Hi, cosmic mystery buffs. I was reading an interesting article in the 1/14/12 issue of New Scientist, p.6, which basically sets forth our current understanding of where the universe came from, and where it is going- i.e., no one really knows.
The problem is that the universe would be “beautiful” if it had no beginning or end, but the hang-up is its disorder. Alexander Vilenkin, of Tufts University, summed it up clearly, by showing how Guth’s inflationary model conflicts with the Hubble constant, in that the universe had to start somewhere. He then mused upon the cyclic model, which would be great, if it weren’t for that pesky entropy.
I think that the answer to this problem is the explanation of why there are three families of matter. The way I see it, entropy only rules in the expanding universe of first and third family matter, which begs the question as to what happens in the contracting universe of a black hole, or even a neutron stellar core.
In my opinion, the boundary between the first and second families of matter is an energy divide, beyond which things tend to increase in order, entropy decreases, and what I call ANTROPY, increases, to the boundary with the third family, where entropy reappears, in the expansion phase of a three-part cycle, at the Big Bang.
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