[Marxism] The Big Bang Theory

Paul Gallagher pgallagher4 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 27 10:44:16 MDT 2008

There are some other models in addition to the ekpyrotic model.

Wikipedia lists these:
"*the Hartle-Hawking no-boundary condition in which the whole of space-time
is finite; the Big Bang does represent the limit of time, but without the need
for a singularity.
*brane cosmology models in which inflation is due to the movement of
branes in string theory; the pre-big bang model; the ekpyrotic model, in
which the Big Bang is the result of a collision between branes; and the
cyclic model, a variant of the ekpyrotic model in which collisions
occur periodically.
*chaotic inflation, in which inflation events start here and there in a random
quantum-gravity foam, each leading to a bubble universe expanding from its
own big bang."

There is some more detail about brane cosmology models here:


On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 12:11 PM, Les Schaffer <schaffer at optonline.net> wrote:
> this used to be true, but we now have an interesting alternative that
> purports to have the same explanatory power for the key observed large
> scale features.  see:
>  http://www.physics.princeton.edu/~steinh/npr/
> Les

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