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Hello Christine!

Yes I have been well, thank you for asking. And how about yourself?

The idea that the Universe is infinite in terms of time and matter is interesting. The image of universes spontaneously appearing, growing like the bubbles in a glass of champagne, then returning to a singularity come to my mind. Yes...yes.. I know it probably isn't supported by the math, but it sounds like it does.

It at once suggests something fairly large, infinitely large, unimaginably vast.( and for those that don't get it, actually larger than even three football fields placed end to end........)

Then within that, somewhere off in the corner of this immensity is our universe, and in this universe is our galaxy, then our solar system.....then us!

Kinda makes the concept of god pulling the whole thing out of his ass seem a tad silly.

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This is interesting.
http://phys.org/news126955971.html

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Nov 20, 2012
 
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Hello Christine!
Yes I have been well, thank you for asking. And how about yourself?
The idea that the Universe is infinite in terms of time and matter is interesting. The image of universes spontaneously appearing, growing like the bubbles in a glass of champagne, then returning to a singularity come to my mind. Yes...yes.. I know it probably isn't supported by the math, but it sounds like it does.
It at once suggests something fairly large, infinitely large, unimaginably vast.( and for those that don't get it, actually larger than even three football fields placed end to end........)
Then within that, somewhere off in the corner of this immensity is our universe, and in this universe is our galaxy, then our solar system.....then us!
Kinda makes the concept of god pulling the whole thing out of his ass seem a tad silly.
I’m good thanks.

Very interesting, some of the research at the perimeter institute looks at the possibilities of the multiverse concept and yes the new math does support it. I like your champagne idea, I believe Professor Andrai Linde has likened it to swiss cheese, others to foam. Yup this is the way theoretical cosmology is going.

A$$? wow, I though he sneezed it from his left nostril.

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Nov 20, 2012
 
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This is interesting.
http://phys.org/news126955971.html
For once I agree with you, thank you, very intersting.

The article mentions Param Singh, brilliant man without whom the sort of theoretical research going on at the moment would not exist.

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ChristineM wrote:
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For once I agree with you, thank you, very intersting.
The article mentions Param Singh, brilliant man without whom the sort of theoretical research going on at the moment would not exist.
Uh oh. Don't agree with me it will throw off the Topix balance...
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Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>Uh oh. Don't agree with me it will throw off the Topix balance...
lol
I know, I know but what can we do, you say something sensible and although it hurts to do it I must concur

Will this thread ever recover?

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I doubt it, but it is possible.
Here maybe this will help.
Stephen Hawking's "theories" on blackholes are about as valid in their proof as the Koran.

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Lil Ticked wrote:
I doubt it, but it is possible.
Here maybe this will help.
Stephen Hawking's "theories" on blackholes are about as valid in their proof as the Koran.
Wrong again, welcome back. As you know we have already been here and I am not going over old stuff again. I suggest you think of something new or get something valid that does not stink of hypocrisy if you want a discussion.

The qur’an is more or less the same as the babble but with more detail, mostly the same stories, the same god to worship, so you are saying the babble is BS.

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ChristineM wrote:
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Wrong again, welcome back. As you know we have already been here and I am not going over old stuff again. I suggest you think of something new or get something valid that does not stink of hypocrisy if you want a discussion.
How am I wrong?
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The qur’an is more or less the same as the babble but with more detail, mostly the same stories, the same god to worship, so you are saying the babble is BS.
Maybe this will answer your question.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>How am I wrong?<quoted text>Maybe this will answer your question.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Because you always are.

Wrong again, It was not a question it was a statement

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ChristineM wrote:
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Because you always are.
Wrong again, It was not a question it was a statement
am not

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<quoted text>am not
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ChristineM wrote:
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Wrong again
you are the one that agreed with me a few posts back

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<quoted text>you are the one that agreed with me a few posts back
Only once, and I fully explained my actions. Rather unlike you in that respect

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If you agree that notions of God are all metaphorical, then there is no argument. The issue is that the language of the Bible is NOT metaphorical when it comes to the age of the world.
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Yes, the only thing not metaphorical about God is that He is Spirit. Jesus himself declared that God is Spirit and not like a man to act as one.(John 4:24; Num. 23:19) And the whole account of Creation is an allegory to point to the origin of man.

There is nothing literal about the age of the world. Besides, the Bible is not a book of Cosmology; but it does mention that the universe did have a beginning. So, what Lamaitre did with the theory of the big bang in 1922 was only to confirm the Biblical text.

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Nov 21, 2012
 
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Yes, the only thing not metaphorical about God is that He is Spirit. Jesus himself declared that God is Spirit and not like a man to act as one.(John 4:24; Num. 23:19) And the whole account of Creation is an allegory to point to the origin of man.
Except.....there is no proof of this. None, just words in a old book.

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Lil Ticked wrote:
I doubt it, but it is possible.
Here maybe this will help.
Stephen Hawking's "theories" on blackholes are about as valid in their proof as the Koran.
Lying Creationist poser ousted again for her stupidity and lies.

Nobody believes in your cult, go home, the show is over. Pray your kind spawn anothers palin creature that slips through the net and gets laughed down again by rational and sane society.

Typical - you can't come right up and say what you have to say, you hide behind the veil of your moniker and pretend to be agnostic.

Snivelling cowardly lying yet wholly inneffective cult scum.

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-Skeptic- wrote:
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Lying Creationist poser ousted again for her stupidity and lies.
Nobody believes in your cult, go home, the show is over. Pray your kind spawn anothers palin creature that slips through the net and gets laughed down again by rational and sane society.
Typical - you can't come right up and say what you have to say, you hide behind the veil of your moniker and pretend to be agnostic.
Snivelling cowardly lying yet wholly inneffective cult scum.
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Ben_Masada wrote:
The Myth of the Big Bang
Before you jump into the conclusion that I am about to bash the believers of this myth, I need to bring to your attention that the title of this thread, I have borrowed it from the great Astrophysicist Carl Sagan in his book "Cosmos," page 258.
After going through some quotations about the myths of creation, Carl Sagan refers to them as tributes to human audacity, being the chief difference between them and "our modern scientific myth of the big bang, that science is self-questioning through the performance of experiments and observations to test our ideas." Never mind how a myth can be tested or experimented upon.
The bottom line is that it was rather magnanimous of Carl Sagan to admit the big bang as no more, no less, a myth, just like any other mythological account of creation, which, nevertheless, is "equally worthy our deep respect." Here, Carl Sagan implies, IMHO, that the concept of probability is as good as gold in both cases: Creation and the big bang.
There are two modalities of beliefs: To believe by faith, when we don't know much about what we believe in, and to believe on the basis of probability, when even imaginable things move from zero to some possibility. To believe by faith, which leads to a claim or denial of anything as a fact, Carl Sagan calls it audacity, while king David calls it foolishness.(Psalm 14:1)
No wonder some theists charge atheists with equal need of faith to believe or to deny as both do each other. So, the only solution to this predicament is to believe on the basis of the concept of probability. Thus, audacity and foolishness are replaced by wisdom.
Ben
You know what else is a myth?

Your everlasting fixation with your imaginary hallucination you call 'god'.

(god doesn't deserve a capital 'G')

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Just got my certificate of ordination. Anyone want to get married? I may or may not show up to preside over the services.

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