Where is our universe?

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  1. qwark profile image56
    qwarkposted 8 years ago

    Could it be that our universe exists within the empty space of a piece of used bubble gum on the bedpost of someone existing in the 11th dimension of the
    "Theory of Everything?"

    1. K Partin profile image58
      K Partinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is too deep for me my friend! yikes

      1. qwark profile image56
        qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        "K"
        Awww, give it some thought!   :-)

        1. K Partin profile image58
          K Partinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Ahhhhhh...........nope. lol

          1. qwark profile image56
            qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            "K"....ok...:-)

            1. K Partin profile image58
              K Partinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              I'll take the easy way out like Denno...."You Nailed It"! ha! lol

    2. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No.  It's the 13th dimension and the FSM owns the bed you're talkin' about.  You know that, silly.

      1. qwark profile image56
        qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Brenda: I'm open to answers.
        Thanks!   :-)

    3. Mikel G Roberts profile image77
      Mikel G Robertsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      "without proof to the contrary, anything is possible..."

    4. profile image0
      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      everywhere. something 13 billion years old and expanding has to be pretty huge by now.

    5. sooner than later profile image53
      sooner than laterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      cold trout smack down to the intellectual face. WTF

    6. DogSiDaed profile image57
      DogSiDaedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Nobody knows whether the Universe is limited or limitless. If it was limitless it is essentially everywhere and nowhere and contained within nothing. If true, think of it like this. Matter as we know it is made up of atoms, but is mostly space. In the hypothetical infinite universe that atom lies an infinite distance from the nearest point towards the universe. Since space cannot ever reach this, space would also become an infinite quantity, and the Universe would extend an infinite distance in all directions.

      Although this has not been proved, so should it be proven that the Universe is finite, then ask the question again smile

  2. profile image0
    Denno66posted 8 years ago

    Yep. You nailed it.

    1. qwark profile image56
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Denno:
      DAmn! I got it right...:-)

  3. Shadesbreath profile image83
    Shadesbreathposted 8 years ago

    Our universe is right here.

    1. qwark profile image56
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Shades:
      Where's "here?"

      1. Shadesbreath profile image83
        Shadesbreathposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Right where it is, and we are. 

        If you are trying to locate it further, you will require three other points that exist outside of "here" which may be difficult given the scope of our understanding.

        1. qwark profile image56
          qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          shades...are you refering to the 3 dimensional world we exist within? What about the possibility of the other 8?

          1. Shadesbreath profile image83
            Shadesbreathposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I am saying to define a location, which by definition exists in relation to something else, you need three other points of reference.

            If you want to know where the universe is, you need to phrase the question in such a way as to include a point of reference.  "Location" is a relationship to something else.

            The existence of other dimensions is fine, but that does not change the question of where this universe is unless you can provide the location of others by which we can create a relative relationship of position.  "Where" does not require a spatial relationship if you can describe a dimensional one, that's perfectly acceptable too.

            1. qwark profile image56
              qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Shades:
              You will have to go to the "Super String Theory" for an answer to that question. Which dimension of the 11? ..beats me. You are correct tho, our universe is "here," ...but where?

              1. earnestshub profile image88
                earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                The BBC has a series called "Discovery" with Lawrence Krauss explaining much of it to a scientific audience who ask questions. Great stuff. smile
                I LUV BBC radio! smile

    2. maven101 profile image79
      maven101posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      But where is here..? reminds me of this clever solution:

      http://thumbp1.mail.vip.gq1.yahoo.com/tn?sid=880090765

  4. creepy profile image49
    creepyposted 8 years ago

    If you knew the answer why did you ask the question

    1. qwark profile image56
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Creepy:

      What has given you the idea i knew the answer?....why would i ask if I knew...I need input!

  5. creepy profile image49
    creepyposted 8 years ago

    You were right to begin with

    Could it be that our universe exists within the empty space of a piece of used bubble gum on the bedpost of someone existing in the 11th dimension of the
    "Theory of Everything?"

    1. qwark profile image56
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Creepy" REally? why do you agree with me?

  6. qwark profile image56
    qwarkposted 8 years ago

    I ask this with the acme of seriousness...anyone?

    1. creepy profile image49
      creepyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      why didn't you ask where your remote is that i could answer

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    Denno66posted 8 years ago

    Hmmm, an unanswerable question. Spot on. big_smile

    1. qwark profile image56
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      "Denno"
      Ah but since there is more space than mass, is it not possible that all is relative? That what I ask could be reality?

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        Denno66posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        The universe could, in fact, be a pimple on some hairy, sweaty, Gym Teacher's ass, for all we know, so, um,....sure.

        1. qwark profile image56
          qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Denno:
          My point exactly!
          Since there is more space than mass and space to our knowledge is limitless, doesnt that make the possiblity of our universe to exist in that "pimple?
          It would make "all" existence relative and just a facet of that which "IS." right?

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            Denno66posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Well, now you're making sand castles out of water as we, at present, could neither verify nor disprove this theory.

            1. qwark profile image56
              qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Denno:
              right...but lets play in the world of if's. ok?

              1. profile image0
                Denno66posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Okay. God could be a homeless guy on 42nd Street in New York City, the Pope could be the Third Anti-Christ(although he was in the Hitler Youth as a child), and Twinkies could be a slave-making delicacy concocted by the Aplha Centaurians. What if opens such an exciting door, doesn't it? lol

  8. Arthur Fontes profile image80
    Arthur Fontesposted 8 years ago

    By the time I type this it has probably moved.

  9. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    Ask God.
    He must know
    Some people think he did it.

    1. qwark profile image56
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      TAntrum:
      thanks...my next logical question would be how does where our universe exists, relate to this god concept?

      1. tantrum profile image61
        tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        and where's the logic in your question ?
        Ask God. I'm sure he has all the answers.

        1. qwark profile image56
          qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          tantrum:
          God? God is logic? shoosh...lol

          1. tantrum profile image61
            tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            and to think where's the Universe has logic ? shoosh... lol
            lol lol

  10. maven101 profile image79
    maven101posted 8 years ago

    The Occam's Razor answer is :

    http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad214/catsmiler/Fun%20Stuff/th_simplicity.jpg

  11. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    At first, I wasn't going to respond to this thread, then the more I thought about the question "Where is our universe?", in and of, itself- it became evident that there really wasn't any value of knowledge that could be gained by opening up the main discussion.

    Your question is irrelevant, compared to the knowledge already known. Where? the Universe is? Is a sad attempt to prove or disprove God's existence.

    I mean, you look at the end of the movie Men in Black, apparently the world or universe we existed in was contained within a marble toy of an alien.

    If you look at another movie The Matrix, one would think that there is a huge problem about people determining the difference between real and fake.

    It begins to make you think about all the weirdest things you can imagine. Science does have some answers, but still there is a lot of unknown. Spectulation and foolish threads like this isn't going to solve or answer the unknown.

    So, I guess that boils down to your purpose for posting the thread to begin with.  Which was? Who knows really, because you can pawn off whatever excuse you like, and be truly feeling something completely different.

    So, with that said- Have fun! smile

    1. qwark profile image56
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      CAgsil:
      Thanks:
      One of the amazing characteristics we humans have evolved is the ability for language.
      Language is responsible for our rise to power as the most deadly predator evolution has produce to date on this planet.
      Let take another peek at the purpose of language. Maybe the exchange of ideas? Maybe to converse just for the enjoyment of "chat?" Maybe to explore areas of thought foreign to many? maybe to explain that which others imagine? on and on...why does there have to be a serious purpose to every question asked? Why can't questions just be considered and played with for fun or entertainment? hmmm? I asked this question because of the potential the "super String Theory" presents to a searching and evolving mankind....I asked this question in the hope that maybe, just maybe others who have not been introduced to the theory might find it interesting ...and maybe, just maybe, someone with an aptitude in physics might present to me...a layperson.a greater understanding of the theory of everything....there is always a something to learn and no question is valueless....but thanks for your response.

  12. NaomiR profile image86
    NaomiRposted 8 years ago

    Interesting question. I've always wondered if our universe is actually the inside of a huge black hole, and then all of the other black holes lead to alternate universes.

    1. qwark profile image56
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Nao:
      It's questions like yours that inspire thought and interesting conversation.
      We dont know the answers but to be curious about such things is the essence of being human...
      Great question and thought.
      I think you'll have to go to the experts like Hawking for a meaningful response....
      thanks for your response you are appreciated.:-)

  13. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Inside a giant ass lol

    Sorry, if somebody already gave this answer smile

  14. profile image0
    zampanoposted 8 years ago

    What is above is like what is underneah.
    What is within is like what is without.
    Hicapous, hocapous, man is polygamous.
    hocapous, Hicapuos, woman is monogamous...
    Hope this helps.

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      NO

      1. profile image0
        zampanoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        HAHAHA
        I knew you'd not appreciate the thing about monogamous...
        hehehe
        sorry, but I can't resist an easy laugh.

  15. profile image0
    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    Right here I think, we're not lost are we?

    1. profile image0
      Denno66posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Nope. I got a map right here. big_smile

      1. profile image0
        sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thank God for that!smile

      2. profile image0
        zampanoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Tell us, my lamb, where are we heading to ?

        1. profile image0
          Denno66posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Hell in a Handbasket most likey.

          1. profile image0
            zampanoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Anyway, I'm hading towards 3AM...
            I'll be hitting the bunk soon.

  16. yoshi97 profile image63
    yoshi97posted 8 years ago

    There's no right or wrong answer to this one ...

    My best guess? Whether you believe in multiple universes or just one, or if this universe is limitless or limited ... it should always come back to the answer ... it's here.

    Why? Because we are contained within this universe. We can't be outside something we belong to.

    Of course, if you want to know where are universe is in relation to things outside of our universe then we need to know where those things are.

    Where is New York City? If you are asked this while you are in New York City then you might exclaim, 'You're lookin' at it bub!', but from somewhere else you might say it's in New York, north of New Jersey and south of Connecticut. From there, you could give more references of places, directions - and even mileage away from other places - but without the existence of other places you could never tell someone else where New York City was unless they stood within the city.

    Of course, I could be wrong, but this seems like a pretty logical answer to me. smile

    1. DogSiDaed profile image57
      DogSiDaedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It goes back as far as you like though. How would you define the Universe? Where would the boundary be between Universe and whatever else, and how would we define it?

      The plot thickens tongue

      1. yoshi97 profile image63
        yoshi97posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Like grandmas potato soup ... yuk!!! smile

 
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