Note to SA friends: While off the subject of finance, I believe the article I am submitting is of great interest. Physicists especially are welcome to comment. Meanwhile, I will clear a place on the mantle for the Noble Prize in Physics which is surely just a formality at this point...
May 20, 2009
Currently our scientists tell us that the Universe is 15 billion years old and is expanding. ... estimate that the universe will continue to expand for hundreds of trillions of years until it uses all of its energy and dies. The question of what happened before the Big Bang is not addressed. The question of what happens when the universe dies is not addressed. ... point to the need for a supreme creator at the beginning to kick off the formation of the universe. So, according to our best scientists, the universe began 15 billion years ago for some reason, and will die in several hundred trillion years.
The universe is like a beating heart. The bang occurs at the beginning of a cycle. The universe expands until the energy from the initial explosion is used up. Initially, there is very little gravitational pull against the explosion. But gravitational pull increases. Expansion slows and then stops. Mean... black holes have been forming in the universe with immense gravitational pull. Event... these black holes exert so much pull that the universe starts to contract. The contraction increases until all matter in the universe hurtles toward the ultimate contraction, a giant implosion in the super dominant black hole. All matter is sucked into this massive black hole. This implosion leads to the next explosion, or big bang.
This cycle has been repeated for billions of trillions of years. Explosion, Expansion, Contraction, Implosion. Trillions and trillions of cycles.
The implications of such a theory are vast and stunning. For one thing, our universe is much older than we realized. For another, we are even less significant than we had imagined.
The laws of mathematics and probability will prove that with the "heartbeat" theory of the universe, there have been billions and billions of planet Earths throughout history. Some did well, others failed or were destroyed, or destroyed themselves.  ... all civilizations are destroyed no matter how much progress they make. They cannot escape the end of the cycle when the universe implodes. So the universe starts fresh with every new big bang.