Development of the Universe


MR. F. HOYLE and I agree (Nature, January 14, p. 68) that matter appears at random and that all new matter is, therefore, almost evenly distributed in time and space. We also agree that matter disappears continuously without leaving a trace. We disagree only about the manner of its disappearance. According to Mr. Hoyle, matter lasts for ever and disappears from observation by passing beyond the optical horizon. According to me, its disappearance is as random as its appearance, the average life of a particle of matter and/or radiation being L time units.

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KAPP, R. Development of the Universe. Nature 165, 687–688 (1950) doi:10.1038/165687a0

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