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Offline Rapunzel

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100 billion alien planets fill our galaxy: study
« on: January 03, 2013, 03:22:35 PM »

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Re: 100 billion alien planets fill our galaxy: study
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2013, 08:30:53 PM »
I'm not surprised..
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Re: 100 billion alien planets fill our galaxy: study
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2013, 09:38:00 PM »
There might be an infinite number of stars and planets and suns and everything.

There might be an infinite number of replicas indentical to each of us.

If you envision the edge of the universe, what is outside it? For how far? What next?

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Re: 100 billion alien planets fill our galaxy: study
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2013, 09:41:12 PM »
The real question is, which one did Al Gore come from?
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Re: 100 billion alien planets fill our galaxy: study
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2013, 11:28:57 PM »


.....it's a hologram.       :tongue2:
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Re: 100 billion alien planets fill our galaxy: study
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2013, 09:42:59 AM »

.....it's a hologram.       :tongue2:

You do realize that that's not so tongue-in-cheek.  The theory is, loosely, the holographic universe, discussed in basic form under the wikipedia article about the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holographic_principleholographic principle[/url].  Put in very basic terms,
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[I ]n a larger and more speculative sense, the theory suggests that the entire universe can be seen as a two-dimensional information structure "painted" on the cosmological horizon, such that the three dimensions we observe are only an effective description at macroscopic scales and at low energies.

If correct then, yes, this would all be, in essence, a hologram.


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