Infinite Universe

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Infinite Universe

Postby Chad » Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:02 am

In a 2019 journal paper (video with link to paper in description: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqgKXQM8FpU&t=177s ) it was concluded that dark energy might not exist because it did measurements on all parts of the sky whereas the 1998 paper that concluded the universe expands only measured from one part of the sky. Moreover, it was found that our galaxy and others are simply moving in one direction while other galaxies are moving on other directions. Therefore, I believe that this could dispel the theory of the Big Bang and the inflationary universe, as 'Abdu'l-Baha said:
"Apart from this, absolute non-existence lacks the capacity to attain existence. If the universe were pure nothingness, existence could not have been realized. Thus, as that Essence of Oneness, or divine Being, is eternal and everlasting—that is, as it has neither beginning nor end—it follows that the world of existence, this endless universe, likewise has no beginning. To be sure, it is possible for some part of creation—one of the celestial globes—to be newly formed or to disintegrate, but the other countless globes would continue to exist and the world of existence itself would not be disrupted or destroyed. On the contrary, its existence is perpetual and unchanging."

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Re: Infinite Universe

Postby Jonah » Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:19 am

Interesting points! On questions of cosmology, I often think back to Momen's article "Relativism: A Basis For Bahá'í Metaphysics".


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