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  1. #1 How did you first hear about "Infinite Space?" 
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    How did you first hear about "Infinite Space?" Was about 10 years ago, im quite interested to what went about?

    I invented it at age 10 then when was 25 was playing a game called "Crash bandicoot" on the playstation 1 and i said, "Someones been thinking!"

    That was it!

    What did you hear?


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    Was thinking the other day, that the universe was many times different than it is now, there was a time before gravity, electricity and others. The point is how was it different? And how will it be in the future?

    .Big bang, may be, but Im guessing that many times it did not work out and the universe "changed" many times as each force/energy developed.

    The "Super collider" experiments, what a laugth, wish I was invited.


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    I'm not sure but 4 or 5 decades ago...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MeteorWayne View Post
    I'm not sure but 4 or 5 decades ago...
    Don't believe you!

    Only thing I can remotly think of was "We could be inside the thingernail of an animal" from the "Animal House" film.

    Show me old proof.

    Else it will have to be "Griffiths's thory of infinite space".
    Space surrounds solid, and the sides of space is defined by the sides of solid.

    I kept it to myself for 15 years, I let out a hint of it and within a short while i receved the idea of , space goes out so far it goes back to the beginning", a good laugth but to believe it is true seems plain silly.

    Space surrounds solid!
    It alway does!

    I feel robbed!
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    Wasn't the idea that space was infinite the standard model from the time of Newton?

    I remember seeing Fred Hoyle on TV still arguing (increasingly desperately, it struck me) for his Steady State theory ... back in the 1960s?
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    I first read about it as a child of 11 years, in late 1978, when I got the Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Astronomy for Christmas (I asked for it, by the way!). I have therefore known of the concept for all of my teenage and adult life.
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    It looks like the idea goes back at least to 1584.
    Infinity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    In ancient cosmologies, the sky was perceived as a solid dome, or firmament.[9] In 1584, Bruno proposed an unbounded universe in On the Infinite Universe and Worlds: "Innumerable suns exist; innumerable earths revolve around these suns in a manner similar to the way the seven planets revolve around our sun. Living beings inhabit these worlds."
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    About thirty-five plus years ago, but it seemed quite natural concept at the time, until he said it was expanding.

    The teacher apologiesed next day, after saying I was being silly when I pointed out that expanding infinite space would mean distant stuff traveling faster than light.
    I believe in nothing, but trust gravity to hold me down and the electromagnetic force to stop me falling through
    Physics is the search for the best model not the truth, as only mythical beings know that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PetTastic View Post
    The teacher apologiesed next day, after saying I was being silly when I pointed out that expanding infinite space would mean distant stuff traveling faster than light.
    But that is true in a finite universe as well.
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    Yup, even infinity can expand!
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