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The eternal debate about the eternal inflation of the universe

The eternal debate about the eternal inflation of the universe
The eternal debate about the eternal inflation of the universeThe eternal debate about the eternal inflation of the universe

The idea that the universe is continually inflating isn’t confirmed – but there are still some misconceptions about it, writes Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Space | Comment 21 July 2021

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LAST month, I wrote a column about the possibility that space-time is eternally inflating, and I was admittedly caught off guard by the amount of attention it got on social media. I am pleased that so many people share my interest in cosmology and specifically the first few seconds of space-time as we understand it.

At the same time, I was troubled by a supposed summary of the column that I saw in another publication which claimed I was proposing a new theory for the origins of the universe. This suggests to me that I should continue my discussion of …