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    Hey guys,

    Can someone kindly explain to me what the fuck is going on regarding Big Bang vs Universe Has Existed Forever and all that jazz in such a way that a moron like me could understand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by o2cui2i View Post
    climate change (lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GD View Post
    Hey guys,

    Can someone kindly explain to me what the fuck is going on regarding Big Bang vs Universe Has Existed Forever and all that jazz in such a way that a moron like me could understand?

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    It's a super easy answer. Big Bang isn't an explanation of how the universe came to be, rather how it expanded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abomination View Post
    For anyone interested, SpaceX is launching in a few minutes (streamed on the internet). They'll be trying to return the booster safely too (apparently about 10 minutes after launch)

    http://www.spacex.com/webcast/
    The launch should be today at 6:03pm est, for anyone interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by connorp View Post
    It's a super easy answer. Big Bang isn't an explanation of how the universe came to be, rather how it expanded.
    Close but not quite, it pretty much covers the beginning of classical spacetime, as described by Einstein in his theory of relativity. It cannot explain the exactmoment of time zero. It can't say anything about quantum time as you good Connor being a scholar of string theory should know

    Sean Carroll has an excellent lecture to go along with his his book which I found awesome. It's called The Arrow Of Time it proposes multiverse theory, which has become very popular among prominent physicists, still can't be falsified though. If I wasn't on my phone, I'd link it to YouTube, I'll do it later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirBJay View Post
    Close but not quite, it pretty much covers the beginning of classical spacetime, as described by Einstein in his theory of relativity. It cannot explain the exactmoment of time zero. It can't say anything about quantum time as you good Connor being a scholar of string theory should know

    Sean Carroll has an excellent lecture to go along with his his book which I found awesome. It's called The Arrow Of Time it proposes multiverse theory, which has become very popular among prominent physicists, still can't be falsified though. If I wasn't on my phone, I'd link it to YouTube, I'll do it later.
    I don't follow. The BBT is in fact a theorized single moment in time that doesn't attempt to explain the universe's origin. How the conditions existed for there to be a BBT is what you're referring to, no?

    Also when I first addressed this post I had not seen any of the new research the poster was obviously alluding to

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    Actually in re - reading your post maybe we don't disagree.. I'm holed up with pnemonia and strep + meds and I'm 1\4 coherent

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    Here's the link to Carroll's lecture, it's good shit:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEr-t17m2Fo

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    This is really cool. When's the last time a movie ever made scientific discoveries?

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0213081615.htm

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    Photo (turned into video clips) highlights of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. Really really cool!

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/16/tech/n...ory/index.html

    And holy crap at producing 2600 terabytes of data!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirBJay View Post
    Here's the link to Carroll's lecture, it's good shit:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEr-t17m2Fo
    I got to see him a couple years ago. He was talking about the Higgs Boson, but still a great talk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcjaysfan View Post
    I got to see him a couple years ago. He was talking about the Higgs Boson, but still a great talk.
    Post more.

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    This is interesting. I didn't even know Earth had a second moon/dwarf planet.

    http://www.iflscience.com/space/eart...s-solar-system
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    Man it looks like there is so much cool shit in this thread and I've barely had a chance to look at any of it. Eventually I will!

    Kudos to all y'all.

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    Freaky astronomny news. Lights (!?!) seen on Ceres.

    http://www.iflscience.com/space/cere...re-multiplying
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