Can someone briefly describe what the Pulsating Universe Theory is?
Brief little important notes about what it is please... i really don't understand it.
- NoPlateLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Very briefly, it is a reference to a "closed universe". The universe starts with a quick expansion (the Big Bang) which continues for many billions of years, gradually slowing down due to gravity. Eventually gravity overwhelms the expansion and it stops, then everything starts to collapse back together. Eventually everything gets crushed back into one tiny speck, when another Big Bang starts the process over again.
For better or worse, this theory is out of favor. Recent measurements show the universe is still expanding - and the expansion is *speeding up*. Current theory says eventually everything will be so far from everything else we won't be able to see the nearest stars - they'll be too far away.
- SusanLv 44 years ago
Problematic here is the definition of the word 'Universe' which technically means 'Everything that Exists' Hence by definition there cannot be 'another' Universe, or a parallel one, or an alternate one. Nor can God be 'outside' the Universe. Because the Universe is EVERYTHING that exists. There is no 'outside' of the Universe because the Universe by definition has no bounds. However when people say Universe, they typically mean the 'known' Universe and there is plenty of space 'outside' of that & the possibility of much that is technically 'inside' but largely unobservable. Also it's both incredible presumptive & profoundly illogical to say the Big Bang originated anything. The Big Bang is a theoritical point in time when all the matter in the known Universe exploded from. But to presume this primal matter/energy arose from nothing is to posit an effect without a cause.. which is the very definition of illogical. Why would any rational human presume that to be the case.
- notblindu2Lv 61 decade ago
That is another name for the big bang followed by the big crunch theory.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
there is no such scientific theory
sounds like something from a sci-fi story
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- 1 decade ago
i would go wiht the "noplate" guys answer