Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Born to do Math 7 - 1,001 and the Box (Part 5)

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Born to do Math 7 - 1,001 and the Box (Part 5)
Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner
March 14, 2017

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Rick Rosner: In the 21st century, I think it will be information in charge, and we’ll find that we are close to the center of things in certain ways because we are creatures of information ad information runs the universe. Also, you can get cynical about what is—there’s a principle in physics that is ‘a good theory avoids special conditions.’ That things work because we’re at a particular point in space, and all of the most powerful physics of the past 100, 200 years sets up rules.

Starting with Newton’s Universal Gravitation, it says, “Here’s a deal that explains gravitation every place, across the whole frickin’ universe.” Everything is the same under this rule, at least gravitationally. You have these conservation of angular momentum laws that say the way things are here aren’t special. They are the ways things are across the whole frickin’ universe, and the Big Bang itself is a spatially homogenous theory, except the grain of the universe.

It says the entire universe exploded from a point, more or less, and that point doesn’t exist anymore because everything is still the point. It’s just the point keeps expanding, and everything being on a balloon, except the balloon is a 2-dimensional surface and we’re expanding on the equivalent of a 3-dimensional surface, but no galaxy in this expanding universe occupies a special place in the universe spatially.

So we’ve got this whole deal where everything is spatially democratic. Nobody is privileged. However, to do that, we had to invent a theory that has no temporal homogeneousness. In a Big Bang universe, every instant is different. No point in time is the same because the universe is constantly expanding and playing out in a Big Bang way.

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Rick Rosner
American Television Writer
Rick Rosner
Scott Douglas Jacobsen
Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing
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