Big Bang X ?

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    Very interesting and likely?

    Was the Big Bang Preceded by Another Universe (Which Was Preceded by Another Universe)? | Popular Science

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    Assuming the laws of conservation of matter and conservation of energy are true and are not suspended in the conditions that cause the Big Bang, this is highly likely.

    There are also theories out there on a potentially infinite number of universes existing in the same space at different planes of existence.

    It's all speculation, really. But fun to think about.
     
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    i;ve always thought that the big bang works along the lines of expanding for a few billion years, then retracts for a few more until a black hole swallows the whole thing, there is a build up of energy, then it starts over again..
     
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    So far, we're all in agreement. Makes sense to me.
     
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    It does make sense, actually. And for the bibliophiles, the original words of the bible were "In *A* beginnig", not "in *the* beginning"...
     
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    I think we are just repeating over and over again, thus you get deja vu..

    that aside, fi you have read Stephen King's the dark tower, what happens to the Gunslinger at the end is pretty similar...
     
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    i think we break off and move on...not repeating....but coming back
     
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    Isn't that the Hindu concept of the universe, that it repeatedly gets destroyed and reborn?
     
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    I tried, quite poorly, to explain the cycle in another thread about a year and a half ago.

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/science-and-technology/65844-the-universe-eternal-or-no-11.html

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/science-and-technology/65844-the-universe-eternal-or-no-13.html
     

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