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Re: (Probably Stupid) Physics Question (That's Probably Been Asked Before)
« Reply #45 on: January 14, 2015, 05:54:39 pm »
Homeopathish?

No, that's for a hypothesis which is demonstrably incorrect, but still gets trotted out anyway

A hypothesis that can't be tested is called "unfalsifiable"

"What can go wrong" most of the time isn't some sort of horrible 100 meter tall spider. Usually it results in something that just can't survive.

As a huge nerd I feel compelled to point out that the 100 meter spider probably couldn't survive either. It's weight would scale up disproportionally to the strength of it's muscles or the structural integrity of it's exoskeleton.

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Also, going back to big bang related stuff, has anybody else thought about the possibility that the big bang was the result of a Big Rip in a previous universe, or rather from the effect of the big rip on a hadron in that universe?
When the repulsive force of dark energy began to rip its component quarks apart it would instead be converted into a prodigious quantity of matter due to Color Confinement

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Re: (Probably Stupid) Physics Question (That's Probably Been Asked Before)
« Reply #46 on: January 14, 2015, 06:24:06 pm »
Where's the energy separating the quarks and anti-quarks supposed to come from?
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Re: (Probably Stupid) Physics Question (That's Probably Been Asked Before)
« Reply #47 on: January 14, 2015, 09:44:26 pm »
Oh, my idea was just speculation on another possibility for before the big bang
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Re: (Probably Stupid) Physics Question (That's Probably Been Asked Before)
« Reply #48 on: January 14, 2015, 11:55:59 pm »
Homeopathish?

No, that's for a hypothesis which is demonstrably incorrect, but still gets trotted out anyway

A hypothesis that can't be tested is called "unfalsifiable"

"What can go wrong" most of the time isn't some sort of horrible 100 meter tall spider. Usually it results in something that just can't survive.

As a huge nerd I feel compelled to point out that the 100 meter spider probably couldn't survive either. It's weight would scale up disproportionally to the strength of it's muscles or the structural integrity of it's exoskeleton.

EDIT:
Also, going back to big bang related stuff, has anybody else thought about the possibility that the big bang was the result of a Big Rip in a previous universe, or rather from the effect of the big rip on a hadron in that universe?
When the repulsive force of dark energy began to rip its component quarks apart it would instead be converted into a prodigious quantity of matter due to Color Confinement

Bothered you that much, huh?

Genetically modified to produce a graphene exoskeleton. Boom.

But isn't there also the problem of respiration with arthropods? IE the bigger they get the less efficiently they can respire?
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Re: (Probably Stupid) Physics Question (That's Probably Been Asked Before)
« Reply #49 on: January 15, 2015, 01:18:42 am »
Homeopathish?

No, that's for a hypothesis which is demonstrably incorrect, but still gets trotted out anyway

A hypothesis that can't be tested is called "unfalsifiable"

"What can go wrong" most of the time isn't some sort of horrible 100 meter tall spider. Usually it results in something that just can't survive.

As a huge nerd I feel compelled to point out that the 100 meter spider probably couldn't survive either. It's weight would scale up disproportionally to the strength of it's muscles or the structural integrity of it's exoskeleton.

EDIT:
Also, going back to big bang related stuff, has anybody else thought about the possibility that the big bang was the result of a Big Rip in a previous universe, or rather from the effect of the big rip on a hadron in that universe?
When the repulsive force of dark energy began to rip its component quarks apart it would instead be converted into a prodigious quantity of matter due to Color Confinement

Bothered you that much, huh?

Genetically modified to produce a graphene exoskeleton. Boom.

But isn't there also the problem of respiration with arthropods? IE the bigger they get the less efficiently they can respire?

Give 'em some lung genes.
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Re: (Probably Stupid) Physics Question (That's Probably Been Asked Before)
« Reply #50 on: January 15, 2015, 01:19:55 am »
That is true though. An arthropod living on land can only grow as big as the abundance of oxygen in the atmosphere will allow. Creepy crawlies during the Carboniferous Era were fucking huge.
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Re: (Probably Stupid) Physics Question (That's Probably Been Asked Before)
« Reply #51 on: January 15, 2015, 08:50:37 am »
Homeopathish?

No, that's for a hypothesis which is demonstrably incorrect, but still gets trotted out anyway

A hypothesis that can't be tested is called "unfalsifiable"

"What can go wrong" most of the time isn't some sort of horrible 100 meter tall spider. Usually it results in something that just can't survive.

As a huge nerd I feel compelled to point out that the 100 meter spider probably couldn't survive either. It's weight would scale up disproportionally to the strength of it's muscles or the structural integrity of it's exoskeleton.

EDIT:
Also, going back to big bang related stuff, has anybody else thought about the possibility that the big bang was the result of a Big Rip in a previous universe, or rather from the effect of the big rip on a hadron in that universe?
When the repulsive force of dark energy began to rip its component quarks apart it would instead be converted into a prodigious quantity of matter due to Color Confinement

Oxygen ratio. I also would be strong enough to left a house over my head, but who cares? Giant spiders.

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I know this is kind of a bump, but multi-directional theories of time are not new. i.e. for example a demonstrative case from a reputable physicist: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/physics/big-bang-may-created-mirror-universe-time-runs-backwards/

Of course, if you take this position, why just two directions? Maybe time moves in all kinds of directions we can't think of. Given a singularity, could there be an infinite number of offshoots?

Test-ability is definitely a problem, however many physics paradigms have been put forth without proof, just guesses based on current evidence. Some bear out, many do not. Until we are able to construct a way of peering beyond the limits of the Big Bang we are just guessing, but that doesn't mean we won't figure out a way some day.

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And I just realized the article I posted came out after the OP. I like that, somehow. Eris touched Legate's brain and gave this person supernatural insight, obviously.

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Of course, if you take this position, why just two directions? Maybe time moves in all kinds of directions we can't think of. Given a singularity, could there be an infinite number of offshoots?

Isn't time only 1 dimension? If so, that is why it can only move in two directions. Dimensions are by definition only 2 way traffic.
It's like measuring how long a yard-stick is and trying to use age instead of length, it just doesn't make sense.
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I think the idea, to summarize it admittedly somewhat glibly, is that if you could have paralell universes then why not a perpindicular universe
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I think the idea, to summarize it admittedly somewhat glibly, is that if you could have paralell universes then why not a perpindicular universe
That would require an extra dimension, not using a dimension in new ways.
Also, a mirror universe is something completely different than a parallel universe.

I should really read that link now.
Huh, weird. Does this:
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That movement toward high entropy gives time its direction.
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In one universe, time appears to run forwards. In the other, time runs backwards, at least from our perspective.
Mean that the mirror universe moves toward low entropy? Or does it mean that it moves toward high negative entropy? because the first would be time going backwards, and it wouldn't last long. The second would mean that they may be moving through time in a reversed direction to ours but they would experience time the same way we would. So if communication is possible that would mean understanding eachother wouldn't be a big problem.
That is assuming, ... wel lots of things. Interesting food for thought though!
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