No, change that calc--universe to end in trillions of years

PSI Blog 20200824 No, change that calc--universe to end in trillions of years

"An artist's concept of a dark brown dwarf, which may resemble the black dwarfs predicted to form in the future. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)"

Thanks to Don Leatham for this heads-up. Now we can all feel better with that extra time since last week’s Blog about a cosmogonist who calculated the universe might end in a few billion years or in the next few seconds.


“The universe will end in this way, at this time, researcher says”

“It will happen sometime over the "next few trillion years"

“It [the universe] will be a bit of a sad, lonely, cold place,” the study's lead author, theoretical physicist Matt Caplan, said in a statement. “It’s known as ‘heat death,’ where the universe will be mostly black holes and burned-out stars.”

Just more BS from another regressive physicist who, like all the others, invariably misinterprets the Second Law of Thermodynamics, which only applies to isolated systems. That interpretation, of course, is based on the indeterministic assumption of finity. Once you use the correct assumption, all your calculations become worthless—the universe is not isolated. The correct Assumption is infinity (The universe is infinite, both in the microcosmic and macrocosmic directions). The Second Law of Thermodynamics then has an obvious complement, as I explained in:

Borchardt, Glenn, 2008, Resolution of the SLT-order paradox, in Proceedings of the Natural Philosophy Alliance, Albuquerque, NM [http://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.1413.7768].

The gist of it is this. All things are in motion toward other things or away from other things. “Disorder” is produced when things come apart; “order” is produced when things come together. In the infinite universe, the Second Law of Thermodynamics describes the first process and its complement describes the second.

But don’t hold your breath. We will be hearing about this “end of the universe” nonsense as long as the Big Bang Theory reigns supreme.

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