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Apr 28, 2007
like the clumping of atoms, to form molecules, the universe is clumped together with others forming local clusters, separated by vast distances to the next cluster :) OK
Hi, George:

Intriguing idea (though not entirely new), but there are a couple of things I'd like to bring up: "Universe", in common scientific usage, anyway, tends to refer to everything that exists -- there is no outside; there is no "other universe" because, if it exists within any conceivable spacetime, it is a part of the universe. In earlier periods, "universe" was often used synonymously with "galaxies", but that hasn't been the case for a very, very long time. This being the case, could you give me some idea of how your hypothesis works -- explain some of the refinements and ramifications of it, so it's clearer how this doesn't simply fit as extra dimensions, aggregated but discontinuous spacetimes (still a single "universe", albeit a much stranger model than is usually depicted), etc.?

Second: Do you have any sort of evidence to base this on? As I understand it, we've not even got a really firm idea just how big our universe is... it goes far beyond the "known universe" that we've measured, perhaps out several billion light years. This being the case, what evidence might have been spotted that would indicate something such as you state above.

This isn't meant to disparage your thoughts, but more to clarify and understand -- whether you posit this as just a neat idea, a genuine scientific (or philosophical) hypothesis, or as a germ of a fictional idea. I'd be interested in hearing what further you may have to say on this matter....