves, all the photo-chemical
pollution being sucked back into car exhausts, and all the primordial
forests growing back again. That would be nice, I must admit.

Better not mention anything to Madhudvisa honey either, who'd be most
disconcerted that something might happen beyond our expectations.

I know John McCarthy would be upset too, seeing all his outstanding
contributions to the human condition being turned back into common or
garden variety silicon, and his Japanese Industrial Award being taken

And the evolutionary people . . .

He who refuses to qualify data is doomed to rant.
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