Charles F. Mielke says: I believe in one universe, but it's probably too big for us to see all of it;
That's an o.k. definition for me as well. Whether we call it a single unending universe, or an unending multiverse comprised of universes defined by the extent that we can see them, it's pretty much the same to me. The only difference is that you have a boundary, and I don't.
I was thinking in bed last night as I was trying to sleep. Your limited universe got me visualizing a place where we are in total darkness, and expected to run in one direction, as fast as we can.........Someone has told us that there is an end to the surface we are running on, and we both believe it, but are compelled to continue running. As time goes on, I start to question the validity of the surface having an end, perhaps thinking we are on the surface of a ball, or on a giant treadmill. At some point, running together, we both start to fall. There WAS an end. So then my question becomes, what are we falling toward?
I like your bridge analogy. The progress is enhanced by being able to conceptualize the possibilities. Otherwise we will continue to build the bridge in a static style of architecture.......and never learn....anything.
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