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Old 04-26-2019, 08:09 AM
 
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It sounds like a suspected technical discrepancy is now becoming accepted as a real phenomena that might require a shift in our understanding of the physics of the universe. Fascinating stuff...makes one aware of how little we really understand.

https://www.cnet.com/news/universe-i...one-knows-why/
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Old 04-26-2019, 12:03 PM
 
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As Steven Wright says, "They say the universe is expanding. That should help with traffic."
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Old 04-26-2019, 12:30 PM
 
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Yes, what we can see and touch around us is really just the tip of the iceberg. Most of the universe's machinery is hidden away where we can't seem to find it. Most perplexing.
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Old 04-26-2019, 05:53 PM
 
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Yes, what we can see and touch around us is really just the tip of the iceberg. Most of the universe's machinery is hidden away where we can't seem to find it. Most perplexing.
Agreed, our senses block out so much.
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Old 04-27-2019, 08:01 AM
 
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Agreed, our senses block out so much.
I read an interesting comment, observation, whatever.....

Paraphrasing, the person said that it might be that we will never be able to understand our universe because our minds and bodies and senses evolved to make sense of the immediate world we occupy. Anything too much out of the ordinary “does not compute.”

It reminded me of one of my cats watching cars racing on TV. He kept looking behind the TV as they travelled off one edge of the screen. It made me feel bad for him that here was this device that could show him the whole world, explain all sorts of marvels and mysteries...but he could live 1,000 years and never really understand the technology that made it possible, or even much of what it was showing him. He is a wonderfully capable creature for the world in which he evolved but much of the world of man “does not compute”.
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Old 04-27-2019, 08:04 AM
 
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makes sense to me.
i have read research that speculates about the speed of light slowing down since the Big Bang.
so, if it is, then the furthest away, which we can measure, is moving faster than what is close by.
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Old 05-02-2019, 02:21 PM
 
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I read an interesting comment, observation, whatever.....

Paraphrasing, the person said that it might be that we will never be able to understand our universe because our minds and bodies and senses evolved to make sense of the immediate world we occupy. Anything too much out of the ordinary “does not compute.”

It reminded me of one of my cats watching cars racing on TV. He kept looking behind the TV as they travelled off one edge of the screen. It made me feel bad for him that here was this device that could show him the whole world, explain all sorts of marvels and mysteries...but he could live 1,000 years and never really understand the technology that made it possible, or even much of what it was showing him. He is a wonderfully capable creature for the world in which he evolved but much of the world of man “does not compute”.
Makes you wonder how everything is so perfect in the universe that allows life to exist. Without the iron from supernova's we wouldn't exist today.
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Old 05-03-2019, 01:02 PM
 
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Makes you wonder how everything is so perfect in the universe that allows life to exist. Without the iron from supernova's we wouldn't exist today.

Weak anthropic principle.
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Old 05-05-2019, 08:27 PM
 
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Weak anthropic principle.
How so?
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Old 05-06-2019, 10:29 AM
 
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How so?
It wasn’t a criticism. It was the statement of a definition.

“Definition of anthropic principle
: either of two principles in cosmology:
a : conditions that are observed in the universe must allow the observer to exist
called also weak anthropic principle
b : the universe must have properties that make inevitable the existence of intelligent life
— called also strong anthropic principle”

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dict...ic%20principle
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