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Old 08-29-2014, 04:12 PM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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I've never understood this, but suppose I'm not the only one.
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Everyone knows the universe exists in three dimensions, right? Maybe not. For some time now serious physicists have been pondering the seemingly absurd possibility that three-dimensional space is merely an illusion--and that we actually live in a two-dimensional "hologram."

And now scientists ......... Freaky Physics Experiment May Prove Our Universe Is A Two-Dimensional Hologram
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Old 08-29-2014, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Interesting theory.
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Old 08-30-2014, 11:03 AM
 
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Picard, is that you?
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Old 08-30-2014, 01:13 PM
 
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That is great; the world is basically somebodies computer simulator that has been on too long. As time moves by in our world; they can access everything.One moment everything is peaceful the next it is havoc. I just want everybody to get along happy and not have problems with each other.
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Old 08-31-2014, 01:00 PM
 
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"Computer, que the World War Three simulation. Run at level eight. Let's see if Russia can withstand the onslaught."
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Old 08-31-2014, 03:56 PM
 
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Very interesting. I have always liked the idea that our earth is the only place where human life exists, and the idea that the universe is a hologram makes that more reasonable. It would get around all the probability arguments for life elsewhere. What if only our solar System exists, sitting in a shelf painted flat black in God's garage, with the 2 dimensional hologram universe as a background. It would be a much simpler explanation. Only we would have to be fooled by the illusion.
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Old 09-29-2014, 02:38 AM
 
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Very interesting. I have always liked the idea that our earth is the only place where human life exists, and the idea that the universe is a hologram makes that more reasonable. It would get around all the probability arguments for life elsewhere. What if only our solar System exists, sitting in a shelf painted flat black in God's garage, with the 2 dimensional hologram universe as a background. It would be a much simpler explanation. Only we would have to be fooled by the illusion.
I find it highly unlikely for humans to be the only intelligent life in our universe. Our universe is home to over 100 BILLION galaxies and each galaxy with hundreds of billions of stars then with each star home to many planets (which has a varied range). There's an estimated 40 billion planets in the habitable zone around a star in the Milky Way galaxy alone (and there are galaxies far longer than our own).

The chances of intelligent life are extremely slim, but in the end it's just a numbers game, and our observable universe has so many planets that that the extremely slim chance becomes a reasonable chance. But actually MEETING one of these intelligent life forms? Not likely (at least not until we figure out interstellar/galactic travel).

(Related Wikipedia article: Drake equation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
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