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Egroeg Evoli
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I don't know... perhaps it means the observable universe? (Google it) But probably not.

Anyway, since this math thread seems to be turning into a thread about the universe, I have some more things to say*:

How is the universe possible? How can it go on forever? Yet it seems impossible for it to end, because logically, there should be something on the other side, a concept supported by the theory that the universe is ever-expanding: If it's expanding, what is it expanding into? Nothingness? And what is nothingness, exactly? What does it look like? Is nothingness possible? Is nothingness infinite? How can anything be truly infinite? It just doesn't seem possible for something (not a concept, like a number or something like that, I mean a real, tangible thing) to go on forever? And that includes time. Could it be possible for time to go on forever? When did time begin? How is it possible for time to begin? What was before time? And will time go on forever? What if time ends? What then? What's left? Nothingness? And speaking of nothingness, if there was nothingness before matter, where did the matter come from? How could it appear from nothing? And going back to time: time travel. Is it possible? What if (I'm not saying anybody here would do this; it's just hypothetical) you went back in time and killed your mother before she had you? Theoretically, you would disappear off the face of the Earth... but then, since you never would have existed, you never would have been able to kill your mother; therefore, she would still be alive, thus you would still be alive, but then you could kill her, and then the whole thing starts over again...

I have too much to say about stuff like that. Plenty more than what I have written. Furthermore, I encourage you to derail this thread (is there a way to change the name of the topic?) and engage in a discussion about the origin of the universe and time and things like that. Oh, boy, this should be interesting...

*If you have read my mini-bio in the "Introduce Yourself to the Forum" thread, you will have already read some of the things that are written here.

Geometry, wisdom, tangerines... "The time is gone, the song is over, thought I'd something more to say..."

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I have always wondered about time travel, too. I can't put too much thought into it, though, because after awhile I just can't think about it anymore. It doesn't make sense, and I can't deal with having questions that can't be answered. Time travel lets you go to any time in the universe, so are there just zillions upon zillions of parallel universes for every day that ever has or will took place, or do you make up a new parallel universe each time you time travel?

In science class in eighth grade I learned that time gets faster as it gets farther from the Earth's core, and the faster an object is going, the slower time goes. I don't remember what the explanation was, something to do with gravity, but I do remember that it didn't make any sense to me. What is time, and how can it slow down for one object? Like if you were taking a ride in a rocket ship, then time would be going slower than it would if you were riding in a car. The person in the rocket ship would be doing that at the same moment millions of other people are in their cars, so how can time be going slower if at the same moment time is going different speeds with other people? Does anybody understand this, because it has kind of always really annoyed me.

 

Anyways.. I love math! It's pretty much my favorite subject in school, and actually, I am planning on becoming a mathematician once I get old. I'm in Pre Calc right now, which really isn't the funnest. Algebra and Geometry were my favorites, but it's always like I hate it when learning it, and then when I review for the test I realize how much fun it is and I change my mind.

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