Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Infinite cyclic universe

The cyclic universe must normally start with a finite - although large - number of cycles because the entropy grows according to the second law of thermodynamics.

Lauris Baum and Paul Frampton offer their

in which they propose a way for dark energy to break the second law of thermodynamics so that an infinite number of cycles becomes possible. You will see many things that you normally don't do with the arrow of time.

1 comment:

  1. What are your feelings on the Baum-Frampton model? Is it another failed attempt to propose a cyclical universe?

    Also, is it proposing an infinite future or an infinite past as well? The theory hangs on the "coming back empty idea" so does that mean it when the new universes form, they're devoid of matter? If my understanding is correct, then that would be a infinite into the future idea.

    Thank you, I trust your opinion.