The universe will end, apparently, but 不能保证实现的诺言？
The universe began in a Big Bang about 13.7 billion years ago and has been expanding at an ever accelerating rate ever since.
According to standard cosmology models the most likely outcome for the universe is that it will expand forever.
But a team of physicists led by Raphael Bousso from the University of California, Berkeley, claim their calculations show the universe will end.
By introducing [an arbitrary cut-off for the average life of a universe], they say there is "a 50-50 chance of the universe ending in the next 3.7 billion years."
(ABC, 8 October 2010)
RJOctober 08, 2010, 06:43 AM
The big bang is also now in question. quantum time theory says there is no time zero and "M" theory (membrane) says there are many universes parallel to each other, separated by a very small distance in a dimension we can not see. Every trillion years or so these "branes" bump at some point creating a transfer or energy that looks to us like a big bang that originated from a singularity, but there really is no, or are no, singularities.
Besides, everybody knows the world ends in 2012.
bodaweiOctober 08, 2010, 07:24 AM
'Besides, everybody knows the world ends in 2012.'
Oh good, the idea of infinity terrifies me. Do you know when exactly? Because I don't want to take out a 12 month ChinesePod subscription if I'm not going to use it.