One Big Bang, Or Many?

There seems to be cyclical pattern of cosmological theories ... but it's always seemed to me that a Big Bang/Big Crunch scenario was not only the most plausible, but the most aesthetically pleasing.

But the bottom line is that 10 billion years is a long time. And I don't think anyone stays awake at night worrying about the heat death of the universe.

From the Guardian Unlimited: 'The universe is at least 986 billion years older than physicists thought and is probably much older still, according to a radical new theory. The revolutionary study suggests that time did not begin with the big bang 14 billion years ago. This mammoth explosion which created all the matter we see around us, was just the most recent of many.'

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