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Author Topic:   How is the Universe here?
Dr Jack
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Message 116 of 131 (502563)
03-12-2009 10:49 AM
Reply to: Message 3 by cavediver
10-26-2008 11:44 AM


13.7 billion years ago? By who's reference?
Hi Cavediver,

Perhaps you can't answer a question which has been bothering me when I try to figure these things out: you say time is relative, so there is no universal timeframe. Okay, I can understand that. But it's also said that the Big Bang happened 13.7 Ga ago. If there isn't a universal timeframe, how can it be meaningful to describe the big bang as happening a certain number of years in the past?


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Dr Jack
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Message 122 of 131 (502641)
03-12-2009 4:01 PM
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03-12-2009 4:00 PM


Re: 13.7 billion years ago? By who's reference?
Ah, that makes sense. Ta.
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