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Go to: The Consolation of Philosophy

sharkeggs's Avatar Jump to comment 59 by sharkeggs

We don't know that "nothing" as defined by Albert preceded the big bang. We only know that the universe had a beginning. If Krauss' definition of nothing is compatible with known physics, I don't see where the controversy is. If quantum fields exist outside of time and space, then the "nothing" as some would define it in time and space isn't really relevant.

If I misunderstand Albert's argument, please enlighten me.

Thu, 03 May 2012 19:11:43 UTC | #939422

Go to: 'Space Chronicles': Why Exploring Space Still Matters

sharkeggs's Avatar Jump to comment 42 by sharkeggs

What specifically is "the government" doing to prevent the private sector from doing space research?

Comment 40 by rocket888 :

I'm all for research in and of outer space. I just don't like government's monopoly on it.

If the government would only get out of the way, and stop taxing us to death, there'd be space stations of the likes in the movie 2001. Only governments want to send up astronauts so they can puke and lose bone mass.

Wed, 29 Feb 2012 18:46:25 UTC | #923195

Go to: 'Space Chronicles': Why Exploring Space Still Matters

sharkeggs's Avatar Jump to comment 33 by sharkeggs

Comment 27 by crookedshoes :

Why can't unmanned AND manned projects coexist? America is shitting the bed on this (and other) issues......

They can coexist, but without a limitless budget we have to balance our goals and resources. I'm more interested in science than colonizing other worlds. Though I have to admit that a telescope on the moon would be pretty cool.

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:35:49 UTC | #922902

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sharkeggs's Avatar Jump to comment 25 by sharkeggs

I like Neil, but i'm baffled as to why so many of us have fallen under the Star Trek spell. The hurdles to intergalactic travel are not engineering problems, they are physics problems and biology problems. The sentiment that our lives are meaningless if we never get off the planet seems to fall into a lot of the traps of thought that led us to this website in the first place.

NASA could do a lot more with its limited resources by focussing on unmanned missions.

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 16:55:05 UTC | #922839

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