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Message 297 of 410 (459473)
03-07-2008 8:39 PM
Reply to: Message 111 by cavediver
02-22-2008 2:39 PM

Re: Pea size
cavediver writes:
At the size of a pea, the Universe is already enormous compared to what it was. In fact, at the size of a pea, the Universe has already finished most of its expansion - the pea to the size of the Universe today is nothing compared to the expansion that took it up to the size of a pea... ABE: (requested by Cavediver)(pea to today is expansion of ~10^27 times. Planck scale to pea is ~10^32 times)
My understanding is that the period of the greater rate of expansion allegedly took less than a second whereas the period of the lesser rate of expansion took fifteen billion years or so.
I believe CT posed the point that such a high rate of initial expansion would effect an unimaginable amount of inertia with nothing outside of the expansion to slow the rate of the inertia driven expansion.
My question is:
What slowed the rate of the expansion? I've not read a lot of the thread so perhaps if this has been answered you could cite that for me. Thanks.
Edited by Buzsaw, : Edited Cavediver's quote at his request

The immeasurable present eternally extends the infinite past and infinitely consumes the eternal future.

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