Why don't all galaxies spin in the same direction?

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Charlie asked the Naked Scientists:
   
I've seen pictures of the universe with all the galaxies before and I've always wondered: why don't all galaxies spin on the same plane since they all came from the same point at one time?  

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Washington, North Carolina

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« Last Edit: 22/02/2010 14:30:02 by _system »

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Why don't all galaxies spin in the same direction?
« Reply #1 on: 22/02/2010 14:34:16 »
Charlie asked the Naked Scientists:
   
I've seen pictures of the universe with all the galaxies before and I've always wondered: why don't all galaxies spin on the same plane since they all came from the same point at one time? 

Love the programme. 

Thanks,

Charlie 
Washington, North Carolina

What do you think?
Why would you assume such a conclusion. Space does have three spatial dimensions and one in time. Maybe if space were only two dimensional, then such a conclusion might have some merit. But even then, such a conclusion sounds a bit absurd IMHO.

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Why don't all galaxies spin in the same direction?
« Reply #2 on: 22/02/2010 18:17:14 »
You can have them rotate in either direction. It just depends which side you happen to be looking at.
There ain'ta no sanity clause, and there ain'ta no centrifugal force Šther.