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1997-09-12 00:00:00 - About the Infinite Universes - (eurisko97@aol.com)


I just had an idea that can solve the debate over wether or not they can find thier way home or how many universes there are and why they won't land on worlds where the Earth didn't form. When I try to explain it I will sound a lot like Quinn though I will try to translate into normal evrey day language. I am aware that most people don't like that so I will keep this post up for two days and if I get one response I will post my idea. Besides, It'll give us something to talk about. Thanks:-) PS-You know, this newsgroup has come to a crawl these days. I sure do hope that things pick up soon or this newsgroup will be endangered of loosing all it's member's. __________________________________________________________________________ Pheonix, Fire, Ashes, Pheonix Reborn. Eurisko97 Searcher of the Truth Discoverer Slider

1997-09-12 00:00:00 - Re: About the Infinite Universes - (kahunaa1a@aol.com)


>I am aware that most people >don't like that so I will keep this post up for two days and if I get one >response I will post my idea. Besides, It'll give us something to talk >about. Thanks:-) > > Sure, I'm a current student, shoot.

1997-09-12 00:00:00 - Re: About the Infinite Universes - (eurisko97@aol.com)


In article <19970912032001.XAA26922@ladder02.news.aol.com>, kahunaa1a@aol.com (KahunaA1A) writes: >Sure, I'm a current student, shoot. Give me a while to type it all up and I'll post it. All the refrence matrieals I need to explain it in real English are in the attic. Look for my post during the weekend. I sure do hope this gives us something to talk about. __________________________________________________________________________ Pheonix, Fire, Ashes, Pheonix Reborn. Eurisko97 Searcher of the Truth Discoverer Slider

1997-09-14 00:00:00 - Re: About the Infinite Universes - (eurisko97@aol.com)


OK HERE IT IS! In order for you to understand this I should give all of you a crash course about the theory of Vacuum Genisis (which in my opinion is a lot better then the Big Bang theory) How many of you are familiar with virtual particles? (Of course you haven't don't blame yourself.) Virtual Particles are sub-atomic particles (such as proton, electron ect.) That pop in and out of existance in a total vacuum. Where do they come from? Inside the energy charge of this vacuum is very close to zero, and when something is close to zero some very strange things start happining.In some areas it changes(fluctuates) and occasionaly these energy fluctuations are large in of to turn to matter in a sub-atomic particle. A physicist by the name of David H. Freedman thought about what whould happen if an entire universe was brought into being. He created the Theory of Vacuum Genisis. This theory states that in the beginning there was nothing but a perfect vacuum. Nether time, nor space had yet been created. The energy value of this vacuum was a perfect zero. Fluctuations in this vacuum gave birth to our universe. When he thought about this though he realized that he also not only explained the birth of one universe, but an infinate number of universes. Somewhere, outside time and space, this proccess still continues, creating the worlds our Sliders have slide to. One of the results from this birth is a unique Cosmological Constant for each universe, which, looosly translated, is how much energy is in a certain amount of space that is expressed in units of energy per volume. This constant is probably ethier the coordinates to universes or it effects them. Now here is the part you all have been waiting for. Get out a calculator that doesn't express answers in scientific notation. Press 9 untill you filled the entire screen, then press the multiplyed by and then put another bunch of 9's. Press equals. What do you get? An error. That's because the momory inside the calculator doesn't hold that many digits. Quinn's timer is like the calculator, in fact all computing machines (with the possible exception of the quantum computer) in the world are incapable of handling infinity. It's just to big. Quinn's timer can only hold a ceartin amount of coordinates that approximates the coordinates of Earth Prime (since the basketball did get back) or else it'll get an error message and recalculate a diffrent universe. Now, if the earth was, say a million kilometers farther then it was, and our universes coordinates were .0000000001it whould probably be .0000023737. Quinn's timer probably couldn't handle that and they don't land on that world. This means that thier chances are probably close to infinity but not near it so they can get home. This also means that the Kromaggs can't conquer all the universes because unless they use a quantum computer that can have bits that are both 1 and 0 and therefore calculate infinity, they are stuck on worlds that aren't to diffrent from there's. Let's start a thread from this ok people. I'm waiting for some feedback. Come on hit that reply button. I'm waiting. __________________________________________________________________________ Pheonix, Fire, Ashes, Pheonix Reborn. Eurisko97 Searcher of the Truth Discoverer Slider

1997-09-15 00:00:00 - Re: About the Infinite Universes - (sirstack@aol.com)


They will NEVER make it home! Why? Think about this, they may make it to a place that looks like home everything about it implies home......... except far off on the other side of the world a peice of grass never formed, although it did on Earth Prime. There is no way to get home, its Infinite worlds, thers gonna be some slight chances, heck even a world thats the same except a molecule never formed. Jesse Lee Herndon, age 17, SirSTACK@aol.com, MSTie # 56045, Spoiler Warning Guy, Signing Off!

1997-09-15 00:00:00 - Re: About the Infinite Universes - (aexia@u.washington.edu)


In article <19970914231701.TAA06507@ladder02.news.aol.com>, Eurisko97 <eurisko97@aol.com> wrote: >He created the Theory of Vacuum Genisis. This theory states that in the >beginning there was nothing but a perfect vacuum. Nether time, nor space >had yet been created. The energy value of this vacuum was a perfect zero. So, when the universe pops into existance, does it appear to be a "big bang"? Doesn't this really just describe the state of things before plank time, then? And the two theories would be compatible in a sense. Clue me in if I'm wrong... -- Micheal (Chris) Keane - Associate Professor of Gravitational Morality, UofE Dungeon Keeper Hacking -- http://weber.u.washington.edu/~aexia/dkhack.htm Join the Church of Last Thursday and worship Queen Maeve! E-mail me to join. http://weber.u.washington.edu/~aexia/thursday.htm

1997-09-15 00:00:00 - Re: About the Infinite Universes - (eurisko97@aol.com)


In article <5vi8u2$p87@nntp4.u.washington.edu>, aexia@u.washington.edu (M. Keane) writes: >So, when the universe pops into existance, does it appear to be a "big >bang"? Doesn't this really just describe the state of things before plank >time, then? And the two theories would be compatible in a sense. Clue me >in if I'm wrong... Sorry I didn't explain that part good enough. One of the problems with the Big Bang is that it doesn't explain where the matter came from which is what this theory explains. The matter, if not spread apart already, then under goes a Big Bang like event. __________________________________________________________________________ Pheonix, Fire, Ashes, Pheonix Reborn. Eurisko97 Searcher of the Truth Discoverer Slider

1997-09-15 00:00:00 - Re: About the Infinite Universes - (eurisko97@aol.com)


In article <19970915031800.XAA19308@ladder01.news.aol.com>, sirstack@aol.com (Sir STACK) writes: >They will NEVER make it home! Why? Think about this, they may make it to a >place that looks like home everything about it implies home......... except >far off on the other side of the world a peice of grass never formed, >although it did on Earth Prime. There is no way to get home, its Infinite >worlds, thers gonna be some slight chances, heck even a world thats the >same except a molecule never formed. Good point but we actually don't know if one molecule really makes that much of a diffrence (besides they whould be happy there) to create another universe. This is a split between physicists, (check my spelling) how big of a change is neccasary for a new universe to be born. After all, energy and matter are converted all the time so the molecule or blade of grass whould eventually be replaced. In other words, small changes don't make a new universe. (Besides the change matters in the Cosmological Constant, a small change like that whould probably be rounded of by the timer and drop them home.) __________________________________________________________________________ Pheonix, Fire, Ashes, Pheonix Reborn. Eurisko97 Searcher of the Truth Discoverer Slider

1997-09-16 00:00:00 - Re: About the Infinite Universes - (eurisko97@aol.com)


In article <5vleg0$pci$1@nntp4.u.washington.edu>, aexia@u.washington.edu (M. Keane) writes: >That's why time travel(or rather the variety where you can change your >past history instead of the pre-destined sort) would be impossible to do >without causing huge changes in history. Sure, you may not hurt any >leaders or anything, but just being there and breathing air and making all >sorts of little changes will add up to something eventually. Maybe you >won't notice any changes int he present, but your universe's destiny will >be altered... That's another change physicists are debating about. First is the problem of what happens when you change history. Some say the time line is affected, the others say (and I support them) that the time line splits in two, one peice where the change happened, the other where it didn't. They are also debating over (as I mentioned earlyer but obviously wasn't completly understood) how delicate time is. Are changes in time made when you breathe or when you bump into a guy on wallstreet that was supposed to make an important sale? >Of course, a blade of grass that never grows might be the flap of a >butterfly wing that sets in motion events leading to a hurricane. It could >take time, but slight changes could have catastrophic consequences. Look in the mirror. Your alive and well right? If this theory actually worked the way it was supposed to then our universe whould have already been swallowed by massive Black Holes. What happens when you put a microphone up to a speaker? It can get pretty loud (and annoying) quick but after a while, it does one of three things: 1) Stays the same. 2) Mysticly Stops 3) Blows the speakers out. My point? If feedback followed that theory it whould cause a lot more damage then an earache. That's why I belive there is a missing peice of the puzzle and through careful observation I have created The Echo Hypothosis. It states that when a butterfly flaps it's wings it creates a breeze that is blocked by a tree branch it blew in it's way, thus, the hurricane is avoided. A blade of grass that wasn't there allows a seed that whould of normally been crowded out to grow in it's place, replacing the blade of grass. Time is not really all that fragile, when you think about it, there are an infinite number of universes with all possibilites represented so a timeline can not be altered so that it matches that of an other universe. That's why I support the split-timeline view of things. It also allows to make sense of paradoxes. If you shot your grandfather the time line whoud split into two futures at that moment that shared that past where grandfather existed. In one you whould have shot him, and you whould not exist. In the other he wasn't and you exist. In article <19970916083401.EAA22093@ladder01.news.aol.com>, sirstack@aol.com (Sir STACK) writes: >Exactly, Just being there fr one second could destroy the world. If you belive in the split-timeline view of things the only way to destroy the world is if the two timelines resulted in two time-travelers that whould quickly create 4 time lines, then 8, then 16 and so on until the number reached infinity and the forces of chaos acting on the multiple possiblities of the futures destroy the entire timeline. This leaves a open energy leval which becomes the exact same universe that was destroyed. (Hey wait a minuate, the proccess whould repeat itself....Good God I've discovered Virtual Universes!) "There are a infinate number of universes which can all lead to an infinate number of outcomes, but one universe is capable of only one outcome." ----Scully, X-Files In other words... "You can't change the future."---- Moulder, X-Files You can only split the time line. __________________________________________________________________________ Pheonix, Fire, Ashes, Pheonix Reborn. Eurisko97 Searcher of the Truth Discoverer Slider

1997-09-16 00:00:00 - Re: About the Infinite Universes - (sirstack@aol.com)


>That's why time travel(or rather the variety where you can change your >past history instead of the pre-destined sort) would be impossible to do >without causing huge changes in history. Exactly, Just being there fr one second could destroy the world. If u were meant to be there at that time, then you would have been. It's like actors filming a movie. Except there is no script and u cant go back and reshoot scenes. If you do it destroys everything made afterwards because what has happened after that was effcted by that happening like it did. Oh nevermind!! _This Post has been brought to you by Jesse Lee Herndon, SirSTACK@aol.com, MSTie # 56045, Spoiler Warning Guy, And the letter A & the number 3!

1997-09-17 00:00:00 - Re: About the Infinite Universes - (sirstack@aol.com)


>"There are a infinate number of universes which can all lead to an >infinate number of outcomes, but one universe is capable of only one >outcome." ----Scully, X-Files >In other words... >"You can't change the future."---- Moulder, X-Files >You can only split the time line. In other words, when you the time travler who split the timelines, returns to your own time, nothing will be changed? JLH

1997-09-18 00:00:00 - Re: About the Infinite Universes - (eurisko97@aol.com)


Future where it didn't happen /------------------------------- -----------------------<Event change here \------------------------------- ^Future where it happened As soon as the time travaler makes the change there are suddenly two versions of yourself and evreything else that comes after that point. So there is one time travler on the changed time line (unless he did something like kill a ancestor so he doesn't exist) and another on the unchanged one up to the point where he time traveled to the shared past. So if someone went and changed the past of where Hitler lost and helped him win there whould be a world full of Natzi's and a world without them. Only the time travler on the changed time line whould have knowledge of what happened. The two futures share the same past up to the smallest part of a second after the time travler made the change. However, the time travler has no way of getting back to the originol future unless he has the technology to return back to it. (And he whould have to return to the second after he left for the past so that he whouldn't bump into his past self. In article <19970917031101.XAA25755@ladder01.news.aol.com>, sirstack@aol.com (Sir STACK) writes: >In other words, when you the time travler who split the timelines, returns >to your own time, nothing will be changed? The timetravler will exist on the second changed timeline. In the unchanged one the time travler will become a missing person as soon as he leaves for the past (if the change was succesful) unless he has the technology to return back to it. __________________________________________________________________________ Pheonix, Fire, Ashes, Pheonix Reborn. Eurisko97 Searcher of the Truth Discoverer Slider

1997-09-27 00:00:00 - Re: About the Infinite Universes - (Kevin Rochowski <kevin@roch.demon.co.uk>)


M. Keane <aexia@u.washington.edu> wrote in article <5vleg0$pci$1@nntp4.u.washington.edu>... > In article <19970915211601.RAA12118@ladder02.news.aol.com>, > Eurisko97 <eurisko97@aol.com> wrote: >Maybe you won't notice any changes int he present, but your universe's destiny will > be altered... > > Anyone else understand what I'm saying? > -- > Micheal (Chris) Keane - Associate Professor of Gravitational Morality Well, I do. I'm just about to go on and do postgraduate work in Particle Physics, so I'm kind of up with this stuff. In answer to your ideas, I'd have to say that the manyworlds hypothesis only works on a mathematical level. In other words we say that anything is possible UNTIL IT HAPPENS. Once an event occurs the wave function collapses and you are left with just one event. I guess the way to look at it is ONE universe with MANY choices - but only one choice can survive. A kind of survival of the fittest, if you will. Besides which if a new universe were created for every event or non-event then that would imply creation of energy from nothing - an impossibility I'm afraid. Besides whice, it would also require a shifting of dimension to a set of mutually perpendicular axis, to prevent the superposition of the the new, alternate wave-functions - and thats something that pretty difficult to occur. Sorry if no-one elese understands, but this is genuine science I'm talking here. Doesn't mean that everyone will agree with me though.... By the way, I'm not completely knocking alternate universes - In fact one of my ideas/theories postulates the ability to travel from one universe to another - except that it's not really another universe, its the same universe AFTER the creation of a wormhole. So, timetravel and interdimensional travel go hand in hand.... Happy thinking.... Kevin Rochowski MSci kevin@roch.demon.co.uk p.s - I love sliders! It's one of the few shows that actually gives me a buzz to think I'm a scientist...

1997-09-28 00:00:00 - Re: About the Infinite Universes - (Jonny Stipe <JONSTIPE@prodigy.net>)


Ok, here's how I understand it. *Ahem* I believe Big Bang Theory is true. Where the matter came from? Simple: It was always there! I don't buy the Virtual Particle theory because isn't there a vacuum between the atoms of matter? There should be virtual stuff appearing and disappearing everywhere! The Big Bang occurred at the very beginning of time. At that moment, there was one universe. The following moment, there were more. That was the first divergence. More have been constantly taking place ever since. Each universe is marked by a specific Quantum Signature. This is the Cosmological Constant Eurisko97 referred to. All matter in a universe "resonates" at that universe's Quantum Sig. The QS cannot be changed by any known means. It is probably the universe's coordinates, or related to it. At every event, at every moment, from a war to the Super Bowl to the slightest movement of a particle, the universe diverges to cover every possible outcome. So every possible event, outcome, occurrence, scenario, everything which could exist does, in at least one universe. So the number of universes is not infinite, just very, very, very large and increasing exponentially by the moment. But for every divergence, one of those universes has the exact same QS as the original. That universe IS the original. All the others are copies- Xerox universes, if you will. So doesn't it make sense that exactly ONE of these universes holds the exact same QS as the first universe? One of these universes has held the same QS as the original in every divergence it has gone through since the Big Bang! That universe would be our universe. That would be Earth Prime. In every divergence, every outcome happens, but we only experience one- the one that happens in the original. Doubles of ours are created to experience all the others. Understand? Think of the Interdimentional Continuum as a gigantic galaxy where each star represents a different universe. Whenever a divergence occurs, that star splits into thousands more, for all the resulting universes. The copies go in every direction at every speed, while the original stays in the same place. Therefore, the more similar two universes are, the closer they are on the IDC. Earth Prime is at the center. Now- if you go back in time, you create yet another copy of your world, and change it. You get cut off from your own world and get trapped in the new one. As that new timeline continues to spawn more new ones, you will be trapped in that original new timeline. So if you go back and kill your grandfather, you won't disappear, but upon returning, you will be trapped in a world where no one knows who you are. But your world won't change- you'll just become a missing person. This explains what happens in time paradoxes. Now for sliding. The timer releases a spray of photons or something which rip a hole in space-time and create the Einstein-Rosen-Podolsky bridge. The photons then flow into the wormhole (that's the pattern of light we see flowing into the wormhole) and go on an erratic, chaotic course through the IDC until it hits another star, which is the world you land in. Quinn said when he invented sliding he was actually trying to invent anti-gravity, so what he actually wound up doing was create a gravity well so intense it parted space-time, like a black hole. Thus, the ERP bridge was born. Now that's random sliding. The giant roulette wheel, remember? Now- what if you could calculate and control EVERY FACTOR- the angle and strength of the toss, the precise wind flow, the speed and current position of the wheel, etc.- associated with the toss. Then you could choose which spot the ball will land on! To control sliding, you need to precisely control the path of every single photon. You do this by encasing the sliding beam in a magnetic pulse or something. By precisely controlling the trajectory of all the photons, compensating for the matter in front of it, you could control and predict the path they will go into the wormhole, through the IDC, and to whatever star you want. That's how the Kromaggs do it, that's how Logan does it, and that's how Jensen does it. The reason Jensen's timer didn't work at first was he didn't know the photons had to go into the wormhole once it was open. He had them going in perfect circles around the wormhole. A good way to keep them in line, but it's wrong. The wormhole opened okay, but since the photons didn't enter it, they didn't pave a path through the IDC, so the wormhole led nowhere. Without the ERP bridge intact, anything that went in simply dropped into oblivion. Quinn solved this by making the photons go into the wormhole in a spiral pattern, thus giving Jensen's wormholes that swirly effect. Now to track wormholes, you need to scan the QS. For an incoming wormhole, you scan the photons' QS. For an outgoing one, you scan the paths of the photon "residue" and from there extrapolate the path it was going. Then once you follow it, once in the IDC, the timer scans for ERP bridge residue with the right QS, and follows it. Wormholes apparently do leave some sort of residue, that's how you can track them after they've closed. This is why you need a computer in the timer to do this stuff. This was mentioned in "State of the Art": Robot: "Interdimentional travel is possible. ...it would require the manipulation of too many factors for the human mind to handle"(okay, so it may not be word for word.) Quinn: "I used a computer." Robot: "Of course. You'd have to." So- any questions? Thoughts? Replies? Come on- hit that reply button. You know you want to!

1997-09-30 00:00:00 - Re: About the Infinite Universes - (eurisko97@aol.com)


In article <01bccbd7$f79251e0$LocalHost@jonny-s-586>, "Jonny Stipe" <JONSTIPE@prodigy.net> writes: >I believe Big Bang Theory is true. Where the matter came from? Simple: It >was always there! I don't buy the Virtual Particle theory because isn't >there a vacuum between the atoms of matter? There should be virtual stuff >appearing and disappearing everywhere! Evreything else I agree with except for the photon residue, (What photon residue? Once the ERP Bridge closes evreything drops into oblivion) The reason I don't agree with the above is because the vacuum needed to create a universe must be 0. Inorder to reach 0 it must not have any energy or matter in it, on other words, no space-time continuum. Vacuums in universes are charged with the universe QS so that means the QS is pretty dang close to zero but not quite. So these perfect vacuums only exist in the space between universes. Infact, if the QS was above .9 or below -.9 gravity whould ether tear the time-space continuum or focus it into a space smaller than this period. As for tracking wormholes, you can only actually figure out which worlds thier from and to by "hearing" the photn's "echos" at the time the wormhole opeans. Once you figure out the two universes coordinates you can travel to them. The same path is not used. >At every event, at every moment, from a war to the Super Bowl to the >slightest movement of a particle, the universe diverges to cover every >possible outcome. So every possible event, outcome, occurrence, scenario, >everything which could exist does, in at least one universe. Oh, and scientisists aren't sure how big the change has to be. If you belive in vacuum genisis than each universe is created individualy until all the energy levals have turned to universes, since this is infinate the proccess keeps on going. And as for the rolette wheel, it is finite because if you tryed to type in .11111111111111111111111 on a calculator it whouldn't fit, same thing with Quinn's Timer, While it has a little bit more capacity then a calculator it can only store so long a QS before rounding it off or getting an error message and figuring out a new one. Therfore it is unable to land on worlds where there is a major change such as the Earth is in a diffrent position because the QS is too big to store. Meditate upon this, reread the thread and post back your reply. __________________________________________________________________________ Pheonix, Fire, Ashes, Pheonix Reborn. Eurisko97 Searcher of the Truth Discoverer Slider

1997-10-05 00:00:00 - Re: About the Infinite Universes - (Jonny Stipe <JONSTIPE@prodigy.net>)


Eurisko97 <eurisko97@aol.com> wrote in article <19970930001500.UAA06310@ladder02.news.aol.com>... > In article <01bccbd7$f79251e0$LocalHost@jonny-s-586>, "Jonny Stipe" > <JONSTIPE@prodigy.net> writes: > > >I believe Big Bang Theory is true. Where the matter came from? Simple: It > >was always there! I don't buy the Virtual Particle theory because isn't > >there a vacuum between the atoms of matter? There should be virtual stuff > >appearing and disappearing everywhere! > > Evreything else I agree with except for the photon residue, (What photon > residue? Once the ERP Bridge closes evreything drops into oblivion) Then how come Quinn can track Rickman's wormholes after they've closed? It must leave SOMETHING behind! > The > reason I don't agree with the above is because the vacuum needed to create > a universe must be 0. Inorder to reach 0 it must not have any energy or > matter in it, on other words, no space-time continuum. Vacuums in universes > are charged with the universe QS so that means the QS is pretty dang close > to zero but not quite. So these perfect vacuums only exist in the space > between universes. Infact, if the QS was above .9 or below -.9 gravity > whould ether tear the time-space continuum or focus it into a space smaller > than this period. Except that the QS doesn't count. If a certain QS had any unique effect on the events of its world, wouldn't that make for at least one outcome that could have happened but didn't? That would go against the whole idea of the multi-world theory! So therefore, a QS can't have any effect on events unless ANY QS can have the same effect. > As for tracking wormholes, you can only actually figure > out which worlds thier from and to by "hearing" the photn's "echos" at the > time the wormhole opeans. Once you figure out the two universes coordinates > you can travel to them. The same path is not used. Maybe, but they can be tracked after they close. How does that work? > >At every event, at every moment, from a war to the Super Bowl to the > >slightest movement of a particle, the universe diverges to cover every > >possible outcome. So every possible event, outcome, occurrence, scenario, > >everything which could exist does, in at least one universe. > > Oh, and scientisists aren't sure how big the change has to be. > > If you belive in vacuum genisis than each universe is created individualy > until all the energy levals have turned to universes, since this is > infinate the proccess keeps on going. And as for the rolette wheel, it is > finite because if you tryed to type in .11111111111111111111111 on a > calculator it whouldn't fit, same thing with Quinn's Timer, While it has a > little bit more capacity then a calculator it can only store so long a QS > before rounding it off or getting an error message and figuring out a new > one. But a QS can only have so many digits. Quinn's timer is designed to be able to hold that many digits, especially since Jensen upgraded it. It's FAR more advanced than an ordinary calculator. It can store the QS of several worlds. Maybe it uses some compression thing or uses Optical or DVD technology or something super-high-tech. So obviously it can store long enough a QS as necessary. > Therfore it is unable to land on worlds where there is a major change > such as the Earth is in a diffrent position because the QS is too big to store. Agreed. It must have some sort of range around Earth Prime so it can only reach worlds within that spherical-shaped range on the IDC. That's why they only land on worlds that are at least REMOTELY like Earth Prime, since the more similar worlds are, the closer they are. But considering the vast variety of worlds they've visited, especially in the third season, it seems like a really big range.

1997-10-11 00:00:00 - Re: About the Infinite Universes - (Kevin Rochowski <kevin@roch.demon.co.uk>)


Jonny Stipe <JONSTIPE@prodigy.net> wrote in article <01bccbd7$f79251e0$LocalHost@jonny-s-586>... > I believe Big Bang Theory is true. Where the matter came from? Simple: It > was always there! I don't buy the Virtual Particle theory because isn't > there a vacuum between the atoms of matter? There should be virtual stuff > appearing and disappearing everywhere! Actually, they do. It's what allows the charge of the electron to be renormalised to give the observed value. Otherwise it would be infinite. And to make things worse, a vacuum isn't a vacuum. Because the electromagnetic force is what causes charged particles to attract/repel it has a non-zero expectation value. In fact there is supposed to be an infinite ground state energy for the photon field. Anyway, there's much more nice physics stuff to add here, but that can wait to a later time.... Kevin Rochowski MSci kevin@inferno.cs.bris.ac.uk

1997-10-18 00:00:00 - Re: About the Infinite Universes - (cbc9999999@aol.com)


The whole premise for Sliders is not a new Earth created every time an event occurs on our Earth, but multiple Earths along the same sort of plane, with slight or major changes in the history of man or evolution/creation/insert your own subject on a given Earth. Besides, who cares if it can't happen in real life. That's why it's fiction. While it's great to contemplate the idea, the best part is watching each episode, (The first two seasons, anyway). Long Live Sliders!!!!! Enjoy it while we still have it!!!!!

1997-10-19 00:00:00 - Re: About the Infinite Universes - (user@msn.com)


Well there is such a theory that that might happen but that would assume that human thought and actions are possible to change the nature of the space time continium, plus that the space of all these differnt universes would take up a huge space unless they where all phased with each other and The wormhole changes you from one phased state to another thus not really changing your position but to change the phased matter. But It's TV and I don't care it's good to watch any way, I am going to get a asprin now CbC9999999 wrote in article <19971018095501.FAA01645@ladder01.news.aol.com>... >The whole premise for Sliders is not a new Earth created every time an event > occurs on our Earth, but multiple Earths along the same sort of plane, with > slight or major changes in the history of man or evolution/creation/insert > your own subject on a given Earth. Besides, who cares if it can't happen in > real life. That's why it's fiction. While it's great to contemplate the idea, > the best part is watching each episode, (The first two seasons, anyway). Long > Live Sliders!!!!! Enjoy it while we still have it!!!!! >