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Old 11-19-2008, 08:43 PM
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Hey, anyone watch that show on History Channel called Universe? This past week they had a show on parallel universes, their second on the subject I think.

Now they're theorizing 4 different kinds of universes and the first kind was really surprising. Universe 1, they call them and they exist with in our time a space, our dimension but are so far out light from them hasn't reached here. I've always thought of the subject as outside our own space/time, but these particular kinds of universes are here, just as much as the moon or Mars, but are so far out, enough time has not passed for their light to reach here since their creation.

Very strange, but interesting.
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:44 PM
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Have not seen it in Australia. Sounds interesting!
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It's a great show, if you're able to pick it up sometime check it out.
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I saw one where they theorized that there could be as many as 11 different dimensions existing all at once all around us. How one would get from one to another, they couldn't say. But they did say there may be some dimensions you wouldn't necessarily want to visit, because you wouldn't survive there. They surmized all this on and around Einstein's theory of relativity and whether that theory was correct or not.
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:56 PM
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Yeah, the 11 dimension theory is called String Theory. The idea is that the seven dimensions we cannot perceive are so small they can't be perceived yet we move through them, exist in them. Fascinating stuff!
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I've got to check this out. I just got my head marginally wrapped around all the dimensions; now I need to add all those universes to the mix?!?!? Time to go mediate.

Is History going to show these again, or do I need to go digging on line?
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They did a really good job summing up some of the more difficult to grasp ideas behind "M theory" "Shrodinger's Cat" and the Copenhagen Interpretation of particle event waveform collapse. My wife, who has never really understood what this was all about, watched this with me, and at the later commercial break, said to me, "This is all just too weird!"
"Now you're gettin' it." I replied.

"Anyone who hasn't felt shocked by quantum physics, hasn't understood it yet." -Neils Bohr
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Any one able to recomend a good book on Quatum Physics?
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In search of Shrodinger's Cat

"Mister Tompkins in Wonderland" aka "Mister Thompkins in Paperback"

Anything on the subject by Rudy Rucker.

(Stay away from "Time Space and Beyond" it's pretty hippy-dippy, and is pretty much a waste of time.)
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I have a vary vague knowledge of always wanted to read more on it.
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