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  1. #1 Is it possible 
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    Is it possible that our universe is just one of the many universes seperated by a huge gap of nothingness so many light years apart the light would perhaps never reach us? How can we be so sure this is the one and only universe?


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    Excepting some religions most people mean "the everything" when they say "the universe". So, our everything is one of many everythings? Illogical.

    But the huge gap of "nothingness" you described sounds ordinary. It has light passing through so isn't really void is it? Most of space is like that.

    If you're wishing for alternatives to the Big Bang creation story, you have my sympathy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pong
    Excepting some religions most people mean "the everything" when they say "the universe". So, our everything is one of many everythings? Illogical.

    But the huge gap of "nothingness" you described sounds ordinary. It has light passing through so isn't really void is it? Most of space is like that.

    If you're wishing for alternatives to the Big Bang creation story, you have my sympathy.
    Would you say the universe is finite? If you classify empty space with light passing through as not being a void, then what if i light beam was emitted off of a sun on the outter-most area of the universe toward this empty space, it would go on forever and that would make existance basicly infinite, or would it just be turned back around by the gravatational pull of the matter in the universe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond K
    Would you say the universe is finite?
    I can't see how that is possible. Neither time nor scale.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond K
    what if i light beam was emitted off of a sun on the outter-most area of the universe toward this empty space, it would go on forever and that would make existance basicly infinite, or would it just be turned back around by the gravatational pull of the matter in the universe?
    Well then I'd feel cozy and special with everything revolving and expanding around me and my perception.

    I think these are religious problems.. like angels & pins. I don't mind admitting my belief practically religious also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pong
    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond K
    Would you say the universe is finite?
    I can't see how that is possible. Neither time nor scale.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond K
    what if i light beam was emitted off of a sun on the outter-most area of the universe toward this empty space, it would go on forever and that would make existance basicly infinite, or would it just be turned back around by the gravatational pull of the matter in the universe?
    Well then I'd feel cozy and special with everything revolving and expanding around me and my perception.

    I think these are religious problems.. like angels & pins. I don't mind admitting my belief practically religious also.
    What the hell does that mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond K
    Is it possible that our universe is just one of the many universes seperated by a huge gap of nothingness so many light years apart the light would perhaps never reach us? How can we be so sure this is the one and only universe?
    If this universe is finite (I feel it is), eternal (never began or will end) and other universe exist (possible) and then obviously finite themselves and energy (light) is eternal (unless absorbed) then this energy could never be so distant that some would not enter our universe. The question would be understanding whats seen, which is questionable with in our own. Remember nothing in our universe as matter, exist for 10-15 billion years as that matter, so we think or by how we measure. The same should be true for those others. There is a whole lot of every magnitude of energy already in space and nothing imagined or seen is likely around today (past 10-12 BLY) and new energy has not yet reached us. Kind of 'zero plus gain' for available energy to observe...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond K
    Is it possible that our universe is just one of the many universes seperated by a huge gap of nothingness so many light years apart the light would perhaps never reach us? How can we be so sure this is the one and only universe?
    Yes it is possible. What you are describing is called a multiverse. There are many different variants on this idea which you can read about in this wiki link.
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