Okay - I heard Richard Carrier explain something about theoretical universe origins that makes intuitive sense to me! YAY!!
...Uh. But I want to make sure that:
A) I actually do understand the basic concept,
B) That's it's a reasonable hypothesis
Essentially, the argument I heard Carrier give was that every black hole, when enough matter has fallen into it and been put under sufficient pressure, may in fact spawn a sort of 'big bang' event on it's 'opposite' side (when things have been brought to a point) and create a new universe. The univer it creates eventually forms it's own black holes, which repeat this process, and so every universe that is spawn is basically it's own universe-factory.
Uh. If I have that right, isn't that a 'problem', so to speak, in terms of what we know of thermodynamics? Such a system would be violating entropy, wouldn't it?
"Natasha has just come up to the window from the courtyard and opened it wider so that the air may enter more freely into my room. I can see the bright green strip of grass beneath the wall, and the clear blue sky above the wall, and sunlight everywhere. Life is beautiful. Let the future generations cleanse it of all evil, oppression and violence, and enjoy it to the full."
- Leon Trotsky, Last Will & Testament
February 27, 1940