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Do we limit our perception by focusing on one Big Bang. What if there were more than one Big Bang? Would an additional galactic system modify a cycle of expansion and collapse?
Quote from: Expectant_Philosopher on 13/03/2014 20:21:16Do we limit our perception by focusing on one Big Bang. What if there were more than one Big Bang? Would an additional galactic system modify a cycle of expansion and collapse?To be honest, this question has puzzled many of us. My own opinion about this is suspect but I'll offer it for your consumption anyway:The Big bang that we understand as the beginning of our universe was only a local event in the much larger infinite bulk. Our space, defined as our local universe, is composed of a vast field of electromagnetic/gravitational energy. Without this field, material existence would not be possible and therefore would resemble the bulk outside our present environment. The bulk is truly a nothingness but I would not call it space because material existence would be impossible there. Only where a field exists is such an existence possible. I therefore make a sharp distinction between the two terms; "The Bulk & Space" The word space infers a place where something can reside and such is the universal field within which we live. But the Bulk can not be considered as a space or place within which something might exist. In fact, the Bulk can't support any existence whatsoever, without an enveloping field, the bulk is true nothingness.This of course will sound like a contradiction because I've placed island universes within this so-called bulk. Some will say that because island universes reside within the bulk, that the bulk is not true nothingness. When taken as the infinite whole, that would be a true statement. But I'm drawing a fine line between these two terms; The Bulk and Space. Where there is the Bulk, there is nothingness. Where there is space, there is a field within which existence is possible. The Bulk in indeed infinite. And there may exist an infinity of island universes within this greater bulk. Each island universe is finite, having limits on both dimension and mass/energy content. And each springing from an individual and local Big Bang. I would feel more comfortable calling this multitude of Big Bangs only whimpers when viewed on the grand scale of things. An infinity of tiny sparks occurring with the infinite Bulk.