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Universes (plural)

  1. qwark profile image60
    qwarkposted 7 years ago

    In cosmological terms, how many universes exist in limitless space.

    1. Misha profile image76
      Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Likely to be more than a finite number - which actually blows the mind of anybody who tries to imagine this smile

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image90
        Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Minds have limits, even great minds.. in fact the greater the minds are, the more they realize their limits... oops, getting closer to being exploded.

        1. qwark profile image60
          qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Rochelle:
          Hi.
          I don't agree with ya.
          I think the human mind has no limits in ref to it's ability to learn.
          It seems that the more you offer it, if it is inspired, it can handle information at any level it is offered..of course aptitude has a great deal to do with the "subjects" offered. Speaking in terms of "generic" information, I think the mind will evolve to accomodate that which it has the ability to receive and understand...:-)
          If it explodes pls point it away from me...ok..? :-)

          1. Rochelle Frank profile image90
            Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            You are probably right-- I was only speaking my mind.

            1. qwark profile image60
              qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Rochelle:
              ok..:-)
              Appreciated a response...:-)

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          Twenty One Daysposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Agreed. Even the smallest measurable unit of energy finite to our full brain/thought capacity is infinite. Attempting to 'count' that would take us -for lack of a better word- forever. Which (i hope this doesn't cause a feud) leads me believe beyond consciousness/consideration.

    2. double_frick profile image80
      double_frickposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      an infinite amount. but is that an oxymoron? anyways...i call it a multi-verse secretly.

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      Will Bensonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      String Theorists say 11. Some say up to 25 (or so). Other scientists say millions or billions. (?)

      I wonder if Stephen Hawking is watching UFC tonight?

      Great thread.

      1. qwark profile image60
        qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Will:
        I hope he is enjoying something. What a great mind!
        In the 11 dimensions of the TOE, there would be no end of possibilities.
        In the 3 dimensional world we exist in, why is it not possible that in empty space beyond our ability to imagine, "big bangs" or other weird, wild and crazy things which would astound even the most learned of men, are happening as just being natural, matter of fact?
        Everything is possible!

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          Will Bensonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Well put. I guess the only thing everybody agrees on is that the number of universes isn't zero.

          1. qwark profile image60
            qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Will:
            I couldn't imagine that we live in the only universe in endless cosmic space. :-)

      2. wyanjen profile image87
        wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        More importantly, is Tito Ortiz surfing hubblesite.org for the latest updates tonight?

        muay thai and string theory. This is a beautiful forum indeed. lol

        Here is a neat little vid showing the 10 dimensions:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkxieS-6WuA

        The seventh dimension is where my brain starts to get close to being exploded, as Rochelle says lol

        1. qwark profile image60
          qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Wyan:
          lol...I'm in the boonies of Texas and am using "dialup!" Exasperating!
          I hope I can watch what you sent.
          I download at about 25 kbps...lol so ya can imagine how long it takes to download even a 350 kb picture....lol..but I'll try..
          I'll let ya know if it works. :-)

        2. Mikel G Roberts profile image87
          Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          IMHO the 11 dimension would be the point of the opposite of the 10th... if you get what I'm saying...

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      logic,commonsenseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      More than we can comprehend!

      1. blondepoet profile image80
        blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Do you have a map?

        1. profile image69
          logic,commonsenseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          To where?

          1. blondepoet profile image80
            blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Well the other universes I guess but you can give me one for your house too if you like I left my wasabi in your fridge... and I have forgotten the way. smile

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              logic,commonsenseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Won't it suffocate in there?  LOL!
              It is a far piece from North Queensland! smile

              1. blondepoet profile image80
                blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                A good wasabi holds its own, all you have to do is hold the sushi to my mouth and I will be in heaven LMAO
                And also Logic the stop watch has dinged you must put a pic or avatar up, sometimes it is easy to miss you as the little words in your name blend into the background, I bet you have a lot of nice pics. smile smile

  2. wyanjen profile image87
    wyanjenposted 7 years ago

    It's an infinite number.

    In addition to infinite space, put parallels into the equation.

    The theories of parallel dimensions and universes are gaining more and more traction. smile
    You start to hear scientists refer to the "multiverse" instead of the "universe".

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Wyan:
      I would think so.
      Since physicists have proven the TOE (theory of everything) to exist on paper, who's to say that there aren't an infinite # of universes existing in both the micro and macro worlds...:-)

  3. qwark profile image60
    qwarkposted 7 years ago

    Wyan:
    There's gonna be a buncha good UFC fights on tv tonite....

  4. wyanjen profile image87
    wyanjenposted 7 years ago

    lol
    I'm recording Lesnar v Herring right now...

    It's a perfect accompaniment to Sunday morning coffee smile

    regarding the multiverse...

    The concept of a single flat universe existing on a single plane... makes me think about the old theories with the sun revolving around the earth.

    They could see that things were orbiting. The math made sense kinda.
    The theory was obviously wrong, but they had many of the broad concepts correct just the same...

    When I hear the word universe, it doesn't bring to mind the all encompassing eternal infinity like it did ten years ago. Now in my mind, the universe is simply one of countless others.
    Then at that point my brain goes static-y. Too much to imagine!
    smile

  5. qwark profile image60
    qwarkposted 7 years ago

    ...exactly!
    That's what propels the human imagination into realms of reality that continue to mystify and astound.
    I can imagine our "tiny" universe to be one of countless universes and "big bangs" happening like bubbles in a shook up bottle of beer....
    Mind boggling!!!

    1. kirstenblog profile image78
      kirstenblogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I love it, we are inside a tiny bubble in a shook up bottle of beer! It is just out there enough to be true as well big_smile

      1. wyanjen profile image87
        wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        There are massive alcohol clouds floating around out there...
        Unfortunately they contain more than alcohol. You'd be dead way before you'd get drunk...

        lol

  6. qwark profile image60
    qwarkposted 7 years ago

    Got'cher message Wyan...:-) DITTO!  :-)

  7. wyanjen profile image87
    wyanjenposted 7 years ago

    wink
    I love hub pages!

  8. qwark profile image60
    qwarkposted 7 years ago

    Wyan: I dropped out for a couple weeks.
    Got bored.
    I'm a pretty serious person. The replies I was getting to some of my questions, were asinine. lol..I kinda expected that a few responses would include a little intellectual consideration.
    The only reason I came back in tonite was that I'd seen all the UFC fights being shown and got bored...lol
    I'm waiting for the later show...gonna be some good fights.
    Nice meeting you 2...:-)

    1. wyanjen profile image87
      wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      cool lol

      I'm a huge baseball fan, and when the Tigers are playing (basically every night, all summer long) I don't watch any TV.
      So, I have lost track of the fights completely. I don't do PPV, I wait for the replay on Spike lol
      TiVo is on it though. He records all of them, and I weed them out if I've seen them.
      It's a great little system.

      RE Astronomy: I'm just an amateur lol
      I'm no rocket surgeon, that for sure.

      Enjoy the fights!

      1. qwark profile image60
        qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Wyan:
        How can ya watch baseball...lol it's like watching golf....borrrrrring..lol oh well.:-)
        I use TIVO...I'm recording right now.
        I'm gonna watch the live fights tho, later tonite.
        I have loved scifi all my life...I study everything cosmologically and philosophically interesting to me.
        I am one who believes that we are not alone!   lol...by that I mean the universes must be teeming with life...life is not a miracle unique to this planet.
        A couple of my "hubs" are kinda scifi in essence...lol
        ttyl.

  9. cheaptrick profile image73
    cheaptrickposted 7 years ago

    Anyone familiar with Membrane theory.
    Grossly put,
    Universes exist as membranes that have a wave effect causing them to bump occasionally and produce phenomena such as White holes and gravity to occur in each other.Tons of math required in this one so no experts yet.

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Cheap:
      You say universes exist as membranes?
      Not the way I understand it...
      The TOE has gone beyond the "superstring theory" mathematically and consist of 11 dimensions within which countless numbers of combinations can result in unlimited numbers of existences at teh same moment in time. If ya remember, it was thought that the "big bang" may have been caused by one string membrane oscillating and "banging" against another. Who knows?
      The TOE has been proved mathematically but not objectively..
      There is much to learn yet.

      1. cheaptrick profile image73
        cheaptrickposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        What you say is true Qwark but to my understanding the best guess for the origin of gravity within each universe or dimensional platform almost has to come from a parallel universe in order to be so evenly distributed but weak(excluding local events such as black holes of course)and equal throughout the adjoining universe.There does not seem to be a point of origin with in our universe.I've read that the B B may be a point in the expansion and contraction of a universe as well which occurs rhythmical.It appears we are confronted with the same answer we have all ways come up with.Infinity is the rule of thumb.
        Nice to bump into another Physics lover here.
        Very interested in continuing this conversation but my bed beckons lol.check back as soon as I can.night...

        1. qwark profile image60
          qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Cheap: g'nite..:-)

  10. wyanjen profile image87
    wyanjenposted 7 years ago

    Q;
    If you have a series 3 or HD tivo, you could use it to watch you tube videos. But, I think that would still require a high speed connection.

    The vid in that link is long, I think you won't have any good luck with it. sad
    Shoot.

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    Pani Midnyte Odinposted 7 years ago

    No one knows. Anything claiming otherwise is simply theory.

 
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