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14th Jan 2011, 5:42 PM in Strange Adventure!

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C. Glen Williams 14th Jan 2011, 5:42 PM edit delete
So apparently some physicists are "rebelling" against the idea of an infinite universe on the grounds that if the universe is infinite, then anything can happen. And if anything can happen, then the laws of physics are senseless. So they say that since the laws of physics aren't senseless, that means the universe must end, and... I'm simplifying this way too much. The point is that this is a rebellion to an idea which is fairly rebellious to begin with, which I think means we come full circle to the status quo.

Which is odd to me, because I always thought the point about science was that it was the best explanation we have at the moment about the way the world/universe works, and that it was open to changes based on new data. If something "impossible" happens, then it's obviously possible -- which means that science can explain it, it just hasn't previously.

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