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To: dr_lew; piytar; JRandomFreeper
What do you mean, “truly understand” ? This is what Feynman was saying was futile. You can understand the rules, and develop an intuition of how they work, but there is no way to delve behind the rules, to see WHY the rules should be as they are.

Everyday, large-scale physics seems to make sense. Objects move along in a straight line at a constant rate of speed unless acted upon by an outside force, etc. It's when you get down to the scale of the atom and beyond when things get totally bizarre and seemingly impossible. Events occur simultaneously over, in theory, indefinite distances. Objects behave as if they are 'everywhere' at the same thing. Objects seem to 'know' what other objects are doing and therefore avoid particular actions themselves. Objects pop in-to and out-of existence for no apparent reason at all... But then the ultimate source/mechanism for gravity remains a fundamental mystery of nature. ie, how can "space-time" be 'curved' or 'warped'? The answer likely lies in the realm of quantum gravity involving vacuum energy and 'negative pressure'. Newton is reported to have remarked on the workings of gravity (the ultimate source of gravity): I have no hypothesis. All he could work out was *how* it worked, at least at the ordinary and large scales.

26 posted on 05/28/2012 5:04:23 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

Alas, the lowly yet noble photon. A packet of space, a pinch of time, and some energy, crossing the vastness of the universe always int he present of the source for its expression, arriving at a phenomenon constructed from a massing of packets made up of a bit of space, a pinch of time and a measure of energy, working in combination, arranged by the induction of information which itself has no spatial, temporal or perhaps even energy component yet understood by the human inquisitors. ... When humans step beyond the notion that dimension time is not divisible, then the new set of questions will lead to better understanding. A photon exists continually in present temporal orientation. We sensing beings sense nothing int he present of the data arriving at our ‘arrangement of space-time-energy’ packets. Yet the universe appears to flow ever in one direction, temporally but we have yet to discover the full reson why this is. From God’s prespective, ‘it’s all happening at the same time’ in the bubble we call spacetime, and God steps in and out of our continua offering clues galore our scientists still ignore (read the fifth Chapter of Daniel, and the fourteenth chapter of John’s Gospel, for starters).


33 posted on 05/28/2012 8:30:59 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: dr_lew; piytar; JRandomFreeper

I meant “Particles interact with other particles SIMULTANEOUSLY over, in theory, indefinite distances”, as in non-local/Belle’s Theorem/EPR Experiment (Einstein, Podolsky, Rosen)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EPR_paradox


39 posted on 05/29/2012 12:27:48 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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