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Author Topic:   universe- why is it here?
Primordial Egg
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Message 13 of 144 (117849)
06-23-2004 7:50 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by tubi417
06-22-2004 1:18 PM


where else would it be?

PE


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Primordial Egg
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Message 123 of 144 (138599)
08-31-2004 6:57 PM
Reply to: Message 121 by Tony650
08-31-2004 3:53 AM


The Elegant Universe
I think the problem is that every time they try to incorporate GR into QM they get a meaningless set of infinities, which doesn't say anything.

String Theory is considered one of the best candidates for resolving this - gravity pops out as a necessary consequence. Its not so much a well thought out theory as a discovery of mathematical coincidences at the moment.

If you have the time (3 hrs), I recommend watching a documentary NOVA ran on string theory based on the book "The Elegant Universe" by Brian Greene. The documentary isn't as good as the book, but its pretty good for a science documentary, imo.

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