Originally Posted by Incomplete
I think the Doctor has you on this point, Incomplete. Yes, there would be an infinite set of observable universes, which is simply dependent on an observer's location. But if there's just one universe that is infinite in extent, then there need be only one set of initial conditions. You could add more, I suppose, since such regions are unobservable anyway. You could add pink unicorns, too, but neither is very Occam-friendly.
Originally Posted by DrRocket
If there are an infinite number of pocket universes within an overarching multiverse, then each could have different initial conditions, and since we're talking infinite, ridiculously improbable events would eventually happen in some pocket universe.
But here's the problem with the whole scenario that the OP puts forward:
Alan Heavens... at the University of Edinburgh... observed 90,000 distant galaxies... [and] concluded that 5 billion years ago the overall star-formation rate began steadily decreasing to the rate we see today. -- Jeff Kanipe
If the hypothetical infinite universe is more or less like the observable part we can see, then it appears it would eventually become an infinitely large graveyard.
Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.