Philosophy Of The Cosmos - Entropy And The Big Bang
Note: I don't see this as very likely but it was a brief thought.
I was thinking during the lecture Jason gave regarding entropy and the bigging and the end of the Universe. Since the Universe was in a dense state prior to the big bang would it be possible that it was caused by a rapid decrease in entropy? This would explain why everything suddenly got a strong force and obviously velocity "outward".
To use the gas in a sealed chamber example' it's likely that all the molecules are going to be far apart from each other, and very unlikely that they're all in the same corner. However given infinite time can't we assume that they'll eventually all go into one corner?
I know the possibility of an open Universe will probably destroy this theory but I thought I'd still put it out there.
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http://i.imgur.com/AEiv7.jpg
For anyone who doesn't know what I'm referring to, the left is less likely than the right.
Image from: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/
Yes, this makes a lot of sense. In fact, I think it was Boltzmann's idea, which Dayal mentioned very briefly. Jason
Oh okay thanks, I must have missed that.