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A quick thought on the universe

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by hybrid_hunter, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. hybrid_hunter

    hybrid_hunter OMG Member

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    A quick thought on the universe

    Okay, now most, if not all people believe that our universe is infinite. Now here is something that has been nagging at my mind: Could it be a sphere
    Okay before you call the guys in white coats, hear me out. One day walking around I was thinking, what if the universe as we know it, is contained within a sphere or some other object, in another "universe". The object might be tiny compared to the scale of other things in said "universe", and there might be more, thousands of more objects containing thousands of other universes. And then that "universe" might be contained within an object...
    Really there could be no way I could prove it, but I just want to hear your thoughts on this idea
     
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    ArchAngel OMG Member

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    Re: A quick thought on the universe

    Universe: the entire celestial cosmos

    You can't have two universes, because the term 'universe' just means everything.

    Basically, what we call a universe refers to everything and anything that exists in this dimension.
     
  3. Ki Adi Mundi

    Ki Adi Mundi I decimate ninjas.

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    Re: A quick thought on the universe

    Oh, it is most certainly a possibility. There have even been theories about interlinks between different universes, also known as realities. I personally believe the "universe" as we know it is an oval-shaped mass. It has a fixed amount of matter, and does not extend infinitely.
     
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    MyNameDidntFit OMG Member

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    Re: A quick thought on the universe

    You've been watching to much MIB.
     
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    Mr. Pedantic OMG Member

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    Re: A quick thought on the universe

    But, in what dimension is it a sphere? We already have our 3 dimensions, and therefore, for it to be arrayed in the method you suggest, the sphere must exist in higher dimensions. Given that any evidence of extra dimensions is, at this time, only mathematical, I think it might be hard finding some equations to back this up.
     
  6. Ki Adi Mundi

    Ki Adi Mundi I decimate ninjas.

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    Re: A quick thought on the universe

    Would we even be able to see a 5th dimensional sphere?
     
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    Mr. Pedantic OMG Member

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    I doubt it. And anyway, a 3-dimensional object starting at the fifth (or fourth) dimension would occupy up to the seventh dimension.
     
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    Dude111 Premium Member

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    I could go on and on about the universe!!

    I am fascinated with space!! (Is there an end,etc)

    Where IS space?? (You cant even conceive that!!)


    Its so mind boggling as to what it is!
     
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    Everything conforms to a given model of geometry at a certain level of generality. A few hundred years ago it was a widely believed truth that the angles of a triangle added up to 180deg. today we know that's not necessarily true, indeed you can do useful physics in non-Cartesian geometry made relevant by Einstein's theories of relativity and later models only because we accept that the angles in a triangle are not always 180deg. It all depends on your point of reference.
     
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    Hawkeye OMG Member

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    You are on a muddy ball that is floating in space. You are there, just like everything else.

    Does Geometry allow for infinity? Thank goodness for the Chaos Theory.:D
     
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