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Comment: Re:When did the universe get so big? (Score 2) 109

by Black Parrot (#47685135) Attached to: Why the Universe Didn't Become a Black Hole

The speed of light is a limit on how fast you can accelerate something *in* space, but it's not a limit on how fast space can expand.

In fact you can't even state the rate of expansion of space as a velocity, because the velocity apparent as the speed of recession depends on how far away you're looking.

Comment: Re:LOL (Score 1) 109

by Black Parrot (#47685095) Attached to: Why the Universe Didn't Become a Black Hole

It has a psychological effect because ignorant economists use limited knowledge about the universe to justify austerity policies. Friedman using TANSTAAFL, for example. Except now Dark Energy violates TANSTAAFL, and it didn't hold in General Relativity anyway. So we suffer from an artificially imposed scarcity of money because economists suffer from a lack of knowledge about the universe.

That's not rigorous enough for physics, but I do believe it meets the standards for good economics.

Comment: Re:because... GOD! (Score 1) 109

by Black Parrot (#47685075) Attached to: Why the Universe Didn't Become a Black Hole

God is the fundamental reason for why the universe didn't became a black hole in the early stages after the Big Bang

I can stated with equal evidence and authority that the stray cat I almost ran over yesterday is the fundamental reason for why the universe didn't become a black hole in the early stages after the Big Bang.

Be glad I missed him.

Ok, let's hear it.

[clears throat] "the stray cat I almost ran over yesterday is the fundamental reason for why the universe didn't become a black hole in the early stages after the Big Bang."

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