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Take everything you know about the universe and throw it out..

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  1. D007

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    Einsten said "The only thing that interferes with my learning, is my education"..

    I am a space fanatic I suppose. I <3 space games and watch every science channel special, I can sink my teeth into. I'm no genius by any means, but I don't think it takes a genius, to realize how little you know..lol

    Ever notice how many times scientists say " the world may never know", or "we think"?.. It's because the truth is simply, they do not know. I don't blame them for that. On the contrary, I commend them for trying.

    But when it comes to the universe and all of the insanely incredible things, we can do within it. Don't write anything off I say..
    White holes, black holes, worm holes, space-time, gravity, exploration, quantum physics.. The possibilities are endless.
    Unless we don't figure out the big rip.."If that's even real" Then maybe not so much endless..lol..

    PS: Let's try to stay off, the religious topic, please.
     
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    http://webcast.berkeley.edu/playlist#c,s,Fall_2011,2AC754AEB6E21150

    no pretty animations, but tons of astrophysics content that's more advanced than what you get on tv. you'll learn that we know A LOT already

    if you fall in love with video lectures then watch physics c10 (aka physics for future presidents) by jacobsen or muller, also at berkeley.
     
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    Did it ever occur to you, D007, that the scientists, W1zz and the rest of us really do know what's up, but we're not telling you so you can happily start threads like this that we can discuss things in?
     
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    there my fave holes:D:pimp::laugh:
     
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    Which one is real?
    Warp

    Hyper

    Starburst

    FTL

    Wormhole/jumpgate

    Stargate?
     
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    Ooh this could get interesting. thank you. :)
    We "know" a lot, but we "assume" a lot more..lol
    Like the hicks particle and dark matter for example..

    Lol.. what else can I say?
     
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    I threw everything I knew about the universe out the first time I dropped acid.

    Science needs to drop more acid.

    They spend their whole lives trying to see things from another view when its a "strawberry" away.
     
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    I knew it, a conspiracy!

    <qubit furiously puts on his tin foil hat>
     
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    Bah I can't see that at work. Or are they all really just white boxes? lol..
    Newtwork settings ftl..

    Now it has...You guys and your flops and bytes.. Always making things go boom.. :laugh:
     
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    Bummer. To my surpise they all actually work!
     
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    I'll be home within an hour and I'll be looking for sure. ;)

    Did you know though, that there are currently 2 small galaxies, colliding with the milky way galaxy? tis true..
     
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    Thats why they call themselves theoretical physicists
     
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    as someone with the ability to bend space and time, i assure you i know everything and you humans know next to nothing.
     
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    Yes!

    And eventually, Andromeda will collide with us and then we are cooked... if the sun doesnt do it first.. .not sure which will happen first. :p
     
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    Microsoft tried that ... we got Windows ME.
     
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    It's funny to live in a world of branes and 10D reality when your universe is just one of 10^500 other universes which are not further than 10^-35 cm away. That would mean that you have all been fooled all the time.
     
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    Be one hell of a firerworks display, that's for sure..

    Tell me something I don't know.. :roll:

    lmfao.. priceless... ME....
     
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    I'm not sure if my own brain is in the same brane as my body. It makes it difficult to determine if what I'm seeing is an inter-dimensional distortion effect or just a bad TV commercial.
     
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    Currently none..lol..
    Well I should rephrase that. None we know about to my knowledge.
    Lol typical scientific disclaimer there..

    Which is more feasible? I say the worm hole and jump gate. "faster than light" I think is impossible. Warping gravity to create a bridge I think is feasible..
    Idk some things just sit right with me.. Faster than light seems fraught with issues.
    What the hell do I know though? Wormhole jumping seems fraught with issues as well..lol

    We already know, gravity distorts space-time and we have proof.
    To those who don't know. Watching a star pass behind a massive object, creates a lensing effect. The light of that star becomes stretched and distorted. Proving gravity's "warping" effect, even on light.

    On that note: Time for some science channel and to look up those things Wizz posted.
    I have a feeling my brain is about to explode.. I won't even understand the intro credits..lol..
     
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    No. Gravity does not stretch/distort light. It distorts light's path. And light just travels its geodesic line without even knowing that its route has been altered.
     
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    i pick this one - alcubierre drive.
     
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    space-time is a kludge because Einstein was too lazy to do make a true Machian, timeless shape dynamics of space. Space is indeed curved, but not by time.

    This space-time bullshit is one of the biggest barriers to combining relativity and quantum physics and has probably set modern physics back at least 50 years. But this is a bit off topic.

    If we have learned anything from quantum mechanics, it is that the universe is FAR stranger than we can imagine. Can anyone here really imagine an electron occupying EVERY position around a proton in a hydrogen atom simultaneously? Think about that. It is everywhere AND nowhere at the same time. And that is only a fairly gentle mind bender. On the QM ordnance scale, we could call that a .22 derringer. It fucks with your head but probably won't give you a migraine. Now let's talk about superposition and entanglement or quantum teleportation. And these are just things we've managed to figure out so far - or at least, the things we THINK we've figured out.

    You might want to look into a little something called Bell's theorem. It basically says that any theory of QM either has to say that

    a. shit that happens here can affect something on the other side of the universe (non-locality)

    or

    b. if something isn't observed, you have no idea where it is, or any of its characteristics. (counter factual definiteness).

    Considering the fact that we rely on QM every single day since it is used in chemistry, electronics, etc, etc, that's some weird, fucking shit. But no one seems to mind - or even know for that matter.
     
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    IKR it's totally crazy to think. Oh by the way, this table could just stop existing and I could fall thru the center of the earth, at any given time. QM says that's possible.. Improbable, but possible..lol

    I had to disappear a bit. My gpu died on me.. bastard that it is.. Got a 680 otw though. :)
    Guess the brain in my gpu decided, it didn't want to be "local" anymore...lol
     
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    This one. Why? Because it has the Falcon man. :toast:
     
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