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Any ideas on this hypothesis concerning the universe?

  1. Jul 31, 2014 #1
    According to the Poincare recurrence theorem - certain systems will, after a sufficiently long but finite time, return to a state very close to the initial state.

    and according to wikipedia - a quantum fluctuation or vacuum fluctuation is the temporary change in the amount of energy in a point in space,as explained in Werner Heisenberg's uncertainty principle.

    and according to wikipedia again - a bubble of lower-energy vacuum could come to exist by chance or otherwise in our universe, and catalyze the conversion of our universe to a lower energy state in a volume expanding at nearly the speed of light, destroying all that we know without forewarning. Chaotic Inflation theory suggests that the universe may be in either a false vacuum or a true vacuum state.

    Is it possible that in a universe such as ours that expands forever and reaches heat death will have regions where all these occurrences happen at the same time; thereby birthing a new stable universe that is part of, yet separate from our own.
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  3. Jul 31, 2014 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    That is one of the ideas - yes. One of the more popular ideas is that our own Universe is a result of some such quantum fluctuation. There is no way to tell if it is possible in our Universe though ... you need to come up with the maths. I think CI tends to fall over for being too complicated - but fun.

    Note: quantum fluctuations occur very close to the same state ... automatically satisfying Poincare recurrence ;)
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