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Re: BIG BANG

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Posted by Bruce Jensen/">Bruce Jensen on June 2, 1997 16:42:52 UTC

: SCHWARZCHILD EQUATION R=2GM/C**2 CALCULATES RADIUS : (EVENT HORIZON) OF BH. IF WE EXTEND THE EQUATION, : WHEN THE UNIVERSE WAS A SINGULARITY AND ASSUMING THE : MASS OF UNIVERSE 10**56 GMS EVENT HORIZON BECOMES : MORE THAN 10 BILLION LIGHT YEARS. IN LIGHT OF THIS : BIG BANG WAS IMPOSSIBLE, BECAUSE MATTER COULD NOT : ESCAPE THE EVENT HORIZON THAT LARGE FOR THE UNIVERSE : TO GET BORN IN THAT WAY.

This is an interesting point, but it assumes that all of the mass of the universe existed in spacetime at the single precise moment of creation. Consider two things: (1) The universe, in that early period, expanded largely through the process of inflation, wherein gravity would have had little effect to prevent the actual inflation of spacetime with the tremendous volume and rates that the expansion achieved at that time; (2) for all that we know, the mass of the universe could have flowed gradually enough from the false vacuum / virtual soup to yield a very postive balance of energy, in which any effects of gravity wuld have been completely overcome by internal pressures of expansion. Further, the original singularity may not have been (in fact probably wasn't) the same thing as a black hole, either in our spacetime or any other set of dimensions. What was it, really? Goodness knows, and for that we may ultimately have to look to a spiritual answer if we exhaust all of our scientific remedies...Bruce

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