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[extremely offtopic] The coolest, most memorable video you will ever see in your life
And that's probably assuming the geometry assumptions for the universe are correct. I recall some recent study claiming while re-checking WMAP results they came to the conclusion that the it's not 98% certain as previously thought that the universe is flat but instead 60% certain. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shape_of_the_Universe is about the possible other shapes but it doesn't seem to include the recent study I read about. I should probably have to try to find the reference.
All those "speed of expansion" stuff get a lot weirder if we're living in a spherical or a hyperbolic universe instead.
Still, Verlinde's theory is just so cool. Gravity is not an effect, just a side effect, much like inertia, IIRC.
I was joking. But yes is very cool and very plausable. I was halfway through that paper when I left home but I understand it already. Makes me think differently when I'm walking =o It makes me think like I'm pulling the fabric of space with everything I touch! =o
what? you are one of those caravan driving, vegetable abusing cheese heads?
And I always thought that you are a good person.
I am sorry, won't happen again.
I normaly refrain from reading dead tree media. However my dad is subscribed to one. Sometimes the science section just plain sucks. They call it a quality paper, but sometimes the 'knowledge' from <insert university expert here> just plain contradicts factual data or is at least one year behind the times.
However my dad said to me "Have you read this?" and so I read it :')