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    THE ORIGIN OF OUR UNIVERSE
    BY SUHAIL JALBOUT

    The greatest mystery that provokes thought in mankind is the origin of our universe. For thousands of years, philosophers and scientists have tried to find an answer to this conundrum, but without unanimity of opinions.

    I believe that the initial step to understanding the origin of our universe commences by answering this question: Does void exist? The answer is mandatory to figure out what existed in space before the universe was there. If space was empty, then where did matter and energy come from? How can nothingness produce a universe? On the other hand, if matter and energy existed in space, then it is possible for a universe to be created.

    Man created vacuum. This was performed in laboratories, in the production of equipment used in industrial applications, and in manufactured consumable items such as incandescent light bulbs. He was able to perform these tasks only because matter (material) existed. However, he is unable to reverse the process and create matter from void. Thus, we conclude that the application of matter can produce void but void cannot produce matter.

    Since void is the absence of matter and energy, we cannot study void but we can study matter and energy. There is no available method by which we can measure how much void is in a certain space, while we can perform all the possible calculations on matter and energy. Consequently, void is only a term coined by man to describe what happens when there is no matter and energy present in space. This implies that matter and energy always existed in the infinite space; it exists at the present time, and will continue to exist for ever.

    From this line of logic, it is possible to understand how our universe or any other universe was formed. Interaction between the elements of matter can create galaxies, stars, and planets simply by application of the laws of physics, chemistry, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, etc. They are the “universe DNA” which performs the process of creating a universe.

    It seems that everything that exists in our universe has a life span. It ranges from few seconds to billions of years. Man experiences the birth and death of living forms on Earth every day. He also has evidence from satellites revealing the death of stars and galaxies and the birth of new stars and galaxies. This is taking place while our universe is still in existence. The first thinking man appeared on planet Earth after the solar system was in existence for 4.6 billion years. When our Sun dies and disintegrates, modern man will no longer exist on planet Earth. It is quite possible that a new star will be born with intelligent life on one of its planets who will wonder where this universe came from. This may happen while our universe is still in existence.

    If we assume that whatever applies at the micro level also applies at the macro, then our universe itself has a limited life span. As matter and energy always existed in the infinite space, that space contains billions of universes. Some are disintegrating. Others are born. As energy connects everything that exists in our universe (stars to stars, stars to galactic cores, galaxies to galaxies, and black holes to black holes), logic dictates that all exiting universes are also interconnected by energy. If a universe supplies more energy to neighboring universes than it receives, this universe will expand and ultimately it will join other universes overloading them with energy. I believe this is what is happening to our present universe because it is expanding. However, if a universe receives more energy from neighboring universes than it transmits, this universe will be overloaded beyond its physical limits and it will close on itself. Black holes will start the process of consuming their respective galaxy and then consuming each other until all the matter of the universe will end up in either one or many unstable huge black holes with gigantic amounts of energy and matter. These black holes will explode in a chain reaction, because they are interconnected and cannot maintain their equilibrium and stability, releasing matter and energy back into pace. The released elements will recombine to form a new universe and the cycle goes on. I think the echo that exists in our present universe is the remains of the explosion of a previous universe.

    In conclusion, I believe that our universe was created from the matter and energy that always existed in space. It is possible that this hypothesis may unify different opinions with regards to the origin of our universe because the origin of matter is no more debatable.


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    The good thing about the universe is that there is no right or wrong answers, since no one knows for sure. People like to count stars, because no one can ever prove that they are wrong. In a sense your essay is like this.

    Some of my thoughts on this.
    1. You seem to hinting strongly towards a multiverse model of the universe, that many separate, distinct universes large and small exist outside our own in a multiverse, each with their own laws of physics. Maybe you can put it more explicitly as I do not really get the gist of what your saying.

    2. I get the gist of your view of the world that it defies our understanding of how matter and energy could have been created, and if u follow the BBT, how could an universe explode suddenly from a singularity into the universe that we live today. But how then would you explain for the cosmic radiation that permeates the universe, which has already been readily proven to exist by the CMBR? If your theory follows correctly, am I wrong to say that matter and energy should continue to enter into this universe, and hence elevate the background cosmic radiation at higher energy levels.

    3.Thirdly, your theory still does not explain the problem of how matter and energy got here in the first place. It could not appear out of thin air.

    Perhaps you could go about thinking along those lines. Good luck.


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    Thank you Cytosine12 for your contribution. I shall try to answer as follows:

    1. I believe our present universe is finite while the space in which it exists is infinite. If matter in our space produced our universe, logic dictates that the matter and energy that exits in the infinite space will produce multi-universes. Why our universe should be a special case?

    2. I thought I was clear on this issue. Because our universe is expanding, this means that our universe is supplying energy to neighboring universes more than it receives. This will imply that the echo that exists in our universe will eventually disappear.

    3. If space was empty, then one will definitely wonders from where matter and energy came from. But if matter and energy existed in space, it is invalid to ask the question: From where matter and energy come from? All what we experience on the planet Earth and every other location in space is a by-product of the existence of matter and energy. Even void cannot be produced or exist without the presence of matter and energy. I think we have to accept the fact that matter and energy always existed.
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    I'm sorry your theory makes no logical sense.

    Our universe supplies energy to other universes? What basis do you determine that? Do you have any equations? Any insight? Any logical reason for thinking that?

    You last question. You think matter and energy always existed? I do not. It makes good sense if you have an understanding of superstring theory regarding multiverses. Although, that theory which has a strong scientific following the energy comes from parent universes as they create baby universes. Perhaps a white hole or a BBT event. Please understand, I'm not discounting your theory flat out. Just asking for your reasoning of proof or logic.
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    The OP is correct: the universe never begun. That is the only scientifically and/or philosophically acceptable belief. This is because it is an absurdity to describe things that do not exist, or to say things came from nothing because nothing does not exist. All our universe does is change, it did not begin and it cannot end. String theory is futile in this situation because it avoids the main point: even if our universe was made from strings, what made the strings? How did they begin? The point is that fundamental entities that exist never began to exist: they always existed. There are many ways that this can be shown, one is by realising that time does not physically exist: that is, there is no past or future that exists: only what we refer to as "the present" exists, and things just change within the present. Time does not "flow", we can easily show this by noting that clocks actually do not measure what we once thought was "time", but they just compare the rate of motion of two or more events.
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    I wish to add the following to Waveman22 post:

    Since every universe has a life span, this means that matter and energy come from the exploded universes and the new universes are reborn from the released matter. This process constitutes a complete cycle.
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    Since every universe has a life span, this means that matter and energy come from the exploded universes and the new universes are reborn from the released matter.
    No, our universe doesnt necessarily have a life span. What has shown this? Matter and energy come from the exploded universes? What do you have that proves other universes exist? Even if they did, then the original question still remains: where did they come from? I think your view on this matter has been influenced by the belief that the universe is apparantly expanding. The only evidence that this is true is the redshift. It has been postulated by many scientists that the cosmological redshift is not nessesarily caused by the motion of galaxies as space apparantly expands. So until the true cause of the red shift is found, it is of little use using it to support the beggining of a universe.
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    Terry Pratchett has the best answer for this I think.
    'Things just happen. What the hell.'
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    The wise man believes half of what he reads. If he knew which half to believe, he'd be a much wiser man.
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