A Universe From Nothing

Submitted by: rautenbach 4 years ago in Science

Awesome animation about Quantum Physics, Dark Energy and more with commentary from Lawrence M. Krauss
There are 16 comments:
Male 165
Oh hey, it`s this discussion, again. If you think about it, anyone involved in this argument is insane. Seeing as this comes up quite often, until one side has any means of proving the other wrong, you`re all insane.

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.


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Male 1,059
"You don`t need a deity. You can have nothing and quantum fluctuations can create a universe."

So... who/what created the quantum fluctuations?
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Male 7,378
The music made this impossible to watch.. Eyeyeye
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Male 365
I prefer the original speech, it actually explains what he`s saying in context.
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Male 12,365
To head off the "but dark matter isn`t a fact!" replies:

It is possible to calculate the approximate mass of things such as galaxies from their gravity, which can be measured by their movement and from the effect they have on light.

The mass is much higher than can be accounted for by matter we can see.

Mass is a result of matter.

The most likely explanation from the known facts is that there is a lot of matter that we can`t see. Since we can`t see it, it`s called `dark`. It interacts with gravity but not with the other forces.

We don`t know what dark matter is. We do know that it exists - that is a fact repeatedly confirmed by experiment. So it isn`t a matter of belief. It`s a matter of fact.
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Male 12,365
[quote]People get mad at Christians when they ask people to believe in something they can`t see. He`s asking the same.[/quote]

No, he isn`t. The differences are evidence, reasoning, simplicity and belief.

I can`t see the force that creates lift on a wing and enables planes to fly.

I can`t see the undetectable magic pixies that carry planes and enable them to fly.

According to your argument, that makes both explanations of how planes can fly equally valid.

I disagree.

Also, I don`t believe that the shape of a wing creates lift as it moves through air. I reason that it is the most likely explanation based on known facts. That`s not belief.

[quote]Just believe what you believe, leave everyone else alone.[/quote]

That statement of yours might have some validity if a person`s beliefs had no effect on anyone else, but that`s obviously not true.
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Male 3,631
jkfld - I just wanted you to know someone read your entire diatribe.
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Male 676
People get mad at Christians when they ask people to believe in something they can`t see. He`s asking the same. Just believe what you believe, leave everyone else alone.
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Male 15,832
That commentary was almost entirely unfounded speculation. He was basically just pulling stuff out of his ass. Plus, the music, if you can call it that, sucked, and those picture had absolutely nothing to do with anything.



FAIL!
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Male 677
@SmagBoy1
I welcome the flame war. Arguing with bible-bashers is always a good laugh.
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Male 1,745
everything we have ever learned has come from 1% of all that is out there. we discover there is 99% more stuff, so what do we do? we try to cram the 99% we know jack poo about into the paradigm we built from 1% we`ve studied.

admit you don`t know anything about anything, and stop pretending.
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Male 376
Those were some great visuals Rautenbach. Awesome work!
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Male 4,431
Well, hey, nearly half of Americans (yeah, that`s freakin` HALF) believe the world was not only created by God, but that we humans have existed in our present form for only about the last 10,000 years. (Here is my source.) So, sure, a flame war is pretty inevitable.
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Male 835
So all of your heated arguments and trollings, dear community, aren`t even important enough to deemed "petty".

So shaddup.
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Male 215
Yep, I smell a massive flamewar incoming. At least IAB`s flamewars are really interesting to read. I`ll check back later.
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Female 1
Link: A Universe From Nothing [Rate Link] - Awesome animation about Quantum Physics, Dark Energy and more with commentary from Lawrence M. Krauss
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