Given: - Entropy is the measure of ordered states of a system. - At the creation of the universe from the Big Bang event, all matter was in a more primitive form (eg: quarks instead of hadrons). - Dark Energy is providing a mechanism by which the universe may forever expand. Hypothetical scenario: - Consider that Dark Energy not being as plentiful as estimated. - The universe is observed to be decelerating in its expansion, which may eventually lead to a contraction. - Then eventually the universe may lead to a Big Crunch. Consequential conjecture: - It might be presumed that matter will transform to primitives as had originated during the Big Bang. - It might be presumed that all primitive matter is arranged into a more compacted volume. - It could be imagined that this compacted volume would have fewer ordered arrangements (permutations) than how the current universe is arranged. - Then one could conclude that the entropy of a Big Crunch is lower than the current state of the universe. Questions: - Would a collapsing (non-expanding) universe imply a reversal of the Second Law of Thermodynamics? - Would a collapsing universe demonstrate that the mechanics of the universe is a reversible (thermodynamic) process.