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Flat Universe Society
The Flat Universe Society is dedicated to all those out there who believe in a single big bang, a single finite universe and a finite cosmos. Apparently, much like earlier members of the Flat Earth Society, these people are afraid they will fall off the edge of the universe if they go too far away from home. The current model of cosmology recognizes a single big bang (which came from nothing) and contained everything we can see or know about. This model is much the same as early man thinking the Earth was the center of everything and being afraid that he would "fall off" if he went too far. Some people still believe in the flat Earth model even though it has proven useless to science for all these years. I would propose that the situation is very similar today concerning the Flat Universe Society members who claim there was only a single big bang, and therefore it must have been the center of everything. Both models limit science and are unproductive.
There are many arguments against a single big bang model. The model proposed in Some Philosophical Observations on Cosmology, details a view of the cosmos that allows the cosmos itself to be infinite. This model shows that each big bang comes from an accumulation of black holes that have grown too large and thus recycle themselves as Big Bang Events. This model describes the cosmos as infinite, but each universe is described as being finite. Thus this model has multiple big bangs and multiple universes with each universe being finite, since it has a beginning and an ending. These multiple events can be viewed in the cosmic maps as large holes surrounded by "strings" of material.
Einstein said that there was no privileged point of view. (I defend this part of Einstein's position in The Philosophy of Space and Time). He said that all viewpoints are valid and that nature didn't favor one over the other. If all the material of the cosmos were in a single big bang, then shortly before the event, there would have been a single relationship of all things that existed. The center of the event would mark a frame of reference that would be unique for all the material of the event and would mark a frame of reference that would be "special" to all things that exist. But since Einstein said that there was no such frame of reference, then there couldnt have been a single big bang, since this would break the rule of no single frame of reference. My model of multiple big bangs doesn't have this problem.
So if you still want to join, here is the "order form."
I, ____________________________________, hereby declare that I believe there was only a single big bang and therefore a single universe. Since I believe this, I can't believe in infinity, or multiple big bangs, or more than a single universe, even though we can see more than one. Dated this ____ day of ________, 2001.
Or, if you want, you could read about an infinite model and how it Answers "A Brief History of Time." You might learn how black holes become big bangs. Or you could send me your arguments if you'd like to defend the current model of cosmology.
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(SPOC) From C to C^2
Black Holes Infinite Cosmos letter
Asteroid Capture Project
Flat Universe Society
Jean-Pierre's finite Cosmos Jean-Pierre2
Logical proof of an infinite cosmos sites overview Common
NASA contact page