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I've recently developed a taste for lectures and programs about string theory. The concept of an 11 dimensional universe is impossible for me to wrap my head around.It's really exciting to live in a time when our science and science fiction seem to be becoming one and the same.
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I've tried to understand this stuff before, but it really is confusing as hell...

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Currently I'm reading the A little bit of everything book by Bryson. Quite interesting, but I wonder if still comes to parallel universes. Maybe Hawking, who I plan to read.

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I prefer to watch science shows and documentaries before tackling the books. Having some visual references/cues/examples/whatever helps a ton when faced with a hardcore science book.
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I think Hawking's book, or at least the newer editions, have graphs and other visuals. I'm looking forward to reading it. And the books of this Kaku guy seem interesting as well.

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Ahhhh I want more crazy theories that make sense because it's a smart person spewing them out.

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While googling for the scientist's name (I didn't catch it in the vid), I ran into this link:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/horizon/20 ... rans.shtml

Quite interesting stuff, actually.

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I have :

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It's not bad...

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Yeah, I want to read that after I've finished my current book.

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If you were closer, I'd loan it to you.

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MGM wrote:While googling for the scientist's name (I didn't catch it in the vid), I ran into this link:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/horizon/20 ... rans.shtml

Quite interesting stuff, actually.
Michio Kaku. I think he hosts science shows on the Science channel on Friday nights in the States.

In high school I bought some Stephen Hawking books for one of the cafeteria ladies (for Christmas). She was smarter and more inquisitive than most of the teachers at school and she made a crummy cheeseburger. ^_^
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I don't know if you guys know this about Stephen Hawking or not, but one of his more interesting theories is that he BELIEVES in extra-terrestrial life, and that we should STOP broadcasting all sorts of signals into the cosmos. Eventually, a more evolved and malignant species may locate us. We're best to "Lay low". LOL.

We're screwed.

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I didn't know, but I'm not surprised.
ChimeraCreative wrote:Michio Kaku. I think he hosts science shows on the Science channel on Friday nights in the States.
Yeah, I found out. He's in the BBC trascript as well.

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I think this thread's a trap McDert laid to get all the nerds cavorting in one spot. DAMN McDERT for dangling shiny sciences in front of us!:D
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I don't even like scientific implications. Science is silly to me because, I mean, yes, it's practical and one of the most important things EVER, but it's just measurements and observations on what we see. And what we see is probably not what it is. So in essence, science is philosophy with actual proof but the proof could be fake proof.

Science is fools gold for smart people.

I suck with words right now!

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locate and annihilate us!!!

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Do you guys get antimatter?

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I think there is an entire antimatter universe that coexists with ours.

I wonder when our universe dies, will antimatter die with it.

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*shrugs*

You guys should check out Journey to the Edge of the Universe. It's a very cool documentary with some amazing graphics and information.

I think this link only works if you're in Canada CTV.ca is picky about outsiders. ;)
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