le 06 juillet 2004 18:15 (UTC)
Mine is more of a question:
Some scientists, such as Frank Steiner (as he was featured and explained in an article from "News Scientist" magazine), believe that the Universe is shaped similar to that of a mediaeval horn and curved in a fashion similar to a Pringle.
This would also mean that space is finite, which is also a popular belief among scientists.
All scientists believe there is a shape to the Universe, because nothing just IS, of course. The difference lies in the matter of whether or not it is infinite, making it's shape a rather moot point, or if it is in fact finite.
It is also believed that the universe is gradually expanding at all times. This is needed for any hope of an infinite universe. Those believing in the finite universe think it's shape warrants a certain size, that just keeps slowly getting larger.
Here is the question I pose to you out of simple, morbid curiosity:
If the universe is not infinite, where is it expanding to?