Life, the universe, and everything

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  1. thetank

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    Do you mean gravity as in the attraction between objects inside the universe?
     
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  2. TheNesMan

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    That's exactly what he means. It makes sense that an attractive force would slow down the expansion of an object (in this case, a giant universe).
     
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  4. thetank

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    Right. I wasn't entirely sure, he may have been referring to gravitational forces between this, and any other theoretical Universes external to this one.

    But he wasn't, so it's done.
     
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    And taking into account of dark matter, there is more of a gravatational force than should be observed with the ammount of observable matter in the universe. Therefore it appears to be slowing down faster than it should.
     
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  6. Hoomfie

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    I'm out of this one. Theoretical physics, dark matter, the expansion of the universe all goes over my head.
     
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  7. thetank

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    How about we change the subject? I'm not too enlightened on the physics side of it either. I'm a philosopher by nature, and a chemist by trade.
     
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  8. Hoomfie

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    OK...philosophy... What is nothing? Can we describe nothing ?
     
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  9. thetank

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    The way I see it, everything is connected. Butterfly effect and all that. So nothing would be an absence of substance. If everything is connected, I wonder how the absence of a part of that would affect everything else.

    When I think of nothingness, I strangely feel really relaxed.
     
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    So would a vacuum (absence of substance) be nothing? But then you can introduce matter into a vacuum, as such, it raises the question can something exist in nothing?
     
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  11. Hoomfie

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    Speaking o' which. Check this out. Penny Arcade's newest comic touches somewhat vaguely on our very same topic.
     
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  12. thetank

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    I don't know. But that's how I envision nothing. as though it's a piece missing from the jigsaw puzzle of our Universe, or whatever.
     
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  13. Hoomfie

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    Hmm...indubitably. Well, I'm fresh outta ideas. Got any other philosophical topics to broach?
     
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  14. thetank

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    Gotta say no. At the moment, I'm completely tapped.

    Maybe watching a movie about Wong Fei Hung will help.

    Hoomfie, I want to see how you'd draw yourself as Sir Hoomfie, Thane of the Belly-Laugh.
     
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  15. Hoomfie

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    Righto, I'll give it a shot...
     
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    *Warning, this topic has exceeded it's limit of pseudo-intellectual discussion.
     
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  17. Hoomfie

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    Yeah, didn't you know that anything we postulate in this thread has no scientific basis 90% of the time?

    This just in! NesMan points out obvious, many say "I don't give a shit"
     
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  18. thetank

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    "Well I was there at the time, and I heard what he said. I thought he must have been drunk or something, cause he was mumbling, and walking sideways.

    "I decided to disregard what he'd said, and just kept on with my day."

    *BBC reporter voice*

    These were the words of thetank today, after notorious psychopath TheNesMan escaped from a local mental institution. Luckily, doctors report he was heavily medicated, and was unable to cause any harm to the public between his escape and recapture.
     
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  19. Hoomfie

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    That deserves some tank points, I must say.
     
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  20. thetank

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    Wait, did I just earn my own points?
     
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