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Where a completely untrained observer who does math using visually imagery, posits a really bland "duh" theory about the true nature of the universe.

The basic premise is that "nature" (the way things tend to go) favors the path of least resistance. Stuff likes to run downhill. That is why you see common themes, particularly in physical shapes and representations of active forces, recurring throughout an incredible range of sizes and causes. If you continue in both directions, essentially the theme continues in limitless size and variation. If you have enough time, and enough space, it becomes easy to understand we ARE the winners of an incredible lottery. Living, breathing, self-aware beings capable of seeing what we can see of the universe, throughout and within.

Dinosaurs had the run of the place forever, but you think they had a clue? Obviously not.

I remember watching Dr. Kaku as he explained the frustration triggered among physicists by equations resulting in "infinity" answers... never ending. I would suggest that we take a hard look at accepting the answer, and pondering the possibilities.

I really have to knock off trying to sound like I know what I'm talking about.

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  •  Dinosaurs Have Quite the Clue, 230 Million Years (11+ / 0-)

    and counting. It wasn't any failing of theirs that most of them are gone; whichever theory you favor, either the earth blew up or an asteroid blew down and wiped most of them out.

    Humans haven't been our recognizable species especially intellectually longer than around 1/2 % of 1 million years. Maybe 3 to 5+ as a family.

    You will hear surviving dinosaurs chirping early in the morning.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sat Nov 02, 2013 at 08:57:34 PM PDT

  •  A human being is the universe's way of pondering (5+ / 0-)

    itself.   If we fail at all else, at least we can find purpose in that, and fulfill our existential obligation by occasionally staring into the night sky and whispering "Holy shit!"

    "I wonder why Congress again in a new poll out today--11% approval rating. (It's) because they don't work for us. They work for the sons-of-bitches who pay them." Cenk Uygur

    by Dave in Columbus on Sat Nov 02, 2013 at 08:59:03 PM PDT

  •  I play this game too, (1+ / 0-)
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    Joieau

    take gravity for example.

    A big lump of matter can warp spacetime according to general relativity. Lose the space part for a moment. GPS satellites are basically clocks and transmitters. The clocks have their rates adjusted for the gamma factor of their speed orbiting the earth. Another adjustment is needed for the fact that clocks deeper into the earths gravity field run slower than clocks father away. (which is a bigger value than the one for their speed) So, there is a gradient in time around the earth. If acceleration is A = change in velocity over time then dicking with time will cause acceleration without a change in velocity. GR also states that gravity is indistinguishable from acceleration. The  "if it were only arithmetic method" puts a 30 millionth change in time equaling a 10 meter sec/sec (a fair approximation of 1G) acceleration. If the speed of light is our clock and that value is 300,000 Km/sec (a fair approximation of C). What this "gravity wave" stuff about?

    “The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use them.” ― Philip K. Dick

    by Wood Gas on Sat Nov 02, 2013 at 10:16:01 PM PDT

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