Our universe inhabits an expanding wave within a perpetual cosmos.
Our Regenerating Universe
During 1997 a concept paper described an alternative universe to one initiated by a “big bang” approximately 14 billion years ago. The paper described a universe that wascapable of a much longer life, perhaps perpetual, maintaining itself through regeneration.This paper was given limited distribution in the astronomical community.As a result of subsequent observations and theoretical development, this initial conceptwas expanded into a book published in 2004,
Our Regenerating Universe, A New Theoryof the Cosmos.
The main tenets of the theory can be briefly summarized.
As an alternative to “intelligent design” of the universe, a “multiverse” theory has gained adherents among cosmologists to explain why we inhabit a universe that is so extremelyfine-tuned as to be able to support life. The multiverse theory proposes that we are one of a very large number of universes, most of which do not support life. We are here becausethis one suits us. However, big bang doctrine and the recent discovery of accelerated expansion lead many scientists to believe that our universe is short lived, that we aredestined to expand forever as the universe runs down and burns itself out.The regeneration theory holds that this will not happen. The multiverse theory, carried toits logical conclusion, would result in virtual certainty that our universe is perpetual, notdoomed to extinction. The principles of competition and natural selection would assurethat after a long period of time almost all of the universes presently in existence would be perpetual. Although still being created, most short-lived ones would have died out. Howdoes our universe achieve this perpetual life? Through regeneration.
According to the theory, our universe regenerates by means of black holes and quasars.Most of what we call quasars, both at the present time and some in the distant past, areradiating black holes that achieve their power and brilliance through the consumption of matter. They grow larger as they consume. A completely different and more powerfultype of quasar is responsible for regeneration. When black holes achieve a certain criticalmass, they erupt into
quasars, expelling their contents in the form of hydrogenand the other primary elements over an extended period of time. These elements providethe raw material for the formation of new galaxies and stars. Consumption and renewalare a continuous process that can sustain the universe forever unless an external eventintercedes.