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Thread: Space Ripples Reveal Big Bang’s Smoking Gun

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    Space Ripples Reveal Big Bang’s Smoking Gun

    Very cool and very exciting. Not only does it support the Big Bang, it also supports the Multiverse.

    On Monday, Dr. Guth’s starship came in. Radio astronomers reported that they had seen the beginning of the Big Bang, and that his hypothesis, known undramatically as inflation, looked right.

    Reaching back across 13.8 billion years to the first sliver of cosmic time with telescopes at the South Pole, a team of astronomers led by John M. Kovac of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics detected ripples in the fabric of space-time — so-called gravitational waves — the signature of a universe being wrenched violently apart when it was roughly a trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second old. They are the long-sought smoking-gun evidence of inflation, proof, Dr. Kovac and his colleagues say, that Dr. Guth was correct.


    Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/18/sc...-big-bang.html
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    The timing couldn't be better as Neil deGrasse Tyson gets a whole new generation of kids interested in science. I'm looking forward to the next couple of years as they try to prove and disprove these findings; and if they confirm them, it opens so many more doors.

    Here's the actual results, for anybody interested:

    http://bicepkeck.org/

    published: http://arxiv.org/list/astro-ph.CO/recent --> http://arxiv.org/pdf/1403.3985.pdf





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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    The timing couldn't be better as Neil deGrasse Tyson gets a whole new generation of kids interested in science. I'm looking forward to the next couple of years as they try to prove and disprove these findings; and if they confirm them, it opens so many more doors.
    Just got done with the second episode. Mostly focused on evolution in this one. Really interesting stuff, especially towards the end about Titan -one of the moons orbiting Saturn- and it's oceans, lakes, and rivers of liquid methane. Apparently it's got a lot of water as well, but at two-hundred degrees below zero, it's all frozen solid. Makes you wonder whether the conditions necessary for life are broader than we anticipated, and the universe might be teaming with very simple forms of life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike13 View Post
    "La la la la, I cant hear you la la la la" - Creationists.
    Some of us creationists actually believe in science, even craziness like the Big Bang and gasp! evolution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy View Post
    Some of us creationists actually believe in science, even craziness like the Big Bang and gasp! evolution.

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    The Big Bang was first postulated by a roman catholic priest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy View Post
    Some of us creationists actually believe in science, even craziness like the Big Bang and gasp! evolution.

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    You can be creationists and still believe in theories of evolution.

    Science is an infant when compared to a cosmic time scale.

    You and I will never fully be able to "know" and "understand" fully that which is the cosmos, and that in itself can be defined as "godly". I do know one thing, I'd go if I could, if you had a ship and it was leaving for the stars there is something in me that tells me I should be out there somewhere.

    I have no idea if this me is just passing through this time as a filler but I do know I have a sense of exploration that isn't fulfilled within me.

    I am an engineer with a huge science background, I love science and the unknown but I also "know" what Socrates knew, i know nothing. It sounds like a cliché but you can only prove what is defined by the set of laws that are governing your definition, it only takes one single instant of unknown change to rewrite laws that govern our definitions.

    People hold the Bible as single infallible truth, like a dictionary defines words but I believe the Bible to more of a collection of accounts, assembled by men and like all men they make mistakes when they write about that which is not fully understood. It would be no different than reading a science text from the 1200's or even the 1800's from that matter. The one beautiful thing about the Bible and what it represents is that which is undefinable and with that it will always transcend time because time is a man made thing, time only exists because we needed it as a measure of length or in our case life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy View Post
    Some of us creationists actually believe in science, even craziness like the Big Bang and gasp! evolution.

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    Good for you, you are not a fundamentalist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NY8123 View Post
    You can be creationists and still believe in theories of evolution.

    Science is an infant when compared to a cosmic time scale.

    You and I will never fully be able to "know" and "understand" fully that which is the cosmos, and that in itself can be defined as "godly". I do know one thing, I'd go if I could, if you had a ship and it was leaving for the stars there is something in me that tells me I should be out there somewhere.

    I have no idea if this me is just passing through this time as a filler but I do know I have a sense of exploration that isn't fulfilled within me.

    I am an engineer with a huge science background, I love science and the unknown but I also "know" what Socrates knew, i know nothing. It sounds like a cliché but you can only prove what is defined by the set of laws that are governing your definition, it only takes one single instant of unknown change to rewrite laws that govern our definitions.

    People hold the Bible as single infallible truth, like a dictionary defines words but I believe the Bible to more of a collection of accounts, assembled by men and like all men they make mistakes when they write about that which is not fully understood. It would be no different than reading a science text from the 1200's or even the 1800's from that matter. The one beautiful thing about the Bible and what it represents is that which is undefinable and with that it will always transcend time because time is a man made thing, time only exists because we needed it as a measure of length or in our case life.
    Very well said
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