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How old do you think the universe is?

Posted Dec 24, '12 at 4:37pm

SaifurRahman

SaifurRahman

73 posts

Look on some religious books and average all of the dates of how old the universe is is a good way to find out.

 

Posted Dec 24, '12 at 6:43pm

wontgetmycatnip

wontgetmycatnip

95 posts

 

Posted Dec 24, '12 at 9:51pm

Kasic

Kasic

5,591 posts

What if Gene Ray was right?

Can someone please translate that from 5 year old speak? The grammar is so horrible and the sentences are so choppy I honestly have no idea what they are talking about.

Look on some religious books and average all of the dates of how old the universe is is a good way to find out.

How is that a good way? There's only one answer. Even if every answer was equally valid (which they aren't) then averaging them together would only achieve a equally invalid answer (something that no one agrees with).

Basically what you just suggested was that in order to find a good apple in a dumptruck full of rotten apples, we blend them all into a smoothie and drink that...when it wasn't even known if there was a good apple to begin with.

 

Posted Dec 25, '12 at 5:01pm

partydevil

partydevil

5,109 posts

mage i dont think i get a worty computer any time soon. (hopefully in a month or 2) so i'll have to skip this conversation untill then. sorry. (maybe the next time the shape of the universe comes up in a debate. i have learned more about the CMBR pictures)

on the parallel thing:
on 1st sight, yes they are parallel.
but when looking closer it isn't parallel. there is a slight difference in the angles of the lines. so they are not parallel.

 

Posted Feb 27, '13 at 9:27am

Gogotank

Gogotank

87 posts

some trillion years I think

 

Posted Feb 27, '13 at 10:43am

Avorne

Avorne

3,224 posts

I've narrowed it down to somewhere between one Planck time and 15 billion years or so. I like to hedge my bets when it comes to things like the universe.

 

Posted Feb 27, '13 at 2:34pm

Pegasus16

Pegasus16

45 posts

yah about 6000 years old.... Creation-wise

 

Posted Feb 27, '13 at 3:35pm

SubZero007

SubZero007

401 posts

Well assuming the Big Bang Theory is correct, (the actual theory, not the show) then the Universe could be countless of cycles of expansions and contractions of years old.

 

Posted Feb 27, '13 at 3:40pm

MageGrayWolf

MageGrayWolf

9,691 posts

Knight

Well assuming the Big Bang Theory is correct, (the actual theory, not the show) then the Universe could be countless of cycles of expansions and contractions of years old.

Given the probable shape of the universe this scenario isn't likely.

 

Posted Feb 27, '13 at 3:53pm

SubZero007

SubZero007

401 posts

Given the probable shape of the universe this scenario isn't likely.

Please elaborate.

 
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