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Just How Big is the Universe?

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Just How Big is the Universe?

Post by jamesbond » June 2nd, 2019, 7:46 am

Scientists have discovered that the universe is even larger than they originally thought! :shock:

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Re: Just How Big is the Universe?

Post by gsjackson » June 3rd, 2019, 8:36 pm

Ask the "scientists" or their acolytes how they know. But don't expect an answer.

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Re: Just How Big is the Universe?

Post by Cornfed » June 3rd, 2019, 11:21 pm

gsjackson wrote:
June 3rd, 2019, 8:36 pm
Ask the "scientists" or their acolytes how they know. But don't expect an answer.
You get very convoluted answers that are actually internally consistent. They just don't necessarily map to reality.

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Re: Just How Big is the Universe?

Post by gsjackson » June 4th, 2019, 6:24 am

Cornfed wrote:
June 3rd, 2019, 11:21 pm
gsjackson wrote:
June 3rd, 2019, 8:36 pm
Ask the "scientists" or their acolytes how they know. But don't expect an answer.
You get very convoluted answers that are actually internally consistent. They just don't necessarily map to reality.
What would you call them? Theoretical mathematicians? Scientists, as I once understood the term, try to look at reality and map it.

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Re: Just How Big is the Universe?

Post by flowerthief00 » June 8th, 2019, 8:15 am

gsjackson wrote:
June 3rd, 2019, 8:36 pm
Ask the "scientists" or their acolytes how they know. But don't expect an answer.
Are you kidding? Almost any scientist would gladly and enthusiastically show his work when asked, so that his experiment can be replicated and his theory strengthened. Science is all about "show your work".

There is bad science being done out there, but not what I saw in that vid. That vid I'd say is pretty well established stuff. Our modern understanding of the cosmos is derived from Einstein's general theory of relativity, which has been replicated and used to make accurate predictions so many times that we're pretty damn confident that we DO know it. If you're having trouble understanding it it isn't because no one has ever been willing to explain it. Quite the opposite.

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Re: Just How Big is the Universe?

Post by ajieajie02 » June 9th, 2019, 9:29 am

And people STILL talk about how we only know 5% of the ocean...
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Re: Just How Big is the Universe?

Post by jamesbond » June 15th, 2019, 5:20 pm

This is an interesting video explaining 5 theories on what lies outside the observable universe.

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