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  1. Subscriber ogb
    12 Jul '17 05:55 / 1 edit
    what's the best guess as to why space is expanding? Dark energy is just other dimensions "pushing" on us. String theory says there must be 11 dimensions for the math to work.
  2. Subscriber FreakyKBH
    Acquired Taste...
    12 Jul '17 06:00
    Originally posted by ogb
    what's the best guess as to why space is expanding? Dark energy is just other dimensions "pushing" on us. String theory says there must be 11 dimensions for the math to work.
    Momentum.
  3. 12 Jul '17 06:24
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    Momentum.
    momentum = mass * velocity

    Empty space has neither mass (the trivial virtual particles count for nothing here) nor velocity thus no momentum.
    You are taking complete gibberish yet again.
  4. Subscriber FreakyKBH
    Acquired Taste...
    12 Jul '17 06:31
    Originally posted by humy
    momentum = mass * velocity

    Empty space has neither mass (the trivial virtual particles count for nothing here) nor velocity thus no momentum.
    You are taking complete gibberish yet again.
    Your counter is broken.
  5. 12 Jul '17 06:36
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    Momentum.
    Can you be more specific as to how "momentum" describes the expansion of space?
  6. 12 Jul '17 07:50
    Originally posted by ogb
    what's the best guess as to why space is expanding?
    If it didn't expand there would be no universe.
  7. 12 Jul '17 08:59 / 4 edits
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    If it didn't expand there would be no universe.
    That explains 'how we know' but somehow I don't think that was the kind of "why" he meant.
    I personally don't have the necessary expert knowledge to even come close to adequately answering what I assume was his intended meaning of his question.
  8. 12 Jul '17 10:03
    Originally posted by humy
    I personally don't have the necessary expert knowledge to even come close to adequately answering what I assume was his intended meaning of his question.
    Same here.
  9. Subscriber FreakyKBH
    Acquired Taste...
    12 Jul '17 14:50
    Originally posted by humy
    That explains 'how we know' but somehow I don't think that was the kind of "why" he meant.
    I personally don't have the necessary expert knowledge to even come close to adequately answering what I assume was his intended meaning of his question.
    Not only that, it explains the how of how it's happening.

    Guess it isn't gibberish after all, huh.
  10. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    12 Jul '17 14:58
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    Not only that, it explains the how of how it's happening.

    Guess it isn't gibberish after all, huh.
    Then enlighten us poor broken beings with your greatly expanded knowledge.
  11. Subscriber FreakyKBH
    Acquired Taste...
    12 Jul '17 16:34
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Can you be more specific as to how "momentum" describes the expansion of space?
    In my mind, I envision creation as the drop of the stone into a pond, with the effect of rippling outward.
    I believe what we "see" are the reverberations of that splash, somewhat akin to the diminishing vibrations of a cymbal crash.
  12. 12 Jul '17 17:14
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    In my mind, I envision creation as the drop of the stone into a pond, with the effect of rippling outward.
    I believe what we "see" are the reverberations of that splash, somewhat akin to the diminishing vibrations of a cymbal crash.
    Do you know what momentum is?
  13. Subscriber FreakyKBH
    Acquired Taste...
    12 Jul '17 20:04
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Do you know what momentum is?
    Do you understand English?
  14. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    12 Jul '17 20:16
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Do you know what momentum is?
    You see what I mean about the arrogant Kaze or is it Ezak?
  15. 12 Jul '17 21:57
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    Do you understand English?
    Fairly well. Your post suggests to me an experience with a hallucinogenic substance, but not an understanding of physics.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Momentum