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Cyclic Model: True or Not?

  1. Dec 23, 2009 #1
    I was reading in some "Discover" magazine on the universe in which they were talking on the pre-Big Bang universe with this thing called the "cyclic model" developed by two astrophysicists by the names of Neil Turok and Paul Steinhardt. The theory basically states that the Big Bang is caused every certain number of billions of years, and has been and will be occurring infinitely by our universe colliding with a neighboring one.

    http://discovermagazine.com/2004/feb/cover/?searchterm=neil turok

    The article was a bit interesting, but I found it a bit suspicious. I don't know much about cosmology and such, so I want to hear from you smarter ones on whether or not this is a credible theory.
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