8-8, Just 8-8, Not 8-8-10.
Sometimes, when I am out on the deck of the m.s. Maasdam at night, cruising far out at sea and lying back on a deck chair, flat out facing up, I think about all the galaxies (300 billion of them) and the stars in each (+/-300 billion) and whether or not there are other universes we just don’t have contact with, or ever will. I think there are.
How many? I posit the lowest possible number of universes that could exist would be a googleplex to the power of a googleplex. God is infinite and would probably delight in creating as many people as possible to be with him eternally. So why not make a whole bunch of universes and populate them to live with him?
A googleplex is a pretty big number. Carl Sagan said writing the number would require more space than the known universe provides. Probably a trillion times. Taking the time to write this might be 10 to the 82nd power of the age of the universe. I want to raise this to the power of a googleplex as to the number of universes.
Well, why not? An infinite being can handle a number at least that large. And I think this is the minimum. Let’s check when we get there, ok?