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The Big Bang Theory is good and all but it goes COMPLETELY against all laws of physics.
the only other one i can think of is that before the Universe was pure energy and something happened to that energy to create matter. but i see holes in this as well such as what caused this to occur and where did that energy come from. so can somebody help?
So we might as well stop making any effort with Science, then?
Perhaps you could give me a brief description of what a Brane is and how this collision could work.It's easy to get carried away with new words. I still struggle with the old ones.
Quote from: sophiecentaur on 26/05/2008 20:52:29Perhaps you could give me a brief description of what a Brane is and how this collision could work.It's easy to get carried away with new words. I still struggle with the old ones.To be honest, I can't explain it. It's one of the facets of string theory, and briefly handled on the wikipedia page for Brane Cosmology. It's all quite far above my head, but when explained well it seems to make a lot of sense. I wouldn't be able to explain it well, and so I wouldn't be able to make it make sense!
I'll have a shot at it. Super string theory, M-Theory, you have layers of dimensions and lots of universes, a multi-verse. Each universe has it's outer brane, the outer dimension- like a soap bubble, so two soap bubbles(universes) hit each other, and you get the big bang and a new third universe is made from the energy of the other two.That basically is the idea, if you have lots of universes bobbing around in some other dimensional space and two hit each other then the result would be the big bang. You know a gob stopper, each colour is a layer, each layer is a dimension, the last dimension is the Brane(where the universe ends).
On collision it could also be that the two universes merge into one big one, or one becomes bigger by stealing the others energy- and so you'd end up with one big and one small universe.
QuoteOn collision it could also be that the two universes merge into one big one, or one becomes bigger by stealing the others energy- and so you'd end up with one big and one small universe.It's worth pointing out that this 'collision' is not like two battleships hitting each other. They will be encountering each other via a dimension which isn't one of your ordinary XYZ's so don't get carried away with any simple pictures in your mind!
JollyI asked for a definition of Brane because people often tend to 'name drop' on these fora yet they may not be sure what it means. Certainly, it isn't a commonly understood idea.Also the notion of 'collision' in the context of universes, if it's not qualified by some detailed explanation, conjures up a very 'conventional' picture of big objects bashing into each other.If you want to have a discussion which will entertain readers yet 'get somewhere' it is necessary to include a lot of caveats or people can get a very false idea of what is actually cutting edge.I find that most people have enough trouble just understanding the true consequences of Newtons laws so getting ones head around the fringes of Cosmology is a tall order.
That's pretty much why I didn't attempt to explain it. When it was explained to me by someone qualified to do so it seemed simple, beautiful and logical. If I try to explain it it will seem outlandish, disordered and silly.
Well that just silly, never be scared to jump on in, what you worried about?
Well said.I think Jolly wants a fantasy discussion and not a Scientific one.