Recent content by Jim Beam

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    How can anything be confirmed?

    i know quantum mechanics hints at this, but truth is, its a scary thing. how do we know that within the past 13 billion years or so, onditions have been met which distorted space-time to unrecgonicable or descriable points. much the way black holes do now, except why stop there? how can we...
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    About bose-einstein condensate

    i see. i knew that light speed only remained constant in a vacuum, but i suppose my true question was why it didn't remain so in a medium
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    Time Dilation & big bang Question

    you must forgive me when i say that i have trouble believing that the universe is, or ever has expanded at speeds faster than that of light. it would be believable if space time itself, by that term i mean tha amount of space possible for there to be objects present expanded at speeds far...
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    About bose-einstein condensate

    how does light slow down considerably when it passes through one? i have always been told that lights speed remains constant. as with many questions, i have my own personaol theories for answers, but i want to find out for sure.
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    A question about quarks

    the way i understand quarks is that they have mass, yet no physical extensions of any kind. how is this possible?
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    Another light question

    So, if the speed of light appears to reach the observer at the same time no matter the observers velocity, then does that mean that light from the nearest star reaches us just as quickly as light from the farthest galaxy?
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    Bush's space vision loses focus

    a moon base would be excellent at providing a launch pad for other space missions. granted the engineering and financial dificulties are steep, but not unmanageable.
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    What makes the genius?

    my own personal definition of a genius is someone who can learn things really fast and efficiently, regardless of what area of study it is. I also classify people who are really good at thinking "outside the box" a genius. I don't classify people who are walking calculators a genius if they...
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    The Graviton

    if common theory states that gravity exists due to a warping of space-time, then that really doesn't leave any room for the graviton, right? or wrong?
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    A question about light

    i knew the light rays would see each other moving at the speed of light, but what i didn't know was why. thanks for the help guys.
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    Query About Big Bang

    yes, ask yourself how long this string existed before the big bang occurred, and what caused it to actually bang, instead of continue its existence as a super small string
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    A question about light

    according to relativity, two objects moving toward each other through space in un-acclerated motion have equal right to declare themselves stationary and viewing the other as moving. if two photons are approaching each other at the speed of light, is it not correct for one of the photons to...
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    Bigfoot Raids Peach Groves

    and you reach this conclusion by...
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    Why do they lie about death?

    im a christian, but i wont delve too far. for the meantime though, consider this: If my beliefs happen to be correct,, then the best that can happen is that i will go to heaven when i die. If not, then the worse that can happen is that i will decompose inside of the Earth. I an atheist...
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    Bigfoot Raids Peach Groves

    im bigfoot