A Finite, Open and Contingent Universe
Pp. 90-96 (7)
Julio A. Gonzalo
According to today’s Cosmology the universe has a finite mass, a finite (but
growing) “age”, and a finite (but growing) space-time extension. The product of Ho
(Hubble’s parameter) by to (the present “age” of the universe) is at the present epoch
Hotto = 0.942 ± 0.065, therefore more than 2/3 implying an open universe (k<0). A
finite, open universe is contingent (it could have been otherwise) and therefore created.
Quotes of Planck and Einstein on the subject are given.
Cosmic finiteness, cosmic mass, cosmic “age”, cosmic extension,
observational evidence for an open (k<0) universe, Plank’s and Einstein’s views
on the subject.
Escuela Politécnica Superior, Universidad San Pablo CEU, Madrid