tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7833454649093878095.post75605167167996971..comments2017-01-28T10:07:44.736-05:00Comments on Navigating The Finite: Happy SolsticeSextanthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02869179401767968180noreply@blogger.comBlogger10125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7833454649093878095.post-71122672117527641662016-05-18T09:48:55.402-04:002016-05-18T09:48:55.402-04:00Fiftyodd, I have never seen the show. Couldn'...Fiftyodd, I have never seen the show. Couldn't say if it has any accuracy or not. <br /><br />I am OK, just a bit busy at the present. <br /><br />Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Sextanthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02869179401767968180noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7833454649093878095.post-57568819604077699462016-05-14T07:38:07.962-04:002016-05-14T07:38:07.962-04:00Hello Sextant, missing you lately? You OK? By the...Hello Sextant, missing you lately? You OK? By the way, do you enjoy "The Big Bang Theory" (TV). Do they talk scientific rubbish? I love it though.fiftyoddhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17372578925298011630noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7833454649093878095.post-26969400901270870682016-01-05T14:33:31.329-05:002016-01-05T14:33:31.329-05:00I haven't kept up with the latest theories but...I haven't kept up with the latest theories but not too long ago, it was felt that the universe would either keep expanding and cooling and suffer what was then called heat death, equilibrium through the second law of thermodynamics. That and the natural decay of protons (average life 10^40 years) would be the falling apart, also the pessimistic view. Kaput!<br /><br />The optimistic view was that with enough mass, the expansion would slow, stop, then reverse into contraction due to gravity. It would speed up and eventually collapse into a singularity. The optimism was then it may Big Bang out again and off we go again.... The extremely optimistic believing that they will see another day in the sun. The big crunch...big bang...crunch ...bang forever. So perhaps we shall chat again in 105 billion years.Sextanthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02869179401767968180noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7833454649093878095.post-43730541505807404442016-01-05T11:16:47.603-05:002016-01-05T11:16:47.603-05:00“a shit hole of a Universe that is going to fall a...“a shit hole of a Universe that is going to fall apart or crunch itself into a black hole.”<br /><br />I thought it was supposed to expand forever. Is that what you mean by “fall apart”?Snowbrushhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00436087215476479042noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7833454649093878095.post-18819428806802777882016-01-04T15:11:08.217-05:002016-01-04T15:11:08.217-05:00In mathematics, the quantum foam, and super-space ...In mathematics, the quantum foam, and super-space you are theoretically correct. Just keep slicing. There is a bit of a difficulty in the quantum foam and super-space in that time and space do not exist, so what exactly is it that you are slicing? The other problem is that we have no real assurances that math exists, ergo once you are outside the boundaries of the Universe there may simply be no math to rely on, everything is then an absurdity far beyond dividing by zero. So the answer to your question may very well be only in mathematics, and only when you are doing the problem while being extant in this particular Universe.<br /><br />A far better answer but one not nearly as bullshitingly fun is that I don't have a clue. To the best of my knowledge space-time is a fabric that does not go down finer and finer forever. It has discreet chunks and discreet ticks. The best rule that Starrett can theoretically make is marked off in Plank's length, and the finest Rolex Oyster ticks in jiffies. Any finer and not only are you no longer in the universe, space, time, mathematics, and you no longer exist. We think of the edge of the universe as being way out there, but really it is right in the palm of your hand! I find it ironic that the only way to do this problem is with finite beings using flawed mathematics in a shit hole of a Universe that is going to fall apart or crunch itself into a black hole.<br /><br />But to be on the safe side, let's stick with I don't know. I really should write a private journal and spare the world the babblings of a simple minded old man. It does keep me off the street.<br /> Sextanthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02869179401767968180noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7833454649093878095.post-88776316874040873612016-01-04T12:00:00.483-05:002016-01-04T12:00:00.483-05:00"there is no infinitely short instant.”
Is i..."there is no infinitely short instant.”<br /><br />Is it not true that if you divide either time or distance into small enough parts that you will never get to the end of them since every unit of measurement could itself be halved?Snowbrushhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00436087215476479042noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7833454649093878095.post-32967340803804983712015-12-23T20:02:56.801-05:002015-12-23T20:02:56.801-05:00So if the December Solstice (you have to watch win...So if the December Solstice (you have to watch winter and summer when speaking globally) is a "tribute to short girls everywhere", is the June Solstice a tribute to tall girls? And what of the southern hemisphere?<br /><br />Glad you had your special day, sounds like a good excuse to have a glass of wine if not a margarita! Thanks for stopping by and commenting Alicia! Sextanthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02869179401767968180noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7833454649093878095.post-24697307530587123242015-12-23T15:49:54.285-05:002015-12-23T15:49:54.285-05:00Well all I know is that's the shortest day of ...Well all I know is that's the shortest day of the year right? And because it's the shortest, that day is a tribute to short girls everywhere (I don't know why men aren't included, probably because it's not as great an asset for men to be petite as it is for women). So as such that was a special day for me measuring in at 5 foot 1 1/2 inches!Aliciahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18196096131750922174noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7833454649093878095.post-76399444701916219742015-12-22T17:53:34.981-05:002015-12-22T17:53:34.981-05:00The mathematical mumbo jumbo is just a bunch of ho...The mathematical mumbo jumbo is just a bunch of hogwash. It's me being me, ranting about stuff for which I have little understanding and ergo find fascinating. You are right, dancing about a bonfire and chanting to the heavens is far more productive than worrying about in which Jiffy did the Solstice take place. <br /><br />Olga always an honor, thanks for stopping by and commenting. Sextanthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02869179401767968180noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7833454649093878095.post-47959037292593310992015-12-22T14:06:46.909-05:002015-12-22T14:06:46.909-05:00I don't know about all that mathematical mumbo...I don't know about all that mathematical mumbo jumbo, but the start of lengthening daylight is reason enough to celebrate. I recommend dancing around a roaring bonfire and chanting to the heavens.Olga Heberthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00692441479616299920noreply@blogger.com