Is the history of our universe finite?

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Modern cosmology indicates that our universe has a finite age. However, it is not understood whether the initial state before the Big Bang is finite in history or not. In this article, I show by simple arguments that the initial state must be finite in history if it is real. If the initial state is not real, a special transition is needed to specify the beginning of the real time. Moreover, if our universe is just one of the many universes, it can be shown that the history of the universe generator must also be finite. Copyright © 2019 Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-256
JournalTheology and Science
Issue number2
Early online date01 Apr 2019
Publication statusPublished - 03 Apr 2019


Chan, M. H. (2019). Is the history of our universe finite? Theology and Science, 17(2), 248-256. doi: 10.1080/14746700.2019.1596314


  • Cosmology
  • Cosmological argument
  • The existence of god
  • Big Bang
  • Philosophy of religion
  • Theology


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