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    When Do Strings Or Membranes Begin?

    If strings or membranes are the most fundamental entity that cannot be divided further, where do these "particles" begin? Subatomic particles such as electrons, protons, and neutrons can be further divided into quarks, fermions, leptons, gluons, bosons, ect. Do particle physicists believe that...
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    Medical Artificial Prosthetic/Bionic Brains

    "Artificial" Prosthetic/Bionic Brains As technology advances; artificial organs (such as the artificial heart), prosthetic limbs (such as the prosthetic leg), ect. will soon equal and even surpass our organic limbs. Every organ, tissue, limb, ect. will be mastered by engineers and reproduced as...
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    Where Does The Hawking Radiation Go?

    When a black hole evaporates it gives off Hawking Radiation. Where does the Hawking Radiation? Is it recycled into dark matter or new stars or what? Since mass and energy cannot be destroyed, it goes somewhere in the universe, correct?
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    Arguments against materialism - how to refute?

    Sorry if that last post seemed a bit complicated and confusing. It is hard to explain what I am trying to say because the concept I am refering to can only be experienced. Everyone that is truly conscious has the experience I am talking about ;).
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    Arguments against materialism - how to refute?

    Our minds are the product of our brains. With that said, our emotions, beliefs, memory, ect. are all results of the physical. If our brain was wired differently we wouldn't be ourselves. Science cannot however explain what causes conscious self awareness. What causes distinctions between the...
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    How To Become A Theoretical Physicist

    It seems like there is no specific Theoretical Physics major. You can major in Astrophysics, Biophysics, Chemical Physics, Engineering Physics, and just plain Physics. At the master/doctorate level you have to specialize in astrophysics, biophysics, chemical physics, geophysics, material...
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    Our Universe Is A Closed Electron In A Far Grander Universe We Can Never See?

    From Carl Sagan's Cosmos; [PLAIN][/URL] Another similar philosophical saying; It is an interesting conjecture, but obviously cannot be proved. If our universe is apart of a multiverse, there is no reason to claim that the multiverse isn't apart of some greater multiverse, and so on...
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    Medical Marijuana And Psychedelic Effects On The Mind And Brain

    Perhaps you can go more in-depth on what you mean :wink:.
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    Medical Marijuana And Psychedelic Effects On The Mind And Brain

    Nah, booze kill brain cells. Marijuana and psychedelics don't ;).
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    Physics is the only real science. The rest are just stamp collecting.

    Keep in mind though that the mind is a product of the brain. How the brain is set will determine how a person acts and since your brain is made of matter, it does lead much of its research on the physical aspects of it. And your brain does follow the laws of physics ;). One aspect about the...
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    Physics is the only real science. The rest are just stamp collecting.

    "Physics is the only real science. The rest are just stamp collecting." "Physics is the only real science. The rest are just stamp collecting." -- Ernest Rutherford How valid is this statement. I think it has a lot of validity considering the fact that you are learning the fundamental...
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    Medical Marijuana And Psychedelic Effects On The Mind And Brain

    Seriously, it seems like the cannabis plant is built for the intelligent, inquisitive, imaginative, ect. mind. Not only do my senses, reason, intuition, and imagination expand on marijuana, I also understand science so much more. There is something it does to your logical faculty that makes you...
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    Chi: A real force?

    It could be, we really don't know what fundemental conscious awareness looks like ;).
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    Why Do You Travel Into The Future As You Approach The Speed Of Light?

    By traveling into the future I don't mean traveling at normal speed. If you go closer to the speed of light you go very quickly into the future if you are the one going close to the speed of light. This however contradicts the fact that time passes slower as you go faster? Should time go even...
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    Why Do You Travel Into The Future As You Approach The Speed Of Light?

    Time appears to pass more slowly for faster-moving bodies. In other words the faster you travel, the slower time will move for you. When you reach the speed of light time stops. If you travel faster than the speed of light it is assumed you can go back in time. All these natural...
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    What existed before the big bang?

    I think the cyclic model seems to make sense. And I don't want to limit it to the big bang-big crunch scenario. Our universe probably did exist forever and the current universe we live in is a phaze that happened 13.7 billion years ago (age of our current universe). Perhaps when our universe...
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    Chi: A real force?

    2,500 or so years ago the Greeks and the Hindus described the universe as being composed of 4 different elements. These are: Earth, Fire, Air, and Water. We all know this is not true, but in a way it mirrors what we know now. The universe is mainly composed of 4 different main phases of matter...
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    'Cyclic universe' can explain cosmological constant

    Oh yea and there is also the heat death scenario. Since evidence points to the universe expanding infinitely, the big crunch scenario is least likely.
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    The Shape Of The Universe

    So is it generally accepted that the universe is most likelly infinite if it is flat? It makes sense if this is true since it makes more sense for both space and time to be infinite rather than just time being infinite. The universe being a threesphere is least likelly, correct?
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    'Cyclic universe' can explain cosmological constant

    Yea and I thought the big crunch theory is the less likely scenario for the end of the universe since the theory postulates that the average density of the universe is enough to stop its expansion and begin contracting. Recent studies show the average density of the universe is not enough to...
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    Finite universe

    This maybe true for our universe but I'm sure a 1D or 2D universe may have different laws of nature. In these universes organic molecules may not be needed to create matter that can become conscious. So anything maybe possible even if it is beyond our current reasoning. As human beings we can't...
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    Finite universe

    Yea but they say those dimensions may just exist. It doesn't have anything to do with the universe being a tensphere or elevensphere I think. Or does it?:confused: Actually it probably does because I assume 10 or 11 dimensions cannot exist unless is within some sort of nsphere (or something like...
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    How A Threesphere Would Look or Work?

    Then how is it that you can "construct" a model of a threesphere or "demonstrate" one? All I can imagine is going in one direction and coming around to the point you started from (and somewhat the torus analogy. How do the many balls touching demonstrate a threesphere?
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    Finite universe

    You mean torus? Yea, I wonder what a eightsphere universe would look like.:eek: :eek: :eek: Or how about a 1,678,489,986sphere?:surprised :surprised :surprised
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    How A Threesphere Would Look or Work?

    How A Threesphere Would "Look" or Work? I have been trying to understand threespheres (4D spheres) for a while and I just can't understand it. First off is the 4th dimension time (it progressing in time is what makes it 4D)? Or does this sphere involve 4 spatial dimensions and one time...
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    Are we going in a particular direction?

    Many "history of the universe" pictures show the singularity or big bang at one section and the modern universe in the other direction. Examples; http://cas.bellarmine.edu/tietjen/Evolution/History%20of%20the%20Universe.gif http://map.gsfc.nasa.gov/ContentMedia/990053_2s.jpg [Broken]...
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    Should Europe Be Considered A Seperate Continent?

    How is Europe anymore of a continent than East Asia? It has a totally different culture, ect. Didn't you say that was why Europe needed to be classified differently? Pretty obvious contradiction here.
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    Why was the forum sold to the Church of Scientology?

    WTF? I don't get it! Why did the own sell a scientific forum to a religion founded on science fiction mythology? Why why why? It just doesn't make any sense!
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    Finite universe

    Hmmm, so I guess it is impossible to imagine looking a threesphere like we look at a balloon or a ball. Damn I hate being human.:mad: Then again I know more than a being from a dot, circle, and twosphere world. Is it possible for a foursphere, fivesphere, ect. ect. till infinite? Of course we...
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    What Is Beyond The Observable Universe?

    Regarding the shape of the universe, most evidence shows that it is flat (at least the curvature).
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