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(BBC)   The cosmos, which has existed for 13.7 billion years, is "inherently unstable"   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 36
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2013-02-19 08:11:01 AM
Should I panic now?
 
2013-02-19 08:47:13 AM

quatchi: Should I panic now?


depends, are you immortal?
 
2013-02-19 08:48:16 AM
This all fits with my view of how things are, universe expands to the point that matter is pulled apart then quantum fluctuations cause another big bang. Of course, the multiverse being rather big, this is happening all the time it`s just that nobody pays any attention because they are too busy admiring their new digital watch.
 
2013-02-19 08:50:10 AM
You can lock a marine in a room for an hour with nothing but a ball bearing. When you open the door an hour later, the ball bearing will be broken.  The universe is in a room with a board marine.
 
2013-02-19 09:06:02 AM

dready zim: This all fits with my view of how things are, universe expands to the point that matter is pulled apart then quantum fluctuations cause another big bang. Of course, the multiverse being rather big, this is happening all the time it`s just that nobody pays any attention because they are too busy admiring their new digital watch.


Well, those were a pretty neat idea...
 
2013-02-19 09:47:31 AM
It's just big bangs, all the way down.

I wonder if my pet idea that the 'big bang' has an initial state much larger than the point particle that's in the current model.
 
2013-02-19 09:51:58 AM
TRUE!!


the Great part is that its unstableness is spread out over billions of years.

and THAT, my friend, is a huge relief.
 
2013-02-19 09:52:32 AM
Unlike Sarah Jessica Parker
 
2013-02-19 10:09:30 AM

DON.MAC: You can lock a marine in a room for an hour with nothing but a ball bearing. When you open the door an hour later, the ball bearing will be broken.  The universe is in a room with a board marine.


The few, the flat, the Board Marines.
 
2013-02-19 10:39:01 AM
Time is a child playing dice; the kingly power is a child's.- Heraclitus
 
2013-02-19 10:52:52 AM
Existence is not stability. Women exist.
/at least my mom says they do
 
2013-02-19 11:00:53 AM
So, more gun control, then?
 
2013-02-19 11:43:59 AM

dready zim: This all fits with my view of how things are, universe expands to the point that matter is pulled apart then quantum fluctuations cause another big bang. Of course, the multiverse being rather big, this is happening all the time it`s just that nobody pays any attention because they are too busy admiring their new digital watch.



The "God particle" giveth, and it taketh away
 
2013-02-19 12:37:23 PM
Ah, good old false-vacuum possibility, the potentially most lovecraftian end a universe could face.

Not only would life as we know it be altered/incompatible with the new universe, *CHEMISTRY* as we know it wouldn't be compatible!

/Not that this is a thingy to worry about.
 
2013-02-19 12:57:42 PM

dready zim: This all fits with my view of how things are, universe expands to the point that matter is pulled apart then quantum fluctuations cause another big bang. Of course, the multiverse being rather big, this is happening all the time it`s just that nobody pays any attention because they are too busy admiring their new digital watch.


I've been thinking that we have cyclic renewals, each of which occur before the last "Big Rip" has finished. Each Big Bang expands into a void around which is a halo of very old, very cold matter, or at least the gravity field it left behind. This spacetime curvature increases to infinity, sort of like a gargantuan reverse black-hole. The curvature explains the acceleration of our universe's expansion, as material approaches range of the halo's gravity. As "information" cannot be destroyed, some mechanism, perhaps like a wormhole, brings the information of the matter back to the center. There at the origin, that information causes, or gives form to the quantum fluctuation that we call another Big Bang. The information is reordered, and would appear chaotic to us, but gives rise to it's physical laws and thus seems perfectly coherent to it's occupants. Alternately, quantum fluctuation admits a new supply of matter to this universe, which expands outward and proceeds through this universe into another, as in a sort of pipeline.
 
2013-02-19 01:48:24 PM
Well when you look at a time frame that big everything is unstable.
 
2013-02-19 02:09:06 PM

theresnothinglft: Well when you look at a time frame that big everything is unstable.


Sometimes it just takes a while.
Why hello there Bismuth-209.

/half-life of 20 quintillion years.
 
2013-02-19 02:27:13 PM

verbaltoxin: DON.MAC: You can lock a marine in a room for an hour with nothing but a ball bearing. When you open the door an hour later, the ball bearing will be broken.  The universe is in a room with a board marine.

The few, the flat, the Board Marines.


That made me laugh way too much.
 
2013-02-19 03:23:42 PM
What was once old is new again ... or is it vice-versa?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindu_cycle_of_the_universe
 
2013-02-19 03:28:49 PM
 
2013-02-19 03:37:06 PM

TheGogmagog: It's just big bangs, all the way down.

I wonder if my pet idea that the 'big bang' has an initial state much larger than the point particle that's in the current model.


I'm pretty sure the current theory is that it does. It kinda comes down to semantics about dimensions.

What I've read is that the Big Bang was an expansion of energy that filled every point of space in one point of time.

While the singularity of a black hole is an implosion of energy onto one point in space filling every point in time. Presumably forward from it's time of creation, but who knows, shiat goes bonkers beyond an event horizon.
 
2013-02-19 04:58:07 PM
It's all just a theory.
 
2013-02-19 05:38:37 PM
"There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.There is another theory which states that this has already happened."
 
2013-02-19 07:19:04 PM
It's the end, but the moment has been prepared for.
 
2013-02-19 07:21:32 PM
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2013-02-19 08:04:19 PM
Is this all Obama's fault?
 
2013-02-19 09:31:35 PM
I'm intrigued by the theory of a doughnut shaped universe.
 
2013-02-19 09:48:30 PM

beelzebubba76: Musings more recent ...

http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2010/nov/19/penrose-claims- to -have-glimpsed-universe-before-big-bang


Another article I read in recent 2-3 years ago had one researcher finding that the matter which burst forth in the Big Bang seemed to have heated up slowly over a period of time starting at a point older than the known age of the universe. This suggests this matter simmered in another spacetime before the Bang released it Here. I wish I remembered more about it for you.

I'm also a fan of the idea that the Bang and black holes are inverted aspects of the same thing, but I think black holes are just miniature, and ultimately temporary replicas of our universe. My thought is that matter expands outward into a cold, dark halo or cloud around the universe, atoms being ripped apart, and over infinite time, this matter gets recycled as infinite energy in a single point; Bang. It's sort of like our universe is a gargantuan black hole, but literally *inside itself*.
 
2013-02-19 09:53:30 PM

max_pooper: I'm intrigued by the theory of a doughnut shaped universe.


Bazinga! Except we don't go round and round inside it like an orbit, we explode out from the hole in the middle, ride the surface to the outside where we disintegrate, and then get compressed back around to the center again. The hole in the doughnut is squeezed down to the size of a single point, and opens in all dimensions at the same time, so material coming out of it literally appears out of nowhere and expands spherically.
 
2013-02-19 10:13:16 PM
Subby obviously doesn't know what "unstable" means. Hint: It has nothing to do with time.
 
2013-02-19 10:41:27 PM

dready zim: This all fits with my view of how things are, universe expands to the point that matter is pulled apart then quantum fluctuations cause another big bang. Of course, the multiverse being rather big, this is happening all the time it`s just that nobody pays any attention because they are too busy admiring their new digital watch.


Who wears a watch anymore?
 
2013-02-19 11:37:40 PM

Harry_Seldon: Is this all Obama's fault?


Well, going by your name, you should know.

And since time is relative, our billions of years could be just an instant in the multiverse, gone so fast that its existence would only be considered an insignificant virtual possiblilty.
 
2013-02-19 11:56:44 PM
It beats the shiat out of entropy death. That would be boring and depressing.
 
2013-02-20 06:14:56 AM

sno man: quatchi: Should I panic now?

depends, are you immortal?


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2013-02-20 11:26:22 AM
I was expecting the universe to end in a gnab gib.
 
2013-02-21 08:30:00 AM

kg2095: dready zim: This all fits with my view of how things are, universe expands to the point that matter is pulled apart then quantum fluctuations cause another big bang. Of course, the multiverse being rather big, this is happening all the time it`s just that nobody pays any attention because they are too busy admiring their new digital watch.

Who wears a watch anymore?


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