"The biggest fuss about BICEP2 and Linde (chaotic) inflation is due to their anti-theological ground-shaking consequences. It's about disproving Big Bang the way a Catholic priest designed it one century ago based on Genesis. Then his Jesuit…"
"There was once a point made during a conversation about 'C'. A case was made that the 'point' of intersection between two yard sticks, connected at one end, then turned into each other, can exceed 'C'. Since this is…"
"As I understand it, what you're saying about special and general relativity breaking down in describing the big bang is correct. However in general relativity, cosmic inflation and the speed of light are not considered to be in conflict. C…"
"Regarding the conflict between the inflation model and the speed of light, the general reply, I think, is that the physical laws we know were likely not in effect for a while at the very beginning of the Big Bang."
"When I first heard of the 'inflation' model I thought that there was a serious problem concerning the expansion exceeding the speed of light for that first few seconds. I have still not heard/read an explanation.
I had wondered if the…"
"More than one physicist believes that with every choice you make (and the same might be said for anything that could go this way or that) a new universe is created by simple branching. If you are trying to decide between a hamburger or reheating…"
"You are obviously taking this way to serious. I was just throwing a thought out there to see if it would stick.
So . . . I digress
According to MIT cosmologist Max Tegmark, there are four levels of parallel universes:
Level 1: An…"
"The recent (possibly Nobel-prize worthy) discovery of gravitational waves and cosmic inflation-- scientific evidence that the universe expanded in the big bang from a tiny point to immense size in a few trillions of a second-- means there is now…"