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Anything beyond the universe?

  1. Sep 1, 2011 #1
    Excuse me men, Just to ask, does the fact that we can not perceive or say "see" beyond the universe mean that there's nothing beyond it. Ok may be mathematically it does. But I am asking from such point of view that: if we can not feel the effect of something and we can not see it does it put it FINAL that there is "nothing"?. But again I think we perceive an effect, everyone of us (before we learn astonomy or even after we do) is aware of the concept "beyond" or "besides" and we certainly have doubt that "something" is beyond the universe. "something we can not perceive" but it is still something because we can still think of it. May be our perception is incomplete. We just cant see in the dark without a torch, but nocturnals can. We might need to develop an additional sense in order to interact meaningfully with what we brush off as "infinity". Thanks.
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    Re: Life in the early universe

    Do a forum search ... this topic has been beaten to death. Also, it's not nice to hijack another person's thread, you should start your own. By the way, I 'm not trying to be rude or harsh here. I see you're new to the forum. Welcome.
  4. Sep 1, 2011 #3


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    Science is based on observations and evidence. If something is not capable of interacting with us in any way whatsoever, and we cannot indirectly see its effects, then we can't discuss it in a scientific way. We aren't saying it doesn't exist, but we are saying that to science it is meaningless. If you told me that you had a dragon in your garage, but when I went to look at it you claimed that it was invisible, intangible, and couldn't be interacted with in any way, then to me I would say that there is zero reason for me to believe that your dragon exists. (But not saying that it absolutely doesn't exist) The only possible exceptions are effects that haven't been observed yet but are shown to possibly occur from math and our current knowledge.

    Using your example, we cannot see in the dark but we can observe that some animals do and therefore we are indirectly observing something.
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    Please note: off-topic posts moved to newly created thread (this one) by moderator.
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