Was there really ever NOTHING? Or has there always been SOMETHING?

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  1. pheelios

    pheelios Well-Known Member VIP

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    Discuss... :scratch:

    ""Smoking Gun Reveals How the Inflationary Big Bang Happened""

    ""New findings show that the universe underwent a burst of inflation that was seemingly faster than the speed of light in the first instant of its existence, throwing off a storm of exotic gravitational waves in the process.

    The evidence comes from the BICEP2 experiment at the South Pole, which captures and analyzes the faint glow left over from the Big Bang. BICEP2's researchers found a subtle twisty pattern in the polarization of that light, which would be characteristic of primordial gravitational waves.

    The results support a concept known as inflationary Big Bang theory, and they can be further analyzed to reconstruct how the Big Bang blew up 13.8 billion years ago. Even in advance of Monday's public reveal, physicists were gushing over the implications.

    "Other than finding life on other planets or directly detecting dark matter, I can't think of any other plausible near-term astrophysical discovery more important than this one for improving our understanding of the universe," Caltech theoretical physicist Sean Carroll said in a pre-announcement blog posting.

    MIT cosmologist Max Tegmark wrote that "before long, it will lead to at least one Nobel Prize.""

    Full story... http://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/smoking-gun-reveals-how-inflationary-big-bang-happened-n54686


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    Each year the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope releases a brand new image to celebrate its birthday. This year, the subject of its 24th celebratory snap is part of the Monkey Head Nebula, last viewed by Hubble in 2001, creating a stunning image released in 2011.

    Otherwise known as NGC 2174, this cloud of gas and dust lies about 6400 light-years away in the constellation of Orion (The Hunter). Nebulas like this one are popular targets for Hubble – their colourful plumes of gas and fiery bright stars create ethereally beautiful pictures, such as the telescope’s 22nd and 23rd anniversary images of the Tarantula and Horsehead nebulas.
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    ""Stanford Professor Andrei Linde celebrates physics breakthrough""
    Here is the Evidence...

    [video=youtube;ZlfIVEy_YOA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlfIVEy_YOA[/video]
     
  2. A Succulent Chinese Meal

    A Succulent Chinese Meal Oh, that's a nice headlock, sir. VIP

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    Aw shoot we done did duplicate threads
     
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    gilaet Zen As Fuck Gold

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    Depends on what you think nothing is.
     
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    beatlejaws nowhere poster

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    ^^^

    Bill will always be the man
     
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    How can you have a bang when there is nothing and where did all the space come from that this nothing exploded into?
     
  8. pheelios

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    Oh sorry booby, I jumped on and hadn't seen yours.
    I'll step aside :hat:
     
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  10. pheelios

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    That's what I'm saying! it's nuts man.
     
  11. pheelios

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    daerht\
     
  12. A Succulent Chinese Meal

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    I was going to say keep doing yours....I already polluted mine with tv show references.
     
  13. Rod-Stroker

    Rod-Stroker Streptococcus Gingivitis Halllllllllllllitosis

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    My father was doing this moments before he passed. I shit you not
     
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    This one must continue.

    Bob has me on ignore and I can't enjoy that thread. :coffee:
     
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  16. pheelios

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    Ok we can run them both.
     
  17. pheelios

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    Dinkus provided this...


    Bill Nye Debates Ken Ham - HD (Official)
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    The multiverse is a bold speculation (John Polkinghorne)

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    ""The Rev Dr John Charlton Polkinghorne, KBE, FRS (born 16 October 1930) is an English theoretical physicist, theologian, writer, and Anglican priest. A prominent and leading voice explaining the relationship between science and religion, he was professor of Mathematical physics at the University of Cambridge from 1968 to 1979, when he resigned his chair to study for the priesthood, becoming an ordained Anglican priest in 1982. He served as the president of Queens' College, Cambridge from 1988 until 1996.""