Comment PH Re: That is interesting..


Ripples in Gravitational Waves May Confirm Big Bang and Expansion Theory


That is interesting.. (Score: 2, Insightful)

by on 2014-03-19 12:24 (#P4)

I was watching a program a few weeks ago which talked about inflation being one of the multiple competing theories vying for title of the "current best theory", it's good to see that they have been able to get some solid proof to support it.

Re: That is interesting.. (Score: 2, Insightful)

by on 2014-03-19 13:16 (#P7)

The article references, towards the end, one of the proponents of a competing theory, who is gracious and congratulatory, but somewhat skeptical, as you'd expect from a scientist. He's looking forward to more data that confirms the theory. I found myself thinking about this all night: what an amazing discovery, if it holds. What's the name of that theory where the universe is going to expand out to some point, then collapse, then reemerge like a bubble that inverts itself, constantly rebirthing the universe? I like that theory, because I love the idea of a periodic crash-and-burn.

Re: That is interesting.. (Score: 1)

by on 2014-03-19 16:54 (#PH)

I actually really liked the multiverse one, where it was bubbles containing the universe popping into and out of existence, the math on all of them is way over my head though.

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