Skip to comments.5 of the biggest unsolved mysteries in physics
Posted on 01/31/2012 2:06:57 PM PST by NormsRevenge
The mysteries of the universe are as vast and wide as existence itself. Throughout history, mankind has searched and struggled to find the answers tucked away inside the universe and everything we see around us. ..
True, we have yet to come up with the answers to life, the universe, and everything but oh do we have questions! Solving these mysteries may help to explain not only the creation of the universe, but also how it works, why it works, and possibly how it will end.
1. The Higgs boson
The Higgs boson is a hypothetical particle whose accompanying field is believed to be accountable for giving all other fundamental particles their mass. ..
2. Gravity and the mysterious graviton
We've all heard the story of how Newton's observation of an apple falling out of a tree led to his formulation of the law of gravitation.
3. Dark matter
Dark matter is a mysterious sort of glue that not only holds galaxies together but is theoretically responsible for their creation. It was initially hypothesized in 1933 to explain mathematical discrepancies while calculating the mass of galaxies; .. Since then, we haven't learned a whole heck of a lot more about dark matter.
4. Faster-than-light travel
Admit it if you've ever watched Han Solo and Chewie take the Millennium Falcon to light speed, or stared in awe the first time you saw the Starship Enterprise jump to maximum warp, you've wanted to see faster-than-light (FTL) travel. ..
5. How will it all end?
Assuming the standard model is true, our universe's end will likely all come down to one of three theories, each of which depends upon three things: ..
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Maybe he didn’t read the memo where they used a “trick” to “hide the decline”.
Nothing that I'm aware of.
Is there a verse I am unaware about where He says to let it burst?
Not that I know of.
What does the vast universe have to do with my appendix as well?
It took a lot of scientific effort to get to the point where your appendicitis is readily curable. Each discovery along the way led to more questions. Good thing those physicians in times past did more than just open their Bibles, eh?
Five more physics questions:
1. The size of Moochele’s rear end.
2. How many Trillions we are actually in debt
3. How the Kardashians levitate their ‘careers’
4. The number of lies Mitt can tell in one ad
5. Whether Nancy Pelosi’s face is actually stretched tighter than a drum
As was the positron. The positron is wierder than the Higgs Boson or the nuetrino. The later two were hypothesized to account for observations, the positron was hypothesized, or at least mathematically described, before it was observed, "just because".
Dirac said that he worried more that his equations were beautiful than that they were true. What is more beautiful than a theory confirmed by observation? Than the bending of light measured during an eclipse? Than the discrete nature of the electrical charged observed by Millikan? How must the heart of the first Chaldean to predict an eclipse have jumped when the daytime sky grew dark!
Wonder why the double slit experiment didn’t make the list...
And why do you think that is?
Because they are in the process of discovery. They allow more questions and seek answers, unlike people who choose ignorance.
Adam and Eve came before Jesus.
Evidence please, and how is that relevant?
"They know a lot more about how the brain works than they did 10 years ago"
Actually, they don't. They assume things, but have no idea why. Still a "mystery".
You're confusing "how the brain works" with consciousness and sensory qualia.
Now go turn off your computer, and wait for the sun to come up so you can read your Bible.
42. It’s the answer to life, the universe, and everything!
Once you figure out the question, it will all make sense.
RIP Douglas Adams. And thanks for all the fish...
That's nothing next to Ludicrous Speed.
As long as you don’t mind throwing away your computer, cell phone, television, microwave, ...
Yeah, I mean, how does it know?
“The Higgs boson is a hypothetical particle...”
Well, electrons have their pal the positron so I see no reason why there shouldn’t be an equivalent particle to the boson.
I propose we call this particle “the boson’s mate”.
Because they need more faith. With faith and honesty they will find it. The Bible is amazing beyond our possibility to understand all it reveals.
But, those are not hypothetical!
Isn't it a shame how the misbehavior of a few "scientists" makes guys like me distrust all of them?
Not really, but we’ll just disagree.
A black hole is something so dense and massive that nothing can get out of it. No matter and no information can pass outward through its event horizon.
The big bang theory posits that at the instant of its beginning, the universe expanded from an infinitely-dense point. This starting point was more massive and dense than any black hole. Yet, here we are.
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy reference. 42 is the answer to the question about life, the universe, and everything. You go volumes before they finally find out what the question was.
That turned out to be "What is eight times seven?" ;-)
Unfortunately, eight times seven is 56.
Yes, it is. that was the point of Adams' joke.
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