The Big Bang: something from nothing? Or what?

I recently watched a video about the Big Bang which explained that maybe the universe all began with nothing, although our brains couldn’t possibly comprehend that because of the way they evolved. But then I thought, maybe the Universe came from something, but that something couldn’t be there without the other. Maybe they are like virtual particles – they suddenly popped into existence. Maybe, instead of that idea (actually, scratch that idea; I’m going with this one), the whole Universe just popped into being, beginning with an explosion. I think it’s our brains’ way of seeing things from cause and effect that is probably hindering us from discovering how the world works, probably.


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Okay, so I’ve decided that I’m quitting this schedule thing every Sunday. I don’t always manage to think of something really interesting in a week’s time; inspiration and ideas only come at certain times because of certain things that happen. Getting out of the house and going somewhere other than school helps me a lot (stimulates creativity), but unfortunately I don’t get to do that very often. I’ll keep my Twitter updated so you’ll know if I’m planning on posting anything or whatever. Oh, and by the way, you should follow me!

Every Christmas is a Last Christmas (Doctor Who episode review) SPOILERS!!

Alright. That was some deep episode.

[Proceed with caution, because there are spoilers. Even if they’re tiny, I know I wouldn’t want those moments spoiled for me.]

The last few minutes were ridiculously adorable. I really don’t care anymore about Peter Capaldi not wanting any romantic relationship with Clara; they flirt way too much. Or maybe I’m just thinking too hard. Or maybe Steven Moffat is sneaking it into the script.. Subtle at first, probably.
I’m really glad Clara is staying though. At first I thought she wasn’t, when they showed her in an old age. I hate those kinds of dreams. Seriously. It’s like dreaming one of your family members dying or waking up five hours later than you were supposed to because your alarm clock didn’t go off (trust me, I’ve had both, and it is not pleasant). It’s my version of a nightmare: procrastination in the ultimate state; something you always feared coming to life; actually thinking you’re dying; you can’t move when someone is about to kill you and then you actually die.
Right.
Anyway, I have received a new iPod and now do not have a completely cracked screen (I did before), ownership of a device that had no will at all to do my bidding, and old apps that won’t update because I didn’t have the ability to update to iOS 7. Or 8, whichever you prefer.

Merry Christmas!!

The Paradise paradox

Many religions may claim that in the afterlife, there will be no death, no time. I have recently thought, though.. that this is completely illogical. Now, all atheists would agree, most likely, but have we ever thought why? To be able to do work and continue to give off energy according to the Law of Conservation of Energy, all matter, inanimate and animate, would have to be unstable. Life is the complete opposite of perfection (Heaven).

(This is short, mostly because I haven’t had a lot of time to myself at all since Thanksgiving break began. Also, I can’t concentrate right now.)

Why does gravity act like.. gravity?

I was trying to think of something interesting to write about yesterday evening after I came home from band practice. Suddenly, I just happened to think of tapping something and a sound coming from it in the form of a wave, and that gave away to an absolutely wild idea with many, many possibilities. So I wrote down some rough notes and developed my theory, but I’m still not exactly sure how to put it into words. I tried to see if anything was related to it so I would have a foundation for it, but ultimately it stands alone: Gravity is an absolute mystery.

Nobody knows just what exactly dark energy or matter is. While imagining the sound wave after tapping something, I thought: “Gravity. Planets ‘tapping’ each other. Streams of particles that act like waves: light. Matter.” Then I gasped and got really excited. Those are just fragments, really, and you probably have no idea what I’m trying to say, but I will try my hardest to explain my theory.

First of all, all you need to know is what gravity is: I’ll tell about the rest. So I thought, when planets are attracted to each other, is there some kind of light or particle that emits from the connection, but also keeps it connected? I’ve often wondered if there’s another type of wave that we’re just completely missing; and if that wave is in fact some form of dark energy. Perhaps, just for this blog post, I will call this theoretical wave “dark light”. A wonderful name, isn’t it? So when masses (planets, for instance) move through space, do they ripple the area with waves? Do they let off some kind of energy or signal? If there is any energy left behind, you assume there is potential energy. But can energy wait forever? What will it do?

Maybe, this “dark light” is a fundamental particle, a project of something quantum; it could hold all the answers to gravity, which might further lead us into knowledge of why the Universe is even here at all.

The misconception about the Big Bang

Used often in debates where the creationist vs the evolutionist, this is the argument that creationists think is a good point: that there was nothing before the Big Bang, so how could it happen?
Everything has to have a beginning, but it doesn’t have to be in our Universe. So where did God come from? Nothing? Oh never mind, he’s been there forever. Do you mean the beginning of the Universe, or before time ever existed?
The thing is, there’s more evidence piling up for the Big Bang theory, but not for creationism. We’re trying our very best to find out what happened that led to existence of our Universe, but we can never know for sure unless we have a time machine. (also i think it’s funny when creationists claim that science proves creationism because it doesn’t)
So was there nothing behind the Big Bang? Was it a singularity? That’s an idea, but I feel like it doesn’t have a firm holding. There have been other theories, like what if our Universe burst into existence from a collapsed star in a 4-dimensional Universe? 

Are you okay with not knowing where we came from? Well, I think no one is, and seriously want to find out. Life is no fun when you know everything (like thinking you know for sure that a God created us and rules us)!! Then there are no aliens, probably no chance of ever getting on Mars or achieving interstellar space travel… Because JESUS!!! I can’t even begin to believe that we’re the only life form in this entire, vast Universe. Maybe another intelligent life form is 40 billion light years away, it’s just that we haven’t found each other yet.

Being old, the Universe seems kind of sad and lonely and deserves to have poems written about it because it’s so great.

 

(it’s the weekend and i have free time so i posted a thing)

Man made climate change causes Ohio a water crisis

If you ever need proof for man made climate change, or you deny it, well… look where it’s gotten us. Sorry, I’m just fed up with climate change deniers. It’s like they don’t believe an atmosphere can change. Make the planet hotter and uninhabitable with chemicals? lol not scientifically possible. trust me, i know my stuff. *has no degree in science* Well, if that were true, I think every planet would have some kind of life form on it since it would have plenty of time to evolve and adapt to its planet’s atmosphere.

From Secular Talk

The Universe may not be expanding, says astrophysicist

Ever thought: what if the Universe wasn’t expanding? What about the Doppler Effect, then? Well, Theoretical astrophysicist Christof Wetterich says there is a different way as to why we are seeing what the normal effect would do to the affected.

Roger Highfield writes at Telegraph.co.uk,

Because the frequency or “pitch” of light increases with mass, Prof Wetterich argues that masses could have been lower long ago. If they had been constantly increasing, the colours of old galaxies would look red-shifted – and the degree of red shift would depend on how far away they were from Earth. “None of my colleagues has so far found any fault [with this],” Wetterich says.

Prof Wetterich takes the detached, even playful, view that his work marks a change in perspective, with two different views of reality: either the distances between galaxies grow, as in the traditional balloon picture, or the size of atoms shrinks, increasing their mass. Or it’s a complex blend of the two. One benefit of this idea is that he is able to rid physics of the singularity at the start of time, a nasty infinity where the laws of physics break down. Instead, the Big Bang is smeared over the distant past: the first note of the ”cosmic piano’’ was long and low-pitched.
Harry Cliff, a physicist working at CERN who is the Science Museum’s fellow of modern science, thinks it striking that a universe where particles are getting heavier could look identical to one where space/time is expanding. “Finding two different ways of thinking about the same problem often leads to new insights,” he says. “String theory, for instance, is full of ‘dualities’ like this, which allow theorists to pick whichever view makes their calculations simpler.”

This theory looks like it works just as much as the idea that the Universe is expanding, but will probably help us to look at things, like dark energy, with a different perspective, which is definitely what we need. Some of us desire to learn and learn and soak in as many skills and knowledge as possible… *ahem* like me. It’s a type of personality. In the end, I truly hope we end up discovering something new from this theory.