Re: Time, bangs and quantum physics [was Re: Evidence for Big Bang]

Gil Hardwick (
Thu, 27 Apr 1995 04:27:42 GMT

In article <3nio13$>, Mark Picton ( writes:
>By 'inflationary' do you mean the 'inflation' that was supposed to
>have happened between 10-35 and 10-32 seconds after it all started?

I don't know what I mean at all. From today it seems that what I
might mean by inflationary is Bruce's farting causing everyone to
burst out of the room suddenly.

The Big Bang experienced right here and now, brought to you courtesy
of anthropological tolerance of just about everything imaginable.

>If so then couldn't other universes have been created at the same
>time with multiple quantum bubbles inflating (faster than the speed
>of light). Then remembering what they were really supposed to be
>doing and went back, after 10-32secs to forming the universe as we
>know it. Furthermore, if there were multiple universes formed would
>they all have the same physical laws?

No, just me remembering that I forgot to pick up some files in my
haste to get out after Bruce's "bubble" burst forth, and holding my
breath while I dashed back in there to pick them up.

Gawd almighty! Phew!

>I suppose this is an old question but is time really a dimension? I mean
>our three spatial dimensions allow forwards and backwards travel but
>time can only really be measured in terms of events. Whereas, spatial
>dimensions can experienced directly time can only be measured indirectly
>with reference to events that have happened in our, subjective, past.
>[You can't measure the future!]

What, human events or maybe micorrhizal events? Or maybe the ripening
of stale sauerkraut events?

>If quantum things can just happen (I'm comfortable with this) then why haven't we
>seen universes spontaneously popping up during the history of our
>own universe. If not what conditions preclude this? My understanding
>is that the quantum event that gave rise to the universe was, in some way,

Maybe they have just popped up. How do you know they didn't maybe way
back then in Vedic imagination? Just because Carl Lyddick thinks its
bullshit doesn't make it a noin-event, surely.

How would he know, anyway?

He who refuses to qualify data is doomed to rant.
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