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May10-11, 01:36 AM
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I would argue that proposal, binbots. Nothing exists amongst something all around us - like empty space between stars. It is difficult to prove the universe is either finite or infinite. Einstein surely thought it was infinite and I'm not inclined to argue with him. But, his logic was newtonian and he waffled a lot. WMAP suggests the universe is almost exactly flat - which implies it is infinite, or at least too close to call. What does that mean? A universe comprised of a finite amount of matter expanding into an endless void? An infinite amount of matter expanding into an even more endless void? The only relevant part, IMO, is the observable universe. Beyond that is the playground of mathematicians and philosophers - who remind us why our ancestors found theology appealing.