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To: fortheDeclaration
Then we won't discuss how virtual particle pairs appear spontaneously from the neutral vacuum!
5 posted on 02/24/2005 4:24:54 AM PST by SubMareener (Become a monthly donor! Free FreeRepublic.com from Quarterly FReepathons!)
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To: SubMareener
Then we won't discuss how virtual particle pairs appear spontaneously from the neutral vacuum!

Please don't, I do not think I could handle that much nonsense this early in the morning.

By the way, want to buy a bridge?

6 posted on 02/24/2005 4:27:19 AM PST by fortheDeclaration
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To: SubMareener

Then we won't discuss the philosophical difference between "nothing" and the neutral vacuumn.


8 posted on 02/24/2005 4:34:14 AM PST by agere_contra
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To: SubMareener

your reply cracked me up ;)


17 posted on 02/24/2005 4:51:37 AM PST by Capitalism2003
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To: SubMareener
Then we won't discuss how virtual particle pairs appear spontaneously from the neutral vacuum!

Probably not a good idea not to discuss time dependent events before time existed, you lose every time.

27 posted on 02/24/2005 5:40:14 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: SubMareener; fortheDeclaration
The vacuum has energy, and "contains" space--so technically it's not "nothing." Right? Or am I confused?

Can't we say that even the pre-Big Bang singularity had--at a minimum--mass, and so was not "nothing?"

If you can explain the phenomenon of vacuum energy in layman's terms, I would appreciate it.

Sorry, this previous post was intended for SubMareener.

36 posted on 02/24/2005 6:53:43 AM PST by TigerTale ("I don't care. I'm still free. You can't take the sky from me.")
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