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Re: The Inquiring Mind Wants To Know

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Posted by Greg Armel/">Greg Armel on May 27, 1999 03:35:15 UTC

Yanniru: Greg: Apparently you do not believe in the General Theory of Relativity and so it is quite difficult to address your statements above. But for starters the point of the big bang was in all space. It was everywhere that space existed. All space existed only at that point. There was no void outside the point. As the universe expanded it was finite and still is finite and if you go far enough in one direction, like the circle in 2-D, you will come back to the starting point. And there is no way that we know that we are not looking at thwe same galaxies. : But then you don't believe in Relativity, so none of this can make sense to you. Hello Yanniru, I don't know of anything that I spoke of that is not consistant with the Theory of General Relativity. The Big-Bang started from a singularity where everything, including space, was contained in an area smaller then the dot of an i. Everything outside of that at that time was void, and that void is Eternal. We can look in one direction and see for Billions of Light Years. We can turn 180 degrees and see for Billions of Light Years without seeing the same galaxies that we saw the first time. We can do the same thing at 90 and 270 degrees. We can tell when we are seeing the same galaxy in two places due to a gravitational lens so apparently we can tell when we are looking at the same galaxy. The Hubble Team at Nasa has just announced that they have determined the Hubble Constant to within 10% so the age of the Universe is now consistant with the age of everything in it and it is consistant with the big-bang theory. Lastly, until gravity checks the expansion of the Universe you can go in one direction without ending up at the starting point because it is expanding before you. Nice Try though. :o)

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