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The big bang didn't really happen.

I forgot about this one. The universe is a four dimensional sphere (so is a black hole) that has no edge or centre. Everywhere is in the centre from its own perspective, like the surface of the Earth. When you look across a curved surface the light waves get stretched making them red shifted, and obviously more red shifted the further away you look. If you travel in straight line in any direction (including time) you would eventually end up back where you started. You wouldn't remember though if you did it in time because you can't get information through a singularity, even if that's not what it would look like if you were actually there.

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The exceptionally simple theory of everything by Garret Lisi http://www.ted.com/talks/garrett_lisi_on_his_theory_of_everything.html is 248 circles wrapped around each other to produce the E8 shape. I've believed that this theory is true ever since I first saw it and I think it will be confirmed very soon by the LHC. I think that the four dimensions that we're aware of are also spherical in nature and that looking across its curved surface causes the red shift associated with dark energy, and that looking across space to the other side of the universe causes the illusion of everything condensing into a singularity which is the cause of dark flow, and that looking back in time has the exact same effect of creating the illusion of everything condensing into a singularity. In an eternal universe there's plenty of time for black dwarves to form, which could also explain dark matter as well. Three for one and farewell to the beginning of time, all using an extended special theory of relativity. (:

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    Aug 29 2012: When I was young and naive, I used to explain how "God" didn't create the universe, but it was born with a big bang.
    Now I see it's the same thing. The BB theory is just another step in our understanding, sort of a scientific explanation of the old testament.
    My simplified idea is the one of constant pulsing of the universe, that never started and will never end. Unfortunately, or finite nature makes it really hard to comprehend that we are not the measure of things, and just because we die, doesn't mean that the universe has an expiery date.
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      Sep 10 2012: To be honest I've never liked it having a beginning. It just didn't make sense to me and I used to think it was a bouncing universe (infinite loop of big bangs and big crunches). I'm glad there's a far simply explanation. Actually I think we are the measure of things , in a literal sense, and the universe wouldn't exist without us but that's another conversation. http://www.ted.com/conversations/13479/we_create_the_universe.html

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