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Infinite And Eternal

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Posted by Don Jarvis on April 23, 2003 12:18:52 UTC

I assume the universe is infinite and eternal. If it's infinite there's no place else for things to happen. If it's eternal it was never created and cannot be recreated.
If those assumptions are correct the universe must be unstable. Both past and future are infinite. If a thing can happen it will have happened already. It doesn't mean the conjunction of events will always be the same. I assume space is immaterial, therefore not susceptible to bending or straightening. I assume the gravitational force will bring together and compact matter progressively to the point of fission which will generate short term forces orders of magnitude greater than gravity, sufficient to disperse the aggregated matter, overcoming gravity temporarily, permitting the process to repeat. If the aggregate is sufficiently isolated from other aggregates, it could repeat with no addition or loss of matter. It's not likely that there are any totally isolated regions so the process would not repeat infinitely.

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