A Conversation for Olbers' Paradox

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Post 1

alji's

Because the assumptions are wrong there need not be an answer.

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Olbers made four assumptions: (1) space is Euclidean; (2) the laws of physics that apply on Earth apply to the Universe as a whole; (3) the Universe is static (i.e., neither expanding nor contracting); (4) the Universe is spatially and temporally infinite. It is now believed that all four of these assumptions are either incorrect or inaccurate.

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the Universe is not exactly homogenous: it contains galaxies distributed in a complicated hierarchy of large-scale structure.
e.g. The Great Wall - A sheet of galaxies which stretches more than 500 million light-years across the sky.


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Post 2

Toxxin

Would you care to expand on your point 2). Don't the laws of physics as on Earth apply in Earthlike environments everywhere?


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Post 3

alji's

2 does not refere to Earth, or earthlike environments. It is the phisics in the universe. e.g. the speed of light.

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Post 4

Toxxin

< (2) the laws of physics that apply on Earth apply to the Universe as a whole >

I seem to see 'Earth' in there! Can I be imagining it? What would be wrong with your observation even if it were, in fact, there?


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