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Writings of J. Todd Ring: Are we alone? More importantly, are we even awake?

The “man the life boats and head for the stars” answer to our present human dilemmas is simply delusional. We can and should explore space, but if we don’t get our act together here on this planet immediately, we’re dead – extinct: plain and simple. A recent book seems once again to miss that point […]

Writings of J. Todd Ring: The Key of Keys

Egoless divine pride: the most glorious concept I have ever heard – from Tibetan Buddhism. The Uttara Tantra elaborates: There once was a prince, who lost his memory and forgot who he was. Lost in forgetfulness and confusion, he wandered aimlessly, and became a homeless beggar. Years later, a minister to the king came across […]

Death By Trolley: Help Me Better Understand The Big Bang Theory

My understanding of the Big Bang Theory (BBT) is that approximately 13.77 billion years ago a certain singularity came into existence “with a bang”. It was incredibly – infinitely? – dense and small, and it exploded into existence. The explosion was the beginning of the expansion.

The Big Bang (BB) has been held to be the beginning of everything. It doesn’t even make sense to say “what happened before the BB” because there was no before the BB. Time began “with a bang”. It doesn’t even make sense to say “where there was nothing, there arrived something” because there

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The Quantum Buddha's Blog: Dan’s Estimation of the Age of the Universe

As a follow up to my post on the theory of relativity’s implications on the age of the universe and the nature of reality, I am pointing out something that has been bugging me for see time.

How did quasars get 33 billions years away from us in just 13.75 billion years since the big bang is said to have occurred when the god of randomness “created” the universe in violation of the 2nd law of thermodynamics?

Here are two links from Wikipedia as sources:

Big Bang

Quasars

It is a bit harder to visualize and understand a dynamic

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Dead Wild Roses: Intriguing Science Video – Enter the Black Hole

I’m writing this a week ago, but I’ll watch this again today as it is just that interesting.

 

Filed under: Science Tagged: Black Holes, Cosmology, Science, Speed of Light