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How Big is the Entire Universe?
Starts with a Bang ^ | 7/18/12 | Ethan Siegel

Posted on 07/21/2012 12:57:15 AM PDT by LibWhacker

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To: GreenLanternCorps

And yet, after all that, Adams takes us to the Restaurant at the End of the Universe.


51 posted on 07/21/2012 4:11:35 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil)
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To: chicken head
1. Everything which comes to be has a cause.

2. The Universe had a beginning.

3. The Universe had a cause.

Think of this. All of time, matter, energy, matter came to be at a moment. Just prior to that singularity, there was no universe. Then,...there was. Einstein profered the General theory of relatity, Eddington proved it with care calculations and photography of the a complete Solar eclipse. Hubble proved the theory with his discovery of the Red Shift. Penzias and Wilson recorded the vanishing remnant of the sound of the initial explosion, George Smoot was the overseer of NASAs COBE probe which proved what had been predicted 40 years prior by photoghaphing the residual heat 'ripples' of that initial explosion, and the WMAP probe reconfirmed Smoots findings.

So, in accordance with the Priniciple of Causality, you ask, what caused it. That is the age-old question. Things which begin (or come to be) have a cause. So from the afforementioned scientists we find that all of physics indicate that there was a cause. What is this cause. We do know that all of causality falling int one of two groups, either an abstract concept, but abstract concepts do not stand in a causal relationship to physical 'things', or the cause is personal (as Mind). So Mind does stand in causal relationship to the physical. So this cause, along the order of Mind, seems to be characterized by the following: unimagninably powerful to have created the masssiveness of the universe, timeless (in that time did not exist prior to the moment of creation), unimaginably intelligent (to ordered the universe out of the entropy of the creation explosion, Personal (in that a decision was made to create everything out of nothing (creatio ex nihlo). Self-existant (as that cause existed outside of the universe). These are the characteristics of First Cause which science, by induction, we can know of this cause. You already know who that is.

So I will ask you this one question, originally put by Leibnez, "If there is no God, why is there anything at all?"

52 posted on 07/21/2012 4:12:25 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: AFreeBird
*** Well, it’s all relative, right? So perhaps the universe is no bigger than say, a golf ball. God may not play dice with the universe, but maybe it’s a golf ball on the Big Guy’s putting green. ***

That could be.
Or he plays Basketball - which would explain why we get the Hiccups.

53 posted on 07/21/2012 4:58:16 PM PDT by Condor51 (Never mess with an old man. He won't fight you he'll just kill you.)
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To: LibWhacker
Look at your equations for motion. Look at the temporal factor assumptions in all of those equations. Now, what if time is not only linear but planar and volumetric. The equations which appear to limit speed of mass to never reaching or exceeding the speed of light no longer act as limits if you can manipulate the temporal factor. Distance covered in 'x' amount of time defines a speed. The temporal factor is assumed as a constantly expressing LINEAR function. Einstein's relativity neatly ended that assumption but our Physics has yet to catch up to the varibility of temporal expression.

And one last clue: every 'thing' composed of atoms is therefore composed of a pinch of space, a grain of time, and energy, all expressed as a wave function; but that wave function is non-distinct until the function collapses to be expressed in 'linear' temporal expression. Before collapse the wave function is a volumetric expression of time. That's where the notion of quantum non-locality arises.

IIRC, it was DeBroglie who told the Copenhagen gaggle that everything these is is an expression of wave function.

54 posted on 07/21/2012 8:24:50 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: LibWhacker
Look at your equations for motion. Look at the temporal factor assumptions in all of those equations. Now, what if time is not only linear but planar and volumetric. The equations which appear to limit speed of mass to never reaching or exceeding the speed of light no longer act as limits if you can manipulate the temporal factor. Distance covered in 'x' amount of time defines a speed. The temporal factor is assumed as a constantly expressing LINEAR function. Einstein's relativity neatly ended that assumption but our Physics has yet to catch up to the varibility of temporal expression.

And one last clue: every 'thing' composed of atoms is therefore composed of a pinch of space, a grain of time, and energy, all expressed as a wave function; but that wave function is non-distinct until the function collapses to be expressed in 'linear' temporal expression. Before collapse the wave function is a volumetric expression of time. That's where the notion of quantum non-locality arises.

IIRC, it was DeBroglie who told the Copenhagen gaggle that everything there is is an expression of wave function.

55 posted on 07/21/2012 8:25:10 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: LibWhacker

Thanks for taking the time to post this. Food for thought.


56 posted on 07/21/2012 8:31:42 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: LibWhacker

It’s big.


57 posted on 07/21/2012 8:31:43 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: LibWhacker
"How Big is the Entire Universe?"

It goes to eleven.

58 posted on 07/21/2012 8:39:50 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Condor51

Hiccups? Dang.... Never thought of it that way... But wow, a new theory is born that might explain a few things.

You ought to apply for a grant.


59 posted on 07/21/2012 9:49:02 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: LibWhacker

I am being sidetracked in reading this neat article by the photos, especially the fourth, discussing “curvature”.

I am almost certain that the “curvature” in that photo is caused by “Fisheye Lens Effect”, not “atmospheric distortion”.

In addition, I know that it is nevertheless possible to directly observe Earth’s curvature without going into orbit.

As a pilot, I definitely noted Earth’s curvature (as well as darkening zenith) when flying near 50,000ft, by viewing the horizon.

At lower altitudes in the 30,000 ft range on very clear days, it is amusing to observe “section lines” while flying over the great MidWest of our country. Looking North/South, they appear straight. Looking East/West, they clearly appear “bent” toward the North. This is the case due to their being laid out by compass. Think about it a bit if this effect baffles you; it really is quite interesting demonstration that Earth is curved, even though at those lower altitudes the curvature of the horizon was not noticeable.


60 posted on 07/22/2012 2:00:40 PM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: Lancey Howard
One of my favorites.
61 posted on 07/22/2012 2:56:34 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Thanks for the link. I saw that several times on TV many years ago when my kids were... well, kids.


62 posted on 07/22/2012 3:09:24 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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