I pointed this out to Frank Tipler some time ago. He has an interesting theological worldview which assumes the truth of the “big crunch” model, which in turn requires the geometry of the universe to be closed.

I received no reply from him, which was disappointing but expected. When somebody invests themselves that deeply into an idea, even if you show one of the dependencies is invalid, they are unlikely to change their mind due to the Semmelweis reflex.

Incidentally I wrote an article which touches on some of the ideas in yours, over on Steemit. Maybe you’ll find it thought provoking: https://steemit.com/steemstem/@alexbeyman/where-did-the-universe-come-from-what-is-currently-known-about-cosmological-origins

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