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May 30 2002 at 2:35 PM
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Response to Why not an "Absolute Zero" for time?



In a sense, the "moment" of the big bang is the zero of time for this universe. Of course, this may not be the only universe, Hawkins plays with a number of models in which there are multiple universes in The Large Scale Structure of Spacetime. And, of course, the big bang may not be true. I'm still hoping that the steady state universe wins out in the end, but the evidence against it is pretty strong.

Of course, no "theory" can ever be "proved all the way down to Absolute Truth,", that's what makes them "theories". It is another of my beliefs, but I don't think we'll ever fully understand -- we'll just keep getting closer.

It is a journey without a final destination, IMO. But the trip is worth it for itself.


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  1. About the endless journey - Occhi on May 30, 3:54 PM
    1. Help :) - Pete on May 30, 4:28 PM
      1. At the risk of being in over my head - Occhi on May 30, 5:54 PM
        1. I'm still kind of lost - Pete on May 30, 6:36 PM
          1. Partly because prose fails me - Occhi on May 31, 7:20 AM
            1. Then try poetry ;) - Pete on May 31, 10:30 AM
              1. I have also given myself a headache - Occhi on May 31, 11:14 AM
            2. Perhaps.... - smegged on May 31, 9:54 PM
        2. E Pluribus Unum - Sirian on Jun 2, 4:21 AM
          1. Yes and no - Occhi on Jun 3, 12:39 PM
          2. Small Nit - Jester on Jun 3, 10:26 PM
            1. There Are Many Holes... - Sirian on Jun 4, 9:10 PM
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