The process that created Our™ big bang and Our™ universe was not a one time event. It is a process that occurred before Our™ big band, it is a process that continues to occur after Our™ big bang.
“Our” is the brand of the human experience, human perspective, human perception and all that is labeled human discovery.
“There are googillions of “big bangs” occurring all the time.”
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Nature, in the broadest sense, is equivalent to the natural, physical, or material world or universe. “Nature” refers to the phenomena of the physical world, and also to life in general. It ranges in scale from the subatomic to the cosmic. -wikipedia
There is not just one of anything in nature. There are the “first ones” of nature, but never the “just ones” of nature.
Our universe is named and called “Our Universe” because it’s the only universe known to us earthlings in the 21st century. And obviously, our big bang is named and called “Our Big Bang” for the same reason.
Nature, by definition, is conceptually a broader term than the word “universe”. Should we prove there are other universes, they would also be a part of nature.
So, somewhat ironically, while there isn’t just one of anything in nature, there is only one nature, in the broadest sense.
Nature, it’s the largest scale.
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In The Vertical Theory of Infinity, or just Vertical Theory, infinity extends both outward to the “void above” and inward to the “void below”. Otherwise, simplistically stated for the purpose of visual scale mental imaging only, infinity extends further than 10googillion Light Years in an outward or increasing size direction and further than 10-googillion Planck lengths in an inward or decreasing size direction with layered or component structures and with no end.*
* guiding principles: (1) There isn’t just one of anything in nature, why would there be just one universe? (2) The anthropocentric bias of science. We are not at the center or middle of any large or small scale picture in nature. (3) Yes, there are practical problems with this model. It is intended as a philosophy-of-science statement.
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Mathematicians at UCLA have discovered a 13 million-digit prime number, a long-sought milestone that makes them eligible for a $100,000 prize. (Sept. 28)
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A GooSecond is one googillionth of a second
Several years ago (2005), I googled the word “googillion” and to my surprise it only returned a couple of hits. So I thought I would have some fun and see what would happen if I promoted the word “googillion” beginning with writing its definition. At that time the definition was:
“A googillion is an astronomer’s “largest number possible” synonym for everyday real-world objects that are unknown and unknowable. Example, from string theory, how many strings are there in the universe? The answer is a googillion. Although the real answer is a specific number at any given point in time, the number is both an unknown and unknowable largest number.”
And I proceeded to submit it to the online dictionaries, Wikipedia, and other media like Wired magazine. Today there are thousands of google search hits for the word “googillion” coming from many contributors and originators.
Strings are obviously arbitrary, the number could just as easily represent all the sub-atomic particles, and so on.
Moving from the cosmological scale to the quantum scale, we would have a goometer as one googillionth of a meter and a goosecond as one googillionth of a second. Which produces such child-like questions as … “What would I see through a goometric microscope?” Yes I know, it’s silly and what about planck length … it’s a child’s question. And, does anything in the universe happen in less than a goosecond?
Lastly, what would I see if looking at a neutrino through a goometric microscope frozen in a goosecond of time? The answer certainly should be nothing, but then a goometer is a really really long distance and a goosecond is a really really long period of time.
Goo, the new Nano.
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How old are you in nanoseconds?
A nanosecond (ns) is one billionth of a second … 10−9 seconds
- 1.02 nanoseconds (approximately) – time taken for light to travel one foot
- 20-40 nanoseconds – time of fusion reaction in a hydrogen bomb
How many seconds are there in a year?
Copy and paste into the google search field for the answer:
For seconds in one year -
365 x 24 x 60 x 60
For your age in seconds -
365 x 24 x 60 x 60 x (your age)
For your age in nanoseconds -
365 x 24 x 60 x 60 x 1,000,000,000 x (your age)
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If our sun was reduced to the scale of a five foot ball, it would be 25,000 miles from our nearest star – Alpha Centauri.
Check out the facts below:
The scale of planets, stars, and galaxies is very hard to grasp; here are some models that will help. Distances are rounded off for easy visualization.
To visualize the solar system we can use a scale of one billionth, the nano scale.
At the nano (one billionth) scale:
- The Earth is half an inch across.
- The moon is 1/8 inch across and a foot from the Earth.
- The Sun is five feet across and 500 feet from Earth.
- Jupiter is six inches across and half a mile from the Sun.
- Pluto is four miles from the Sun.
- The nearest star, Alpha Centauri, is as far away as once around the earth.
- The speed of light is one foot per second.
This is still too large a scale for interstellar space but we can use a scale of one billionth times one billionth, the nano-nano scale.
At the nano-nano (one billionth times one billionth) scale:
- The earth is as small as an atom.
- The solar system is too small to see.
- The speed of light is 3/8 inch per year, three feet per century, or six miles per million years.
- The nearest star, Alpha Centauri, is one and a half inches away.
- The brightest star, Sirius, is three inches away.
- The stars in the Big Dipper range from two to four feet away.
- The North Star, Polaris, is thirteen feet away.
- The Milky Way, our galaxy, is half a mile wide and has 150 billion stars.
- The nearest galaxy, Andromeda, is a mile wide and seventeen miles away.
- The next nearest galaxies are six in a group named Sculptor, 60 miles away.
- There are 50-100 billion galaxies within a distance of 3-4 times around the Earth.
- Light from this far away has been traveling since the big bang.
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