Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 LastLast
Results 46 to 60 of 80
  1. #46
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    1,680
    Thanks
    699
    Thanked 596 Times in 283 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by rswanson View Post
    If the continuum in which our universe is contained is infinite, then all possibilities must exist- by the very definition of the concept 'infinite'. There must exist an world just like the one in which we now inhabit, coexisting with ours that is the same in every detail, down to the smallest particle, with the singular exception that one of those minute particles does not exist.

    Following this logic, if all possibilities must exist, then so too must the possibility that our existence is singular and no others exist. Infinity is. by rule of our understanding, contradictory.
    I was not aware, and could find no definition, that infinite equals all possibilities.
    So your logic is flawed.


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #47
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    237
    Thanks
    26
    Thanked 30 Times in 22 Posts
    rswanson: Kinda reminds me of the expression "Could God create a stone He could not lift"

    Also: No need to be so combative. Lighten up, old boy.
    Check out my sketchbook.

  4. #48
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Lisbon, I think...
    Posts
    912
    Thanks
    69
    Thanked 153 Times in 107 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Craig D View Post
    I was not aware, and could find no definition, that infinite equals all possibilities.
    So your logic is flawed.
    Just listen to the podcast that was posted earlier.

  5. #49
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    39.7,-86.1
    Posts
    1,218
    Thanks
    451
    Thanked 408 Times in 256 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by rswanson View Post
    If the continuum in which our universe is contained is infinite, then all possibilities must exist- by the very definition of the concept 'infinite'. There must exist an world just like the one in which we now inhabit, coexisting with ours that is the same in every detail, down to the smallest particle, with the singular exception that one of those minute particles does not exist.

    Following this logic, if all possibilities must exist, then so too must the possibility that our existence is singular and no others exist. Infinity is. by rule of our understanding, contradictory.

    My head hurts.
    -Mike Cross


    Sculpting Thread|My Website| DeviantArt |My Blog
    -Also on FB and Twitter

  6. #50
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    1,680
    Thanks
    699
    Thanked 596 Times in 283 Posts
    Portus
    Can you show me the podcast. I can't see one.
    And will I look stupid now after I listen to it

  7. #51
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    2,888
    Thanks
    752
    Thanked 3,154 Times in 1,067 Posts
    "Astronomy offers an aesthetic indulgence not duplicated in any other field. This is not an academic or hypothetical attraction and should require no apologies, for the beauty to be found in the skies has been universally appreciated for unrecorded centuries."

  8. #52
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    393
    Thanks
    46
    Thanked 87 Times in 54 Posts
    just think, there's some possible universe where your counterpart is married to a supermodel. or supermodels. or every supermodel ever

    too bad none of us lucked out like that, eh?

  9. #53
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    451
    Thanks
    883
    Thanked 102 Times in 43 Posts
    Whatever this is, as long as it doesn't end up being some type of Lovecraftian horror, I'm okay with it.

  10. #54
    chriskot's Avatar
    chriskot is offline non-dishwasher safe, keep away from open flame
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    867
    Thanks
    125
    Thanked 714 Times in 211 Posts
    My friend was telling me that there is a theory or something that every possible one of these universes/probabilities exists, and that a person's "soul" follows the path in which they continue living. Because there would always be at least one possible universe in which you somehow survived a fraction of a second longer, this implies that while a person will watch the people around them come and go, he or she will live forever.

    It's a cool concept, even if it would be pretty depressing.

  11. #55
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    226
    Thanks
    68
    Thanked 61 Times in 31 Posts
    The article isn't very scientific so it's hard to comment on the hypothesis being presented. It could just be a new quantum mathematics equation some guy was playing around with, since I don't see how it's possible to actually have a "study" of something that is described in the same article as "unknown" and "unseen" (un-observed, I am assuming). It just doesn't make sense.

  12. #56
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    In my own thoughts.
    Posts
    1,367
    Thanks
    434
    Thanked 559 Times in 255 Posts
    First signs of something outside the universe?

  13. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Hyskoa For This Useful Post:


  14. #57
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    516
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 187 Times in 56 Posts
    adam: they don't do that because sonny looks like a sperm.

    the universe is bigger? - cool, more space for our junk.

  15. #58
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    58
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 13 Times in 7 Posts
    If you get free time, I highly recommend looking at some articles/books on dark matter, dark energy, cosmic microwave background radiation, the cone theory, and various quantum models of universal mechanics and multiple universes. While I understand not everything can be completely understood by reading into stuff with a lot of scientifically technical data, it's very easy to understand what the concept is in a whole, and even moreso to try and apply it to what exists out there. Hawking's work is especially interesting. Very cool stuff, I only wish I could live long enough to see the one big mystery finally unraveled.

    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    I'm against immortality. We all owe the universe a death.
    One of the many theories is Heat Death. Very interesting, too.
    Last edited by Junck; November 26th, 2008 at 04:25 AM.

  16. #59
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Athens, Greece
    Posts
    211
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 42 Times in 25 Posts
    Oh the dream of the Multiverse!!!! Don't get me wrong, I don't doubt the real possibility of it being a reality. I just inevitably dream of the Marvel Multiverse when I think about such things!!!!

    Somewhere, there might be a universe in which I am Wolverine... That's something to be happy about!!!!

    Oh, and about the cryogenics talk some posts above... You realise that even if that worked, it'd be just a really cool pause button right? It won't stop your cells from dying out, just pause the process as long as you're forzen...

  17. #60
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Vancouver, BC
    Posts
    2,250
    Thanks
    239
    Thanked 319 Times in 109 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    I'm against immortality. We all owe the universe a death.
    Agreed. I just wouldn't mind postponing my payment of that debt for a few hundred or thousand years.


    Eric
    www.WhereIsMyEyeball.com My portfolio! Go check it out!
    Sketchbook

Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. SketchBook: Signs Sketchbook – 1st Update Since Hiatussssss
    By Matsign in forum Sketchbooks
    Replies: 421
    Last Post: April 12th, 2013, 09:41 AM
  2. How to paint signs on windows?
    By WinterTime in forum ART TUTORIALS, ART TIPS & ART TRICKS - ARCHIVE
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: January 22nd, 2010, 09:17 PM
  3. Art: Signs of Triumph
    By Calader in forum FINISHED ART & ARTWORK
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: December 12th, 2006, 10:58 PM
  4. Art: my character design of the Chinese signs
    By Wonn in forum FINISHED ART & ARTWORK
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: March 1st, 2005, 03:46 PM

Members who have read this thread: 1

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com