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Old 25th July 2011, 08:57 AM
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How our world was created, is based on many theories. I'd like to stick to the theory that there came beings from another planet to ours. Maybe these beings knew they were headed here or maybe they crash landed? What if molecules from them got into ours waters and after time, plants started to grow?

Who can say otherwise? These are just mere theories and we cannot know for sure what actually happened?

I very much dislike people who say that there is no other life in the universe. That cannot be. Try to think about how incredibly vast the universe is, and to think we (in this galaxy out of several gazillions) are the only ones, is just.. is just.. it doesn't make any sense.

Black holes, they are created when a star grows so big it implodes (in the end of it's "life"), right? What happened if one it sucked into it? Do you die? Is a black hole a big hole of nothing? Vacuum?

Does the Universe have an end? Is it a physical end or what? Can you pass it somehow? What happens if you did pass it, what's behind there?

What does 42 actually mean? Google says it's the answer to life, the universe and everything, but why a number? And why 42?


There are just questions I've been thinking about the past months. It all, say, intrigues me.
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Old 25th July 2011, 10:07 AM
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Black holes, ...What happened if one it sucked into it? Do you die? Is a black hole a big hole of nothing? Vacuum?
You would fall forever, alive until gravitational tidal forces killed you and then you corpse would fall forever after that. This is because of general relativistic time dilation. So in my reference frame, someone falling in to a black hole would fall in and die in a few minutes or hours, but their time would become more and more slowed down so I know that they would perceive this process to take an infinite time.

The black hole would exert a much smaller gravitational pull on the top of your body than the bottom (let's say you fall feet first, then your legs are pulled much more than your head is) so there is a net force stretching your body. This kills you.

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What does 42 actually mean? Google says it's the answer to life, the universe and everything, but why a number? And why 42?
But, I mean, you do know the answer to this one right? :P
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Old 25th July 2011, 11:54 AM
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But, I mean, you do know the answer to this one right? :P
I do not.
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Who and why?
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Old 25th July 2011, 01:07 PM
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I do not.
Then I'm curious what you typed into google to get the statement that 42 was the answer to life, the universe and everything.

It is a reference to "The Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy", a very famous work of 1970s comic fiction by Douglas Adams, that was originally a BBC radio play, and then a series of books, then adapted to a short TV show, then a sequel radio series, and eventually a (crap) 2005 movie.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrases...thing_.2842.29

The radio series is best.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hit...adio_series%29
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Old 25th July 2011, 04:13 PM
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Hello, ground!

Yeah, the guy who wrote it wrote it while he was high and sleeping in a barn, and it turns out to be his best seller. Go figure.

Oh yeah and he was Australian, I think
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Oh yeah and he was Australian, I think
Nope.
douglas adams: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Adams
Idea for the show: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas..._to_the_Galaxy
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Then I'm curious what you typed into google to get the statement that 42 was the answer to life, the universe and everything.
Strangely enough, I just typed in "the", and that showed up.
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For Christ's sake, I must have definitive ADHD. Stop with the damned essay threads XD.
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