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the Big Bang

Postby Angelica » Tue Sep 13, 15:13 2016

Does everyone here believe in the Big Bang theory (not the dumbfuck TV show)? How did it happen? What, if anything, existed 14 billion years ago? Do you believe in multiple universes?

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Re: the Big Bang

Postby Tweek » Wed Sep 14, 0:49 2016

I'm inclined to believe it; I can't pretend I know how it happened though.

If there can be one universe I can't think of any reason that there won't be others.
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Re: the Big Bang

Postby Aum » Wed Sep 14, 4:12 2016

Nope, I don't believe in it.
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Re: the Big Bang

Postby Nech » Wed Sep 14, 4:28 2016

Where there's smoke, there's fire. Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. So just shut up, and bring some water.

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Re: the Big Bang

Postby Angelica » Wed Sep 14, 5:53 2016

Do you guys think it's likely that this universe was created by intelligent beings from another universe?

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Re: the Big Bang

Postby Sonic# » Wed Sep 14, 5:58 2016

I think the Big Bang theory is the most likely model we have out there, being the one with the most observational evidence. So I believe in the BBT like I do other scientific theories: being open to my assumptions being revised by evidence.

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Re: the Big Bang

Postby Aum » Wed Sep 14, 8:37 2016

The artist's job is not to succumb to despair, but to find an antidote to the emptiness of existence. -W.A.

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Re: the Big Bang

Postby rowan » Wed Sep 14, 9:26 2016

That's true of anything, though, so you might as well say why bother trying to know anything.

To the original question, I would say I am more than happy to talk about what happened after the big bang, and there are theorists trying to get at the question of "before" in a testable way, but we don't have anything yet. I imagine we'll figure it out someday, though IDK in my lifetime.

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Re: the Big Bang

Postby rowan » Wed Sep 14, 11:04 2016

Space and time are intricately linked through Einistein's theory of general relativity; one does not exist without the other. General relativity is THE most well tested theory we have.

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Re: the Big Bang

Postby Taurwen » Wed Sep 14, 11:24 2016

My understanding from readings (I am not a physicist so my readings are pretty dumbed down) Is not that time and space are linked, but that they are the same thing. Time is just the primary dimension, and the we have the three others (Length, height, width). We need time, it's intrinsic, the other three are just the three that stuck in the first moments after the big bang but there's no reason why they had to be, we could have a dozen dimensions and none of then needed to be the ones we have. Except Time, you always start with the base dimension of time.

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Re: the Big Bang

Postby Angelica » Wed Sep 14, 11:25 2016

That doesn't mean the existence of time is dependent on the existence of other dimensions.

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Re: the Big Bang

Postby Pikachu » Wed Sep 14, 11:41 2016

Well it does. Unless you're proposing sequences of events outside of existential reality.

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Re: the Big Bang

Postby Nech » Wed Sep 14, 11:49 2016

Where there's smoke, there's fire. Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. So just shut up, and bring some water.

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Re: the Big Bang

Postby Angelica » Wed Sep 14, 12:36 2016

Really? I've heard the Big Crunch theory before.

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Re: the Big Bang

Postby rowan » Thu Sep 15, 9:47 2016

Yanno, you totally ignored the fact that I (as an astrophysicist) said space and time are intricately linked. If you want a citation, I have a lovely book . (Also makes a handy doorstop; it is very heavy)

Big Crunch isn't going to happen; the universe's expansion is accelerating not slowing down.

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Re: the Big Bang

Postby Angelica » Thu Sep 15, 11:35 2016

I got that, but I was suggesting that a Big Crunch happened before the Big Bang, in a much denser universe, and that this universe expanded from the singularity at the end of the previous one. Is that possible?


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