We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Interesting article. The age and size of the universe. The time and space constraints of which are incomprehensible to the typical human brain. That being what it is, we know there are billions of stars. Perhaps even billions of galaxies inhabiting this space which themselves contain billions of stars. And perhaps trillions of solar systems.
My question is this. Are there other universes inhabiting the infitely vast void of nothingness in which our universe exists? I don't mean a multi-verse kind of quantum mechanics kind of universe, but a completely other universe that exists outside of and completely independent of our own. If not. Why not?
There might well be. If you can intellectually buy into the current explanation that everything in the universe came into being in an instant called the Big Bang (did time exist then too?) than you can believe just about anything you can imagine about this "vast void of nothingness."