Every single story of the science
of astronomy and space exploration gadgetry justifies all the time and
money spent on it as just possibly leading to NOTHING but a better guess
about how the universe supposedly began. That's all. Just that. Nothing
more. So, if the universe isn't the universe, but just a tiny visible
part of an infinite universe, and if it didn't begin, and if it doesn't
matter much anyway to hopelessly lifebound and earthbound humans, then
all that money and time are being wasted on a gigantic wild goose chase.
My theory, which costs not a single tax
dollar, is that the vast concentration of matter (just the matter, i.e.
the substance - NOT the space it's floating in) - only the cloud of
matter which definitely exists within the range of our assisted vision
(though it probably - almost certainly - exists far beyond our vision,
too), in just the local region of space weirdly called THE universe
by philosophically challenged astronomers...
My theory is that THAT particular vast
cloud of matter KEEPS expanding and THEN contracting and THEN expanding
and THEN contracting, the motor force being a contest between inertia
and "magnetism" (the attraction of matter for matter that nobody understands),
which acts as a brake on inertia. As the inertia of each consecutive
"big bang" diminishes because the force of the bang diminishes until
it can be overcome by "magnetism," magnetism reasserts itself and contraction
begins and continues until all the local matter is again too dense and
That's comprehensive but I'll reiterate the
point. I don't know what magnetism is, but it's accepted and it demonstrably
is, and it provides a force that accounts both for, say, half the motion
of matter while matter is coming together (both generally and in countless
sub-contexts) and also for the gathering of matter until its excessive
density results in a density-relieving "bang" that then provides a force
also accounting for, say, half the motion of matter as it flies apart
(while continuing to come together in countless sub-contexts).
The perpetual motion of matter thus provided
(almost exactly as in a combustion engine) then brings about all the
complexities of conglomerate matter in motion which constitute all the
phenomena of life and physics in the KNOWN universe. Maybe (probably)
the same mechanism drives other clouds of matter in other parts of the
UNKNOWN universe, and maybe (probably not) something else happens.
Maybe at the peak of each expansion additional
matter is caught from adjacent regions and added to the local ensemble
by the reassertion of attraction, and/or maybe some matter is lost into
adjacent regions as it escapes the limits of local attraction.
There you have it - a coherent theory that acknowledges
eternity and infinity, redefines what confused astronomers have weirdly
called THE universe as the local regional known PART of the universe,
and disposes of any further need for the concepts of gods or "origins."
You're welcome. Now we can dismantle NASA and
use the human and material resources to improve eco-friendly transportation
and waste disposal systems on earth, here and now, the only place and
time that matter to the earth-and-life-bound.