I have always asked this question and never thought it to be true. For one my logic tells me one of the two statements would have to be correct. Either the universe is expanding at infinity any units of measurement per second because any unit at infinity per sec is infinity.

Or the next which would almost seem too good to be true for someone like me trying to prove it is not infinite. If it is expanding any slower than the above statement, how could it be infinite if an infinite amount of time has not passed yet. It is much easier for me to believe the first statement then second statement and I am truly stuck in this paradox.

I have some mathematics that would seem to prove this in a way. Because when I initially wrote my paper, I was trying to prove we could travel faster than the speed of light and that the universe couldn't be infinite if nothing could go faster than that. So I just decided for the fun of it to assume the true speed limit was the speed of light squared and the universe has expanded by that speed for it entire life of 14 billion years. I am going to copy and paste these numbers real quick because I was able to do the calculation.

8.98755179 × 1016 m2 / s2 x 14,000,000,000 years

Distance equals speed multiplied by time. There are 31,536,000 seconds in a year roughly. I do not have the math skills to calculate what this equation means. Basically you would have to multiply 31 million by 14 billion to figure out how many seconds and then calculate that it has expanded at a rate of 287 million times 287 million miles per second every second of that 14 billion years. Anyway with this calculation we may be able to guess about how big the universe is. Every second it gets bigger though.

Figure 2

357,481,460,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 miles

Figure 3

3843886666666666666666666666.6666666666666667 astronomical units

These are the calculations I drew, a mind boggling calculation of 357,381,360 miles x 10 to the twenty seventh power. To get the second figure I converted the first figure into astronomical units, 1 astronomical unit is 93 million miles. Of course upon further speculation the actual length would be hard to calculate because there are still unanswered questions remaining.

Figure 4

7687773333333333333333333333.3333333333333334 astronomical units

Conclusion

What was the initial size? Did it expand faster at first with the initial blast? Or did it accelerate afterwards reminiscent to an aftershock and then slow down? All valid points one might add into consideration of such a calculation. Figure 4 is more guess work, but I’m thinking now that the initial explosion and expansion could equal the sum of its 14 billion year expansion so I simply multiplied figure 3 times two. Still not infinite but definitely gigantic, I read somewhere that it is expanding by like 93 miles a second due to something called dark energy. Definitely a lot slower than I am theorizing

One way to dismiss this slower calculation or account for it in my theory is only the space directly behind where it has just expanded would you be able to detect the actual speed. Dark energy very well could be adding to the expansion also. I think in order to get the reading of speed of light squared we would first need to invent more precise instruments that could detect the “Edge” of the universe.

I believe that it is expanding like a sphere in three dimensional space time and that it would be possible for the space that has already expanded to expand further more by something like dark energy. Only at the edge of creation would you be able to detect the true speed of expansion. You would have to have something like a warp drive to detect the edge of the expansion. I believe that around this edge you would be able to detect the true speed but since the space time they tested is no longer expanding at that rate they got the reading they got. It’s hard to wrap your head around but that surging expansion and aftershock has already passed this part of space time, rendering it undetectable. Conclusion

There is a lot of guess work that goes into theorizing things such as this. I know it is hard to say what a singularity is comprised of but this “raw” matter is a mysterious form of matter that has the theoretic properties of keeping anti-matter from touching regular matter and dark matter. Is there possibly anti-dark matter? This paper seems to lead to more questions than answers as do most things scientifically speaking. Is the universe really infinite?

Has it expanded slower than that rate of speed making it smaller than the above figures? Or did it expand faster than that rate making it even bigger than my calculations? Was the initial size really smaller than a grain of sand? If so I think I think this needs to be researched more so I will continue my own independent research. I think the only argument could be that this is not how a singularity is. I feel the arithmetic for calculating the above figures are correct. I just hope someone says the universe can’t expand faster than the speed of light. So I can tell them that would almost mean the universe was not infinite

One way to sum up my theory on expansion, think in your head if you will a magic rubber ball that no matter how much air you pump into it the ball it will keep getting bigger and not explode. Say we pump enough air into it that the ball is the size of the moon. Since it is expanding like a sphere if we keep pumping and make it bigger the 360 degree surface area of the ball where you touch it and hold on to it will also get bigger and bigger as we pump it thus making the surface area and “Edges” of the ball bigger and bigger and more farther apart the more air we put into the ball.

Now imagine if we did this on an what they would call an “infinite” scale, now the surface area is so big that it can contain all of creation, but all the sides of the ball are as far away from the center of the ball as they can be, same thing with the other sides of the ball, relative to each other, they are as far away from each other as they can be. This is one way I think of “Universal Expansion”

Another revision to my Chapter 1 conclusion, we do know for sure an infinite amount of time has not yet passed. This Idea, when it came to me it was beautiful; I realized I had done it. No matter how fast the universe is expanding, until an infinite amount of time has passed there is no possible way it could be infinite at this point in time, unless it is expanding at infinity miles per second, or I guess infinity any type of unit of measurement per second.

Is it real? Am I really this close to proving it is not infinite? I just have to prove that you can’t expand a universe faster than infinity units per second?

Doesn’t everyone believe that anyway already besides me? How has no one ever been able to explain that with words, and with just basic knowledge of science that I learned in the public school system and watching a lot of science stuff, and reading lots of science stuff? I realize this to me is more of a philosophical paper than it is a scientific one, but I wish someone would send this to the write person I do not know who to send it to.

I am so conflicted because I don't think anything can go faster than the speed of light squared, and I don't think an infinite amount of time has passed. It would seem more like that the infinite amount of time passing statement would be the false, but I can't believe the other statement either, but for now I choose to believe an infinite amount of time hasn't passed yet.

Thoughts anyone?