X-Message-Number: 12613
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1999 21:16:23 -0700
From: Mike Perry <>
Subject: Re: No "lethal cosmological constant"

At 11:02 10/21/1999 -0700, George Smith wrote:
>In message #12605,  Mike Perry asked if there was an alternative view to the
>popular expectation that the universe will eventually end.  Well, here's a
>suggestion to consider, Mike.

Well, I'd like to just believe in "world without end" and let it go at that.
But the book George Smith refers to is already 7 years old, prehistoric
compared to the discovery of an accelerating universe. It may be that the
big bang never happened, and what we think we see, acceleration without end,
isn't what it seems to be either. Or maybe it is, and we can be rescued by
constructing stable wormholes, if those are possible. I don't want to be too
complacent at this point. Any rebuttals of the *Scientific American* article
(Nov. 99) or equivalent are what I'm especially interested in.

Mike Perry

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