holiday wishes vIII

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One time I was thinking about the expansion of the universe from the Big Bang, and the theory that it might one day contract in a "Big Crunch." I started thinking, you know, what if the universe existed in a weird geometry, like the outside of a sphere? And the whole time it's expanding, it's simultaneously contracting into a single point on the opposite side of the sphere. And then it expands out from that point, and the process repeats in the reverse direction. Theoretically, this oscillation could have already happened any number of times.

The current estimate is that the universe is approximately 14 billion years old. But imagine if that's just this one expansion of it, and there have been countless (let's say) 28 billion-year-old instances of the universe before. The concept of 14 billion years is hard to grasp, but imagine if the actual age of the universe is literally billions of times that.

Also I just beat Mega Satan on Hard Mode with Isaac in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth.

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