Friday, May 3, 2013

The Infinite and Eternal Nature of the Universe - By Terrence A. Lynch

The existence of God as the creator of the universe is negated by the fact that the space-time continuum is infinite. Having no beginning nor end, the universe continues into infinity, our present having arisen from an infinite past which leads into an infinite future. Thus there never was a creation and it is therefore false for God to be envisioned as creator of the universe.

Primary Question: What is the true nature of the universe?

Philosophers, theologians and ultimately cosmologists have theorized about the nature of the universe since the first man and woman gazed upward at the heavens. In the infancy of humanity it was natural to assume that an omnipotent, almighty being created the universe, that the universe was made by God. Yet is a god really necessary for the creation of the universe? 

As one looks further and further into the heavens it becomes obvious that all the elements of the universe, stars, solar systems, galaxies, etc. are in various states of transition. Stars live and die. Entire galaxies collide. There are great cosmic catastrophes. The components of our universe are in a dynamic, ever changing state. 

Hence it seems quite unlikely that any omnipotent god created the universe any more than a god is necessary for stars or star systems to live and die. More than likely the universe is in as state of constant change and flux just as is all its components. 

Herein is proposed the theory of an infinite or eternal universe (infinite in terms of time and duration of existence; hence, the eternal universe). The basic principles which prescribe an eternal universe are set forth and the models which support and enable such an eternal universe are explained. Also further questions are given for study, debate and to challenge the intellictual that this endeavor may lead to developing better proofs, models or unified field theories to support the theory of an infinite and eternal universe.  

Principles indicative of a universe which has an infinite existence

(1) Time is infinite. The universe has always existed and will continue to exist for eternity. Therefore the Big Bang or any other theory of cosmology which suggest the universe has a finite existence if a false and mythical concept.

(2) There is no point in the universe that is not in motion. Because the principle of the mythical Big Bang would require an initial point of convergence for all material of the universe, this is not possible as that point would be in motion and it would be impossible for all matter of the universe to converge or ever reach a moving point. This in and of itself negates the idea of the Big Bang.

(3) Space is that summation of all points in the universe. Being in constant motion, space is an infinite flux. The shape of the space-time continuum is that of a sinusoidal flux. This may be envisioned if one draws a straight line. Then imagine a cylinder or tunnel around this line. The cylinder is constricted at points much line a hour glass to form a hyperbola, one end of the hour glass's hyperbola leading into the next end of the hour glass's hyperbola. The minimum central point of this hyperbolic convergence is what inside observers see as the point at which the mythical Big Bang occurred, the point of convergence. However this point is in motion and constitutes a line about which the constriction in the space-time continuum occurs such that the flux of the universe continues into infinity and if projected over time might be imagined as an infinite train of hour glasses.

(4) The universe progresses along an infinite time line; ie, the space-time continuum along which is the universe progresses has no beginning nor end. Time is a paradox without a beginning or end; indeed, without a point which may be pinned down or marked at any given instant, given as soon as one sets a point of time it has vanished into the future. It is this paradox which comes into play when one progresses upon that journey of the imagination back in time to some point close to the mythical Big Bang. At that point of convergence of all matter and energy you would find that the universe (time-space continuum) looks like a hyperbola which has just reached its minimum.

(5) A projection of the universe through time would have the appearance of a fluctuating space-time continuum. If you could follow the expanding, contracting web of the space-time continuum it would appear much like a tunnel, a contracting, expanding sinusoidal wave or hour glass. The symbol for an infinite universe is ! (an exclamation mark or a five pointed asterisk type exclamation mark) which represents the point we perceive to be the mythical Big Bang from an inside observer's perspective), but if we could be outside the universe, of perpetual existence, would see as a point in an endless space-time continuum.

(6) It is impossible to preceive at any given instance the shape of the universe. One must realize that at any given point in time the universe has a configuration somewhere along the line of time's projection, yet its past and future configuration can not be seen as it does not yet exist, or having been no longer exists. Hence the paradox of the infinite universe is that its configuration, past, present or future, may never be known, only projected as a probability. The infinite nature of time as a line upon which the universe progresses (thus giving a universe which is infinite in terms of its existence) negates creation and hence the idea that God created the universe is void. The universe exists without God as its creator. Of course God the omnipotent may exist as a belief such God having nothing to do with cosmology or the creation of the universe and being a concern of human ethics and morality. 

(7) The mythical Big Bang is really an illusion given the infinite nature of the space-time continuum along which or through which the universe progresses. Since we can not see into the future we may only project into the future to prescribe the probable nature of the universe based upon our perception of past events. We may similarly project into the past yet we can not project beyond that point at which the universe is in flux and has a convergence. For this reason one may falsely conclude that the universe came into existence in an instance. Yet the fact this is false is given once one realizes that time is infinite and all matter in the universe which is in motion would never be able to converge upon a single point; that the very momentum of matter in a space-time continuum serves as an engine which drives the universe through an infinite cycle of flux. 

[To be completed...]

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Author: Terrence A. Lynch

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