Ok, someone was kind enough to point out to me recently the obvious fact that the universe must be much larger than what we can see. Suddenly I feel like I'm literally trying to fit all of it into my head! I've always had this nagging feeling about inflation, but it's never come up to the surface enough to warrant any investigation. Could it be that inflation was caused simply by the fact that all of that matter (or energy doubling as matter, or whatever) simply couldn't occupy the same points in space? Like the universe inflated until it was large enough to obey the exclusion principle? I can't tell if these are crazed ramblings or just naive questions. Anyone want to shed some light? Name a book? A URL?