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    Why Even Talk About Gravitons Even Existing?

    DARK ENERGY QUESTION -- James Ph. Kotsybar Could inflation have done more than we know, shortly after the Big Bang’s first salvo, and created a dense matter halo beyond the horizon where we can go? Beyond the horizon that we can see, is there a remote...
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    How long does it take a black hole to gain seven billion solar masses?

    Jonathan, that's my point exactly. We see things enter a black hole very, very slowly due to time dilation. Also, black holes undergo tremendously long rests where they are not feeding at all -- even the ones from the first billion years of the universe behave this way, even though matter was...
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    How long does it take a black hole to gain seven billion solar masses?

    So you are saying that in order for the super massive black holes we see today to have accumulated the mass they have, they must have started out big? And why eight times bigger than the resultant black hole? Would you say all initially formed black holes had to have had original solar masses...
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    Heisenberg's Uncertainty principle

    Pursuit of Knowledge -- James Ph. Kotsybar The world we know has a fuzzy border at the limit of our best perception -- there’s more probability than order and certainty is a misconception. Simultaneity just seems absurd, since Einstein’s explained relativity -- observers can’t...
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    How long does it take a black hole to gain seven billion solar masses?

    We don't see matter rushing to a center point as though down a drain anywhere in the universe. Black holes' accumulation of matter must (except perhaps rare moments like a collision with another black hole) happen over a long period of time. Assuming a star, destined to be a black hole, began...
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    Does gravity slow time's passage?

    Can you explain coordinate acceleration with regard to its difference to proper acceleration's influence on the (perceived) passage of time?
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    Does gravity slow time's passage?

    I assumed that an orbit was actually a straight path through curved four-dimensional space. However, this aside, can you tell me if I got the following correct? SPECIAL RELATIVITY -- James Ph. Kotsybar No longer absolute, we now know time is altered by travel’s velocity and will...
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    Does gravity slow time's passage?

    I meant to indicate: Let's say the orbiting twin is traveling near light speed, but is not accelerating.
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    Does gravity slow time's passage?

    If gravity and acceleration are "cousins," How much faster does time proceed on Earth than floating motionless (or rather without acceleration) outside the Earth's gravitational field? Accelerating clocks tick slower, right? So too for clocks on Earth's surface, then? Also, with regard to...
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    Why Even Talk About Gravitons Even Existing?

    I believe that the prevailing theory is that gravity waves travel at light speed. If the moon were to suddenly disappear, we would feel the effects the same time we saw it go (but both observations would be limited to light speed).
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    Why Even Talk About Gravitons Even Existing?

    I've posted this elsewhere, but it is just so appropriate here that here it is again: BREAKING SYMMETRY -- James Ph. Kotsybar Our universe has things in it because chance quantum fluctuations enable. Nothing is what violates Nature’s laws -- something is apparently more stable...
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    Can anyone explain Gravity to a biologist?

    I think the recently published paper explaining gravity as entropy makes a lot more sense and is intuitively more satisfying than hunting for gravitons or inventing dark energy. You do ask really interesting questions that would seem to point out some "gravitonational" problems with a black...
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    Can anyone explain Gravity to a biologist?

    BREAKING SYMMETRY -- James Ph. Kotsybar Our universe has things in it because chance quantum fluctuations enable. Nothing is what violates Nature’s laws -- something is apparently more stable. Super-symmetry was asking for it. It was just too perfect to be withstood, and once it took the...
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    The universe is expanding & the universe is infinite

    Still on the topic of expansion, I call these entangled morphemes a "hidden-form sonnet." It looks less doggerel on the page, without the ABAB CDCD, etc. STICK THEORY -- James Ph. Kotsybar If God wanted us to know everything the universe would have stopped expanding, or, at least, its...
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    The universe is expanding & the universe is infinite

    SUPERLUMINELLE -- James Ph. Kotsybar The Universe is expanding, Faster than the limit of light, Beyond common understanding. Cosmology is demanding. Its study is by no means slight. The Universe is expanding. Physic’s heroes quite outstanding Have applied their full mental...
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    Question about the edge of the universe

    “DARK BACKWARD AND ABYSM” -- James Ph. Kotsybar We can see fourteen billion light years out. For those still here a billion years from now, more light will have traveled to them, no doubt, the billion light years that space will allow. Distant descendants may not see much more...
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    Time at the edge of the universe

    Also, independent of expansion, how fast can a galaxy move through space. I'm guessing nowhere near c. If they are pretty close to stationary and only gravity pulls them together at speeds well below c, does this mean that expansion is weaker than local gravity? Is expansion a force? Is...
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    Time at the edge of the universe

    Here's a puzzler: If the Big Bang is all about the rapid expansion of space, causing all objects to move away from each other at speeds greater than can be achieved through space itself, why isn't this the only motion we see? Why should any galaxy collide with another in a Universe dominated...
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    I've felt really lonely as of late

    I think you found an answer right here. There are dozens of potential friends on this sight willing to discuss your issues (while bringing up a few of their own). Yes, people can be shallow and self-absorbed (the number one cause of loneliness, by the way), but if you make the effort to reach...
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    Time at the edge of the universe

    Time at the "edge" of the universe If a distant galaxy is traveling away from us at the speed of light (due to the expansion of space), does this affect the passage of time? Can we really say that such a distant galaxy is receding at the speed of light and increasing speed the more distant it...
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    Science poetry-or verse that is just informative about nature

    ILLUMINATED The physicists in their studies transcribe formulae that define reality. Theirs is a cloistered yet secular tribe that daily deals with strict duality. Foremost, their math must be made to agree, precisely, with all that can be observed, though, often, what we are able to...
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    Science poetry-or verse that is just informative about nature

    SURVIVAL OF THE WITLESS When fire, water, earth and air were thought to be the elementals that composed all matter, folks did not become distraught at what avant-garde chemists then proposed. Most understand that the Earth is a sphere (with only one natural satellite); no matter...
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    Science poetry-or verse that is just informative about nature

    VISIONARY He looked into the lens-system and saw an unimaginably small world grow. Now does this image in history draw from van Leeuwenhoek or Galileo? Through lenses both passed to another realm of being, since their broadened reference frame allowed them visions that could...
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    Science poetry-or verse that is just informative about nature

    STRINGS ATTACHED Physicists foresee a utopia (once they squint through micro-myopia) where all of the forces of nature should become unified and be understood. Even in science, letting go is hard, and notions are the hardest to divorce, but, to reach there, they’ll have to discard...
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    Science poetry-or verse that is just informative about nature

    RARIFIED The physicist had reached the end of equations he’d worked for years. Excited, he called an old friend, to invite him out for some beers. When asked about the occasion, he smugly announced he’d worked-out the quark confinement equation, beyond any shadow of doubt. For...
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    Science poetry-or verse that is just informative about nature

    ENTROPIC HOPE Dr. Smart, with sweeping dioramics, summarized theory accepted today: “The first few laws of thermodynamics: You can’t win, break even or get away. “No matter speed of acceleration, the universe runs down since the Big Bang. The fate of order is dissipation. The...
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    Einstein's Twin Paradox

    I'm sorry, but the experiment has been performed more than once. I've heard that it has been conducted on the space shuttle. There are not two planes involved. One twin stays put on the surface of the earth, the other twin flies around the earth at 2000 miles an hour (in my version of the...
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    Einstein's Twin Paradox

    I know that the frame of reference determines that it is the stay-at-home twin who ages faster than the twin travelling at some fraction of light speed. Some years back, an experiment in which one of a pair of synchronized atomic clocks was placed on a commercial airliner and flown around the...
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    A question on the superstrings theory

    I am fearful of violating a rule should I re-post a poem here, so I will instead refer you to my blog entry entitled: Strings Attached. Please tell me what you think. -- Poeteye
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    Looking back in time to the Big Bang

    If the universe is uniform no matter in what direction you look , then looking in two opposite directions, two observers, if each looks far enough will see the Universe at its earliest time -- The Big Bang. Therefore, the event of the Big Bang cannot be from a point singularity. It does not...
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