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Message 12677 - Posted: 8 Feb 2006, 5:33:21 UTC
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Hello all,
So, I know the title is slightly inflammatory; I understand cosmology is extremely useful and important; the title was more or less used to grab attention.

As an aspiring student of cosmology (or even quantum mechanics), I have a couple questions; and I thought since LCH has to deal with black-holes this would be the place to ask. (I really enjoyed reading that "what if CERN created a black hole" thread.)

(just quick bit about my background: I have taken high school and a basic college classes in physics, I enjoy the science channels Tuesday night programming, and I have read bits and pieces of various prominent physicists like Feynman and Hawking; I (would like to think I) completely understand Einsteins general and special theories of relativity.)

So, if the universe will lose its expanding momentum, at some point, is it at all possible that it will have another big bang and re-expand?

The way I see it is: If a black hole can consume another black hole, isnt it possible that once all of the back holes have merged and eaten every thing they can, wouldnt they then react in some way. (In another big bang, that is.)

When you think of the tree falling in the woods metaphor you need someone to hear it fall. If there is nothing (matter, light, energy, what-have-you, black holes) left for a final black hole to consume, and it has nothing for this, speculative, black hole to react with (and share a symbiotic relationship with) wouldnt it react in some way?

I would assume a final black hole with nothing left to "react with" would then "collapse" & (or just) "explode". (creating another big bang...)

If this idea has been discussed by someone, or written about: a link or an author's name would be greatly appreciated.

I am sorry I could not articulate this thought more clearly,
ACLUguy

Post Script: Sorry if this is completely off base or an inept line of thinking, its something I have always wondered about. The reason i am posting this is (i would love to know): If this notion has been completely discredited, or if there is further (credible) reading to be done on the subject. (sorry for my ineptitude...)

Post Script two: If this is far beyond an explaination or is just "plain stupid" please just say "you're stupid: here is why", or "this idea is so inept that the innumerable problems cannot be explained." (Thank you; English, political science and law are where i excel. I have yet to, go in depth (so to speak), with physics; aside from my minor reading experience.)

Post Script three: I didnt use apostrophes, as in its (it is) a nice day, because the apostrophes created strange question marks; i hope that didnt hinder your ability to understand what i was trying to say; aside from the convoluted representation of my idea(s).

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Message 12679 - Posted: 8 Feb 2006, 9:10:11 UTC - in response to Message 12678.  
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Thank you very much,
It was incredibly helpful; I own two of those books but have yet to completely read them. (Shakespeare, Doyle, Poe, Atwood, Constitutional Law and various text books have consumed my reading so far this semester.)

I will purchase the rest (that you mentioned) tommorow and start reading them in the order you have listed; or if another order, (upon reading the back cover ie: date wise, becomes apparent i will read them that way.)

I know my ineptitude is far beyond the pale, but i appreciate any help that will point me in the right direction.

Thank you so very much for taking the time to help me in my quest for knowledge,
Mike
aka: ACLUguy.

Post Script: I saw Brian Greene on C-SPAN2's book tv a year or two ago; im a policy wonk, most of my time is donated to political campaigns and non-profits that benefit the "working poor to the poor" like meals on wheels, soup kitchens and what not. I love book TV and Brian Greene captivated me, that's why I purchased his book. And no doubt you can guess Hawking's book (It has sold second to the bible from what i understand) is the other... Thank you again!!!

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Message 12680 - Posted: 8 Feb 2006, 12:51:02 UTC - in response to Message 12679.  

another hawking book that's a bit more up-to-date on branes, etc is: The Universe in a Nutshell.

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