Unanswered Questions...

Mr. Heskey

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I say we start a thread devoted almost entirely to the unknown world of science.

Basic questions can be discusses/reviewed such as:
Evolution or Creationism?
How the universe was created
Paranormal Phenomena
Black holes
Paradoxes
Time Travel
Dimensions
Crop Circles
And the list goes on and on and on...




My thought: In like 200 years from now, I bet computers are going to be a thing completely of the past. People say they are going to revolutionize human life, and we will be using them forever and ever. I think 200 years from now there will be a machine completely different from computers. I have no idea how this machine/thing would operate, but I guarantee you there will be. You may think this is bullshit but think back in the 1700's. Ben Franklin, George Washington, they had no freakin' clue or idea of computers! They would've thought something THIS advanced is impossible. I think that's what we're like now. Our brains aren't advanced enough to accept what the future will be like, so we just talk about the present.


Just something I thought of.
 
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As soon as I read your first post, I was going to say, you know what....the people here are just too dumb and narrow minded to even begin to contemplate those ideas. But then I read the above replies and realized that it already basically has been shown and proved. I just wanted to point that out.

Keep in mind, I'd be one of those people who wouldn't want to discuss it anyway over the internet. Shit like that is hard to type out...it's more of a face to face discussion.
 

Mr. Heskey

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zephyr said:
As soon as I read your first post, I was going to say, you know what....the people here are just too dumb and narrow minded to even begin to contemplate those ideas. But then I read the above replies and realized that it already basically has been shown and proved. I just wanted to point that out.

Keep in mind, I'd be one of those people who wouldn't want to discuss it anyway over the internet. Shit like that is hard to type out...it's more of a face to face discussion.

I know what you mean... I just wanted to have a serious conversation because this kind of stuff interests the hell out of me. Kinda stupid hobby (i guess) i have but whatever
 

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zephyr said:
As soon as I read your first post, I was going to say, you know what....the people here are just too dumb and narrow minded to even begin to contemplate those ideas. But then I read the above replies and realized that it already basically has been shown and proved. I just wanted to point that out.

Keep in mind, I'd be one of those people who wouldn't want to discuss it anyway over the internet. Shit like that is hard to type out...it's more of a face to face discussion.
I consider myself to be one of the smarter members here. As soon as you're done laughing, I'll continue....





Ok. That said, I feel that the questions posed here (What are we here for? Where does the universe end? Is there a God?) are completely beyond human comprehension. No one will ever know the answers, and I have accepted this. Nevertheless, I continue on my quest to discover a continent off the coast of Oregon. Those waters are virtually unknown.
 

ThaiTanium22

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Mr. Heskey said:
I know what you mean... I just wanted to have a serious conversation because this kind of stuff interests the hell out of me. Kinda stupid hobby (i guess) i have but whatever
Here's something.

If we were sitting a light year apart from eachother, and I had a light year long pole that I had aimed right at your head, and I pushed the pole, how long do you think it would take for the pole to smack you in the head.

It's certainly not instantaneously because the pole would be travelling faster than the speed of light. Weird isn't it.
 

Devastation

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Mr. Heskey said:
Unanswered questions.
I don't believe our universe is the only universe.

Prepare yourselves, I'm about to get really deep.

I believe God (I know it's not actually science, but I'm using him to present my theory) exists and created the universe, but I also believe that there are other gods who created other universes, and with the right technology, we could create a wormhole to another universe and see what it's god has been up to.

I believe in a never-ending chain of universes.

God is in his own universe, probably neighbors with some guy whose pet shits in God's yard, and God has a God he worships.

Never-ending chain.
 

Mr. Heskey

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ThaiTanium22 said:
Here's something.

If we were sitting a light year apart from eachother, and I had a light year long pole that I had aimed right at your head, and I pushed the pole, how long do you think it would take for the pole to smack you in the head.

It's certainly not instantaneously because the pole would be travelling faster than the speed of light. Weird isn't it.


Wow that is strange...I mean if the pole stays intact then I would think it has to touch me instantaneously...but then again, the speed of light is like 180,000 feet a second....that was deep.
 
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i personally have doubts in god, just because it doesn't piece together for me. If god is such a great character, why is there poverty, mass murder and natural disasters? If there is a god, why does he have such a sick sence of humor?

and if you want to read about the grand daddy of all interesting science thorys then check out this
 
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CowBell

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I know how Black Holes were created anyway...

What is a black hole?

A black hole is a region of spacetime from which nothing can escape, even light.

To see why this happens, imagine throwing a tennis ball into the air. The harder you throw the tennis ball, the faster it is travelling when it leaves your hand and the higher the ball will go before turning back. If you throw it hard enough it will never return, the gravitational attraction will not be able to pull it back down. The velocity the ball must have to escape is known as the escape velocity and for the earth is about 7 miles a second.

As a body is crushed into a smaller and smaller volume, the gravitational attraction increases, and hence the escape velocity gets bigger. Things have to be thrown harder and harder to escape. Eventually a point is reached when even light, which travels at 186 thousand miles a second, is not travelling fast enough to escape. At this point, nothing can get out as nothing can travel faster than light. This is a black hole.

Do they really exist?

It is impossible to see a black hole directly because no light can escape from them; they are black. But there are good reasons to think they exist.

When a large star has burnt all its fuel it explodes into a supernova. The stuff that is left collapses down to an extremely dense object known as a neutron star. We know that these objects exist because several have been found using radio telescopes.

If the neutron star is too large, the gravitational forces overwhelm the pressure gradients and collapse cannot be halted. The neutron star continues to shrink until it finally becomes a black hole. This mass limit is only a couple of solar masses, that is about twice the mass of our sun, and so we should expect at least a few neutron stars to have this mass. (Our sun is not particularly large; in fact it is quite small.)

A supernova occurs in our galaxy once every 300 years, and in neighbouring galaxies about 500 neutron stars have been identified. Therefore we are quite confident that there should also be some black holes.

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I have an opinion on the Universe. I believe that there is a Creator. When I look around and see the things that are important, I generally think that my body, and everyone else's bodies can't have been thrown together one day. There was a marking moment when suddenly humanity formed. I believe that was the biblical Day One.

The facts are awesome. I have literally a drop too much fluid in my Thyroid gland. Literally. It is an explanation for me growing to 6'5". If that drop wasn't there, I would not shave 6 feet. Things like that fascinate me, and the way these things work. To be able to put it the same way as William Paley:

Paley's Watch

In his book Natural Theology (1802) William Paley (1743-1805) presents an argument for the existence of God based on perceived design in the world. He begins by stating that if one walks across a field and sees a stone it would be absurd to ask how the stone got there. Firstly one does not usually ask questions like that about stones but also it could be that the stone had been there for all time and so no conclusive answer could be sought. However, if during your walk in the field you came across a watch it would be reasonable to ask how it got there. Now the reason why the assumptions made about the stone do not apply to the watch is because the watch exhibits the appearance of design as it has a variety of different parts all working together to produce motion whereby the time can be told (it should be noted that the analogy of the watch here was poignant at the time as the pocket watch had only just recently been invented).

'The inference, we think, is inevitable, that the watch must have had a maker; that there must have existed, at some time, and at some place or other, an artificer or artificers who formed it for the purpose which we find it actually to answer; who comprehended its construction, and designed its use.'

Using this analogy Paley then argues that the world exhibits complexity and so on this basis makes the assumption that there must be a designer of the world who is God.

Now there are several objections to this analogy which Paley seeks to answer:

1. The conclusion that the watch had been designed and made would not be weakened if one had never seen a watch before.

2. The existence of a designer and maker of the watch would not be negated if the watch went wrong on occasions or did not work at all.

3. The fact that the watch had been designed and made would not be negated if there were parts of the watch whose workings were not understood.
 

BattleShip Ron

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DeVaSTaTioN said:
I don't believe our universe is the only universe.
Prepare yourselves, I'm about to get really deep.
I believe God (I know it's not actually science, but I'm using him to present my theory) exists and created the universe, but I also believe that there are other gods who created other universes, and with the right technology, we could create a wormhole to another universe and see what it's god has been up to.
I believe in a never-ending chain of universes.
God is in his own universe, probably neighbors with some guy whose pet shits in God's yard, and God has a God he worships.
Never-ending chain.
If never-ending universes are true, then all things are possible. You could be God. If you are God, then the wormhole to another universe could be your internet connection.

Hello. Rangoon?
 
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CowBell

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BattleShip Ron said:
If never-ending universes are true, then all things are possible. You could be God. If you are God, then the wormhole to another universe could be your internet connection.

Hello. Rangoon?
DeVaStAtIoN is doG? Hot Damn.

I will chat about this a little more later.
 
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Boogies

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god created heaven and earth..read the bible and once your saved i gurantee youll be happier in your life!
 
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I have a question.

If the polar ice caps are melting, how does this cause water levels to rise? Is there not the same volume of water there, just melted?

I know this is most likely answerable and I'm not very good with science. It's just something I wonder about and don't know the answer to.
 
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CowBell

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OnandOn said:
I have a question.

If the polar ice caps are melting, how does this cause water levels to rise? Is there not the same volume of water there, just melted?

I know this is most likely answerable and I'm not very good with science. It's just something I wonder about and don't know the answer to.
No, it isnt the same volume of water, it is land. Icecaps are referred to as landmasses. Plus the density of the ice is much more, and if it melts it will instill a much larger amount of water into the oceans, thus rising the sea level :)
 

doped_up_hobo

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al-kita said:
Also i think god is fake and there is only the present no past or future. there is also no such thing as time or anything. think about it. humans made up time and such. what if beings were before everything else and had something different. there are too much possiblities. how can scientists be certain that there where such things thrupogh science? you can't answer the q's because soemone with a different philosophy will say something different and state there beliefs.
YES!... time has fuck all to do with the universe. thank you. god? yer right...
i cant be arsed tp type out my theories, none would understand and i would go unanswerd. :help: