Saturday, April 20, 2013

Sheldon is a Doofus and Hawking is his Daddy

Stephen Hawking: Big Bang Didn't Need God

Ya gotta read it..  but here's the money quotes:

Hawking discussed the idea of a repeating Big Bang. He noted that in the 1980s, he and physicist Roger Penrose proved the universe could not “bounce” when it contracted, as had been theorized.

Therefore, time began at the moment of singularity, and this has likely occurred only once, Hawking said. The age of the universe — now believed to be about 13.8 billion years — fits that model, as the number and maturity of observed galaxies seem to fit in the general scheme.


He closed by outlining "M-theory," which is based partly on ideas put forward years ago by another famed physicist, Caltech’s Richard Feynman. Hawking sees that theory as the only big idea that really explains what he has observed.
M-theory posits that multiple universes are created out of nothing, Hawking explained, with many possible histories and many possible states of existence.
In only a few of these states would life be possible, and in fewer still could something like humanity exist. Hawking mentioned that he felt fortunate to be living in this state of existence.

'Na-o-w, Ah'm jest a poor dumb hick but somethin' don't smell 'xackly right.

Assuming this is all provable by math, even if Sheldon Cooper has to turn every wall in his apartment building into a white-board, that math must have a starting point.. or KNOWN QUANTITY to begin with. OR an 'energy' as in something causing an event.

If the universe, however many dimensions, starts from nothing then that would be ZERO.  What sort of math operates starting with zero and ends up with a provable quantum?

Well, here's Hawking's explanation. Note the allegories and explanation of nothing.

Positive and Negatives perfectly balanced out.  Like +3 added to - 3. That, too, adds to zero but does not equate to nothing. both quantities are SOMETHING.

Or does the math proving M theory only exist in other dimensions?  How do you prove that?

Even assuming that classical physics only works in our dimensional universe, I still dont see how you get something from nothing.  The only way to do that would be for gravity and anti-gravity, and matter and anti-matter, to cancel out. But they are still something.   That leaves time. And time starts from an event, as Hawking says.  Suppose there was no time.  How do we know there was no other dimension equating to time?  Which influenced the start of time in our tangible dimensions? Creating the event starting time. Event suggest an energy applied. Energy is not nothing. E=MC2 and all that.

You cant make something from nothing without adding. And if you add, then you are adding something.  So you aren't starting with 'zero' after all. 

Unless this whole huge cosmos is only in God's mind. 


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