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10 Unanswered Science Questions

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Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 3433 Posts
Sunday, June 16, 2013 7:01:11 AM
"My brain hurts!"

Male, 40-49, Europe
 13316 Posts
Friday, June 14, 2013 3:36:40 PM
Oh crap what I know is not proven to be known
I fail

Male, 50-59, Canada
 29145 Posts
Friday, June 14, 2013 8:54:16 AM
Odd: I still have 10 unanswered questions...

I guess the explanation is: We Don't Know! (yet)

Male, 40-49, Canada
 4704 Posts
Friday, June 14, 2013 6:32:35 AM
"why is it actually accelerating?"

The current theory is that it is being pushed. However, I have my own theory:

Outside of the Universe is nothing. It is devoid of all matter. When the Big Bang occurred, it was the fracturing of another dimension, releasing matter into this one. The reason matter is speeding up is simply because it is being pulled into the empty areas.

Well... there is a lot more to it than that, but that boils it all down to a simple version of my theory.

Male, 40-49, Western US
 989 Posts
Friday, June 14, 2013 3:13:12 AM
The universe isn't flat like a pancake. It's flat like leftover beer. I hate conflations.

Male, 50-59, Europe
 7094 Posts
Friday, June 14, 2013 12:02:38 AM
The graphic showed a flat planed universe. You can't have it all ways. And if there was a big bang, surely it would be flying out in all directions. And if if it was going to collapse in on itself, why is it actually accelerating as it flies apart? And, most importantly, why do the Yanks say math when there is clearly more than one?

Male, 40-49, Asia
 13925 Posts
Thursday, June 13, 2013 11:32:49 PM
@Quackor when someone describes the universe as 'flat', they are describing the mathematics, not a plane. When describing things like the universe(s), quantum physics and anything where one of the factors is close to infinity (e.g. big bang and black holes) the math gets really weird and conventional language struggles to describe the phenomena predicted by it. It is effectively transcendental to perhaps even the keenest of minds.

Male, 40-49, Asia
 13925 Posts
Thursday, June 13, 2013 11:27:58 PM
Mammalian evolution: There's more to scientific evidence than bones in the stones.

FTL Travel: When this occurs:

(1) Laws of physics relating to velocity do not apply; and/or
(2) Space-time is non-linear; and/or
(3) Time in the conventional sense does not apply at all

Hence, comparing FTL to the speed of light is not strictly applicable except from the PoV of an external observer.

Male, 18-29, S. America
 2864 Posts
Thursday, June 13, 2013 7:44:25 PM
uh, "flat" universe does not mean actually flat, oh god, someone needs to be shot

Male, 18-29, S. America
 300 Posts
Thursday, June 13, 2013 7:40:55 PM
@Tupinambis: Yes that is correct. Whether it will work or not is debatable, but the maths are somewhat sound.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 566 Posts
Thursday, June 13, 2013 7:22:20 PM
Did I read that correctly? 10x the speed of light? Someone needs to be shot.

Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1632 Posts
Thursday, June 13, 2013 5:59:40 PM
Link: 10 Unanswered Science Questions [Rate Link] - Explained by the greatest minds on YouTube.

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