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Posted by S.H. Le on October 14, 1999 23:27:49 UTC

Fellow forumeers! It's the rudimentary physics student, taking a lame stab in the dark again; so please indulge me if your patience will permit.

I recall hearing that the big bang might not be the very first event ever to occur. It's been explained to me since the universe seems to be expanding, it will eventually reach a stretch threshold. When this happens, the universe will then begin to collapse in on itself into an infantesimal point, then a huge explosion will occur as a rebound from the collapsing effect, causing the universe to expand again. It's been suggested to me that this has been occuring since eternity, and big bangs have and will always occur again and again in the future. Is this theory currently valid or has been disproved and hopelessly outdated?

I wouldn't want to be accused of using an outdated argument now, (though I probably will be), but if this is true, that means that the universe and the laws of physics are constantly being recreated with every big bang. It also means that the universe has always existed. If so, then the possiblity that the universe has always existed renders the need for God as an explanation useless.

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