The Universe In A Nutshell

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    Sep 04, 2013 9:47 PM GMT
    I already know most of what the video talks about but it is still interesting to watch when it is laid out so perfectly. Enjoy!

  • AMoonHawk

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    Sep 04, 2013 10:00 PM GMT
    Must be false ... too long to listen to

    The universe in a nutshell is
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    Deuterium - 1 proton, 1 electron and 1 neutron

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    Sep 05, 2013 12:33 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidMust be false ... too long to listen to

    The universe in a nutshell is
    D


    Deuterium - 1 proton, 1 electron and 1 neutron




    Actually if you would have finished the video you would have gotten to the part of sub atomic particles and the theory of unification : string theory
  • TheBizMan

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    Sep 05, 2013 12:41 AM GMT
    The universe is in a nutshell? WHAT!?
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    Sep 05, 2013 12:49 AM GMT
    charlitos said
    AMoonHawk saidMust be false ... too long to listen to

    The universe in a nutshell is
    D


    Deuterium - 1 proton, 1 electron and 1 neutron




    Actually if you would have finished the video you would have gotten to the part of sub atomic particles and the theory of unification : string theory


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    Awe Dang You Gown Take Dat AMoonHawk?

    He just put his Scientific Balls In Yo Face..

    and Swang 'Em

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    Sep 05, 2013 1:10 AM GMT
    TheBizMan saidThe universe is in a nutshell? WHAT!?


    meaning what scientist know today about the universe...in a nutshell icon_wink.gif
  • AMoonHawk

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    Sep 05, 2013 1:10 AM GMT
    Like I said... Too long for a nutshell ... That was more like camper shell ... Put me to sleep
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    Sep 05, 2013 1:14 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidLike I said... Too long for a nutshell ... That was more like camper shell ... Put me to sleep



    Summarizing the most important theories known in physics in only 45 minutes seems too long to you???????????


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    Sep 05, 2013 1:58 AM GMT
    String Theory? The Beach Boys got there first...
  • FL180

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    Sep 05, 2013 2:08 AM GMT
    Watching this wile making dinner really puts into perspective how much we know but really don't know, its humbling. Michio Kaku is just badass though. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 05, 2013 2:35 AM GMT
    FL180 said Michio Kaku is just badass though.


    He's Bill Maher's Asian cousin, ya know

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  • danisnotstr8

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    Sep 05, 2013 2:46 AM GMT
    Hey Charlitos! Thanks for posting. I just started watching this, and although I do like Kaku, I'm going to recommend you watch the series "Wonders of the Universe" with Professor Brian Cox. You're going to love it. Six episodes. I promise. Watch..
  • MikeW

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    Sep 05, 2013 2:46 AM GMT
    Since 73% of the universe is Dark Energy and 23% is Dark Matter and no one knows much of anything about either, we've only scratched the surface of the remaining 4%.

    I have my own fuzzy 'sense' of 'strings'. Calling them 'notes' (as in musical notes) suggests a 'something' that is 'moving' (vibrating or oscillating). But we're in the realm of 'pre matter', pure or nearly pure energy. Apparently what is being sought is mathematics that will describe (predict) this 'movement'.

    The possibility of time-travel etc., through 'worm holes' is intriguing. But if it is possible then it is already happening. I.e., we will have to reconsider the influences of the future on the past. Causes and their outcomes turned inside out.

    I'm most curious about consciousness. I move my fingers to type these words: Mind over Matter. Energy translated into information that is sewn like seeds in the winds of history. The universe is a strange thing, indeed.
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    Sep 05, 2013 3:03 AM GMT
    danisnotstr8 saidHey Charlitos! Thanks for posting. I just started watching this, and although I do like Kaku, I'm going to recommend you watch the series "Wonders of the Universe" with Professor Brian Cox. You're going to love it. Six episodes. I promise. Watch..


    I just bought it on iTunes, ill watch the first episode before bed. IT BETTER BE GOOD!

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    Sep 05, 2013 3:17 AM GMT
    Disclaimer: I haven't yet watched this, although I'm familiar with him. But why did he co-opt Stephen Hawking's phrase of "The Universe in A Nutshell"?
    I have the audio book, which took 4 CDs. Kind of have to listen without distractions. http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Universe_in_a_Nutshell.html?id=z8GxQgAACAAJ
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    Sep 05, 2013 3:21 AM GMT
    MikeW saidSince 73% of the universe is Dark Energy and 23% is Dark Matter and no one knows much of anything about either, we've only scratched the surface of the remaining 4%.

    I have my own fuzzy 'sense' of 'strings'. Calling them 'notes' (as in musical notes) suggests a 'something' that is 'moving' (vibrating or oscillating). But we're in the realm of 'pre matter', pure or nearly pure energy. Apparently what is being sought is mathematics that will describe (predict) this 'movement'.

    The possibility of time-travel etc., through 'worm holes' is intriguing. But if it is possible then it is already happening. I.e., we will have to reconsider the influences of the future on the past. Causes and their outcomes turned inside out.

    I'm most curious about consciousness. I move my fingers to type these words: Mind over Matter. Energy translated into information that is sewn like seeds in the winds of history. The universe is a strange thing, indeed.


    I believe time traveling generates parallel Universes that dont necessarily meet into the same time space fabric. If this is the case then traveling in time won't really have any effect in this universe even if it is happening right now in other dimensions.

    I think consciousness is interesting but it raises more of a philosophical question and not necessarily a scientific one. Our brain is packed with electrochemical signals capable of sending information to every part of our body. It is vastly complex so I cant even pretend to understand how it works or what exactly it means to be "conscious". Now, I personally think our conscious state is a by product of the complexity of central nervous system. Somewhere down in the evolutionary processs it started as combination of matter and energy coming together in collaboration just like the atoms that form any other part of our bodies but with a particular characteristic(electrochemical signals) that makes it capable of storing/accessing/passing information in such a precise way that it slowly evolved into a better structured organ capable of handling massive amounts of internal and external data. It is so amazing yet so random, that we get the impression of having free will and consciousness but in the end we are just a pack of atoms coming together as one and nothing else. That is what I think anyways.
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    Sep 05, 2013 9:53 AM GMT
    That's clever about time travel generating a parallel universe, I would buy that theory.

    But I think maybe we do not fully understand such terms as "space" and "time". These are just our words for things, but they may be like slightly inexact translations of what these two things really are. There may even be other dimensional factors or names that play a role, about which we have no idea, and do not even have names...
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    Sep 05, 2013 10:15 AM GMT
    I love this guy.
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    Sep 05, 2013 4:33 PM GMT
    I have questions (& I realize I'm relating this in a very simplistic way).

    How does the physicist resolve that a theory only holds water if all similar such experiments produce without a single variation the same results given the quantum mind-body problem?

    [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_mind%E2%80%93body_problem[/url]
    In the Copenhagen interpretation, quantum mechanics can only be used to predict the probabilities for different outcomes of pre-specified observations. What constitutes an "observer" or an "observation" is not directly specified by the theory, and the behavior of a system after observation is completely different than the usual behavior. During observation, the wavefunction describing the system collapses to one of several options. If there is no observation, this collapse does not occur, and none of the options ever become less likely.

    How does Kaku twanging a string which in one moment's vibration produces this but in another vibration of another twang of the same string produces that differ from magic?

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    Sep 05, 2013 4:39 PM GMT
    theantijock saidI have questions (& I realize I'm relating this in a very simplistic way).

    How does the physicist resolve that a theory only holds water if all similar such experiments produce without a single variation the same results given the quantum mind-body problem?

    [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_mind%E2%80%93body_problem[/url]
    In the Copenhagen interpretation, quantum mechanics can only be used to predict the probabilities for different outcomes of pre-specified observations. What constitutes an "observer" or an "observation" is not directly specified by the theory, and the behavior of a system after observation is completely different than the usual behavior. During observation, the wavefunction describing the system collapses to one of several options. If there is no observation, this collapse does not occur, and none of the options ever become less likely.

    How does Kaku twanging a string which in one moment's vibration produces this but in another vibration of another twang of the same string produces that differ from magic?

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    Didn Alester Crowley disappear into another dimension and no one ever saw or heard of him again?
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    Sep 05, 2013 4:59 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidDidn Alester Crowley disappear into another dimension and no one ever saw or heard of him again?


    Crowley died of consumption. You might be confusing him with Castaneda whose death was hushed for a few months before public notice was published.
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    Sep 05, 2013 5:06 PM GMT
    Crowley was a BAD Evil man! icon_evil.gif
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    Oct 20, 2013 10:58 PM GMT
    Can't believe I missed this. Excellent!