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Thu 1 Dec 16 #1 
jmaxg
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"The future, just like the past would be present before it's eyes."

Pierre-Simon LaPlace, 1814

What he was talking about with that statement, all the way back then, was that with all things being equal, everything, theoretically, can be predicted.

This is an old offshoot of pre-quantum times. But nevertheless, in essence, he is correct.

Watch this Veritasium video on YouTube....

Veritasium - What is Random?

Now watch this GIF.....

As a veiwer, you can see that parts of that GIF are the same, yet other parts change.

That is where "compression" comes into it and that is why gifs and videos can be compressed. Notice all the blue-green and the black. Those parts can be frozen and compressed.

But in the middle of it, there is the Daffy Duck part. That is the random in the middle of the non-random.




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Thu 1 Dec 16 #2 
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Random can be expressed as that non-determinable area of that which is determinable.

Indeed, one could try to explain it like that. But that is incorrect.

In fact, "random" is the very essence of who we are and why our universe exists.

"random" is the very reason why organic molecules combined and made DNA and why you have a blue-print and became alive.

As I discussed with a great mate, "Heaven" is a stupid ideal. A place that proposes equilibrium without dynamic cannot possibly sustain itself.

Instead we have a real and explosive alternative......one that speaks to creation and whispers to morality.

And let's everyone else work it out for themselves.




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Thu 1 Dec 16 #3 
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The fact that we exist IS a miracle.

But a "god" is not the reason for it.

Mother Nature and her cousin, "Random", are the reason for it.




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Thu 8 Dec 16 #4 
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I LOVE that gif! It explains gravity to a hitherto unknown level.

I bet you didn't know that gravity pushes and does not pull.

Fact!

One of the better and more interesting facts of life.




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Thu 8 Dec 16 #5 
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Not saying you're wrong - just trying to understand - but the apple fell to the ground it didn't float up - which would lead me to believe that gravity pulls down rather than pushes up.

Unless it is pushing down and if so - from where?




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Thu 8 Dec 16 #6 
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Space itself is pushing the apple down.

Is that, all by itself, a mindblowing thought?




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Thu 8 Dec 16 #7 
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Yes....it's true.

Just one of the implications of Albert Einstein's theorems.




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Thu 8 Dec 16 #8 
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Space, itself, is the thing that pushes rather than pulls.

I, myself didn't get that for a long time. But it's true.

I didn't get how satellites could comfortably move around the Earth and not fall in. The REASON is a lack of friction. That's the bit I never took into account since Carl Sagan explained how bodies move around a planet.

That's why Johannes Kepler was correct.

It's called the vacuum of space.




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Thu 8 Dec 16 #9 
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Now why pushing rather than pull? Easy. The "space-time continium" is a thing.

Space, itself, is a fabric that envelopes us. As such, it "pushes" rather than "pulls".

Gravity, itself is an element of a whole bigger universe and by itself, does not explain itself. That is why quantum mechanics suggests there are other dimensions and gravity is but a ripple passing through multiple dimensions.

IF gravity was specific to this and only this dimension, the math suggests it would be a wholly different universe where life would not have existed.




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Thu 8 Dec 16 #10 
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When I heard and understood that, I thought it was the single coolest thing I had ever accepted into my brain.




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Thu 8 Dec 16 #11 
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The fact that I had forgotten about friction and didn't understand Carl Sagan originally?

That is my fault and not his.




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Thu 8 Dec 16 #12 
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Thermodynamics is a hell of a law.




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Sun 11 Dec 16 #13 
sally906
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Boggles the mind! :)




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Tue 13 Dec 16 #14 
jmaxg
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But you better get comfortable with it because it seems to be it's our world at large.

I thought that the double slit experiment was it. But it obviously goes further and weirder than that.

That whole "gravity" thing stunned me, but made sense given that "gravity" as a product of math within this universe, suggests we should be squished.

Looking at gravity, as a medium passing (or rippling) through multiple universes does make some sense.




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Tue 13 Dec 16 #15 
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But the double slit experiment is still the big one.




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