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RE: RE: Universe As Flat: Yes, Space Is Still Curved

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Posted by Richard Ruquist on May 16, 2000 12:47:01 UTC

It must be bad to respond to your own post, but I am feeling the strong urge to share the idea of the configuration of space within the horizon of a black hole, but outside its singularity.

Since time becomes the radial coordinate within the horizon. Then necessarily 3-d space becomes a 2-d surface. Going back in time, the size of the 2-d surface incorporating the 3-d continually shrinks until the vicinity of the singularity is reached.

In some sense this is the exact opposite of our expanding universe. Our flat universe is like a 3-d surface expanding in 4-d space-time. Since in a flat universe, time can go to infinity, we exist in an infinite space-time universe. We just exist at a point in time where the universe is still finite.

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