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The fifth book of Creation, called
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And the Universe, like unto a ball, began to roll. It was too late. The World began its fall. Thy Universe began to make a transition to another state.
First there came a quantum fluctuation.
And during this brief moment, which was not so brief in some sense, being a hundred times the age of the Universe at that time, space expanded by a factor of ten-to-the-fifty.19 And a microscopic patch of space stretched itself ten-to-the-fifty-fold and became the precursor of thy visible Universe.
Internal space deflated.
And that tiny patch of space, which had been very curved, became almost exactly flat. A gnat crawling on a little ball knows its world is round and small. Make the ball as big as Earth, and the gnat thinks its world is flat.
And that tiny piece of space,
Inflation brought about a huge dilution
19 1050 = 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.
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And the Great One observed Inflation and knew that it was good, for a World without Inflation would be a listless, lifeless world. Inflation set the matter density at criticality. It eliminated any chance of luck, for if the mass were more than critical, the World would soon collapse and self-destruct the World would die a few fractions of a second old. And if the mass were less, the World would someday expand too fast and then become extremely cold for this fate, the World would never die but soon consist of emptiness; matter would spread too thinly; the Universe would be in essence matterless.
These fleeting moments would never be repeated.
And so it came to pass that thy visible Universe grew from a small patch of the full Universe. And, as for the rest of the Universe, know that it be vast and be beyond thy reach. And do not expect this to be sensible, but simply note that light from the outer Universe shall never reach thy World. Know that the outer Universe shall remain forever invisible and inaccessible.