The very first thing I should do is proclaim my ignorance. I'm straight out of high school so this will probably sound like the ravings of a misinformed idiot.
But to get to the point...
I was wondering how plausible the following theory would be.
(I'll assume that anyone reading this knows what black hole are and how they are formed.) As far as I know black holes have an infinate life, therefore over billions of years they suck up an incredible amount of stuff, and keep getting bigger and stronger as their mass increases. It would stand to reason (well my reason anyway) that one strong black hole could devour another and so on and so on, in the process this black hole would get bigger. It would then be possible, given enough time, for a black hole to suck up all the matter in the universe. We would then be back to where we were before the big bang, all the matter in the universe compressed in one highly dense ball. Which could then explode under its own gravity and start off another universe, more black holes would form and suck up the universe again. Creating a vicious cycle in which the universe is destroyed and created many times over.
I have a vauge knowledge of the collapsing universe theory (where eventually the universe starts to collapse under its own gravity), would it not be possible for black holes to be the cause of this collapse?
Even then you still get one nagging question... At some point something had to come from nothing - right?
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