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Message 2 of 410 (455866)
02-14-2008 9:55 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Crooked to what standard
02-13-2008 7:29 PM


Your analogy of the Big Bang to a race with constant speed runners fails to include something analogous to the effects of gravity, which is a fairly fatal flaw. Would you like to modify your OP, or would you like this promoted as is?

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Message 4 of 410 (456051)
02-15-2008 8:39 AM
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02-14-2008 9:36 PM


I couldn't suggest any improvements to your analogy that would allow it to retain the quality of being an argument against the Big Bang. If I promoted it there might be discussions about how gravity might be incorporated into the analogy, but people might also focus on other flaws that I didn't mention, such as that your analogy assumes that such things as a center of the universe and absolute motion exist.
I'll just go ahead and promote this, it should provoke some interesting discussion and bring to light some subtle but key concepts related to the Big Bang.

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Message 5 of 410 (456053)
02-15-2008 8:40 AM


Thread moved here from the Proposed New Topics forum.

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Message 90 of 410 (457238)
02-21-2008 8:36 PM


A Couple Things
To ICANT: I'm not able to find much in your posts that suggests constructive engagement of the responses to your questions. If you find it possible, it would be greatly appreciated if you would attempt to understand what people are saying regarding one point before ping-ponging on to your next point. Understanding the point people are making doesn't mean you accept it, only that you understand it. Once you understand it you may even find that you have a valid objection, and then you won't have to seek another random question to ask.
To everyone else: If I could make a suggestion, you might want to think of ICANT's questions more as talking points around which to build explanations and not worry at all about whether ICANT actually understands them. Don't even worry about whether he's even trying to understand them. I'm sure there are many others benefiting from what's being contributed to this thread.
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Message 91 of 410 (457239)
02-21-2008 8:37 PM
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02-21-2008 8:24 PM


Re: Re-Planck volume
If you let an idiot goad you into actions that get you suspended, who's really the idiot?
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Message 106 of 410 (457283)
02-22-2008 8:01 AM


Forum Guidelines Requests
Hi everyone!
I'm going to make a couple requests then close this thread until noon eastern time US so enough people have a chance to see it.
To those explaining modern cosmology, some of the participants do not accept the explanations. Whether this is for good or bad reasons is not the issue. The explanations look very good in my judgement, and I'm sure lurkers are finding and will continue to find them helpful, so please don't drift off-topic into personal criticisms.
To those questioning the explanations of modern cosmology, please confine your questions to matters of science and do not drift into off-topic swipes at science or other members.
This thread will reopen at 12:00 PM Eastern Time US. When it reopens I'll be issuing short suspensions to those who fail to follow these requests.
Please, no replies to this message.

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Message 107 of 410 (457302)
02-22-2008 11:45 AM


Thread Now Reopen
Please follow requests in my previous message. Thanks!

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Message 162 of 410 (457627)
02-24-2008 3:18 PM


Topic Reminder
This thread needed some comic relief, but let's please return to the topic.

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Message 164 of 410 (457684)
02-24-2008 9:09 PM
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02-24-2008 6:47 PM


Re: Flat Universe !!!!!!!
Hi Johnfolton,
The topic is the expanding universe.

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Message 175 of 410 (457807)
02-25-2008 4:41 PM
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02-25-2008 4:31 PM


Re: The singularity is not real.
randman writes:
How do you define real?
If something is not physical, is it real?
I don't know where you're going with these questions, but let me interject that your ideas about quantum uncertainty would be off-topic in this thread.
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Message 243 of 410 (458473)
02-29-2008 7:53 AM
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02-28-2008 9:43 PM


Re: Truth and consequences
Hi Tesla,
You're again putting your fingers in gear before understanding the topic. If you continue in this vein I *will* issue you another suspension.

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Message 261 of 410 (458623)
03-01-2008 9:52 AM


Tesla Suspended for 48 Hours
My complements to everyone for making a great effort to engage constructively with Tesla, but I've suspended him for 48 hours because EvC Forum prefers to discourage members from participating in topics with which they are completely unfamiliar, unless they're just asking questions, of course. Tesla has established this as his modus operandi, and so I will tend to act early when I see it happening.

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Message 263 of 410 (459008)
03-03-2008 10:27 AM
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03-03-2008 10:13 AM


Re: perspective
Please do not participate in discussions with posts consisting primarily of cut-n-pastes from pages at other websites. Make the point in your own words, use short excerpts when appropriate, and continue to provide links as you've been doing.

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Message 273 of 410 (459042)
03-03-2008 12:59 PM
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03-03-2008 12:36 PM


Re: fabric within perspective
Hi Tesla,
Your ideas appear unintelligible to everyone else here. If you continue participating in this manner in this thread, or in similar manner in any other thread, I'll be forced to suspend you again.

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Message 275 of 410 (459061)
03-03-2008 3:07 PM
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03-03-2008 2:50 PM


Re: Larnis' maths.
Hi, Larni, if you would, please let moderators attempt to discourage Tesla from contributing unintelligible posts.
For those attempting to follow along, Larni has taken Tesla's nonsensical Message 268 and plugged in cosmological terminology for floor installing. It didn't even make sense when it was just about installing floors. I doubt Tesla could provide the equation for something as simple as distance as a function of constant velocity and time. I don't believe he belongs in the cosmology threads promoting his own brand of cosmology, I am attempting to discourage his participating in this way in this particular forum. If he'd like to ask questions that would be fine.

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