"Time would, essentially, slow down, but I don't think that the time dilation would be exactly infinity, and due to the gravitational pull, one must enter the black hole. It's also an interesting theory that the universe itself may be a…"
"At Planck volume the mathematics cannot explain or predict what happens next, nut lets say we can. At a less than Planck volume a point in space can be only cartesian (of no size) quantum (a size that results in a unit that is measurable) or…"
"Zeno's Paradox my ass.
The resolution of Zeno's paradox about halving your distance and the infinite number of events that go into a finite operation (before you get there, halfway; before that, a quarter; before that, an eighth ...) is…"
"Much as I said Robi. And I'm sure that if you've been espousing the same truths to people for so long as Mr. Dawkins has the temptation to be facetious when faced with the same old questions for the thousandth time musty be overwhelming!"
"Dawkins himself has already argued for the evolutionary advantage of a belief system to be taken at face value and not questioned (Religion) in several places including in 'The God Delusion' so I assume he was being humorous."
"Been away for a while... getting married and other trivial stuff like that.
I like your point Martin but I feel that there are certain fundamental 'measures' to the universe's existence that do not require us to describe them to…"
"Someone below mentions Heisenberg. Your virtual particles by definition obey Heisenberg's uncertainty law that the Time they exist for multipled by the Energy required to create the particles must be less than or equal to (h)/2(pi). They must…"
"To expand slightly on what you have said.... probably the hardest thing in all of Physics to grasp is that a particle is not a particle, nor is it a wave. It is both and neither. Depending on how it is observed it can exhibit properties of one or…"
"It is entirely plausible to create an entire universe from a quantum fluctuation. However if you tried to explain this to a 'fundie' even the least intelligent among them would realise that in order to do so you have to have a context to…"
"Your penultimate paragraph refers to agnostic beliefs. That is the difference. No atheist should have beliefs in this context. The reason that Richard Dawkins doesn't completely and utterly rule out God is that he is a scientist and he knows…"
"Let's help the wall flowers join the party.
Their all ready here. Should be easy. It is true however that there are those who refuse to state their conviction on such matters due to dysfunctional norms in their family of origin (bad role…"
"Thanks. I'm in agreement except on one point. I deal with reality not speculation. There isn't any evidence that supports the existence of god or gods. The evidence that does exist actually points away from such a conclusion. Based on what…"
"Yes, Richard, I think so, too. In its purest sense, after all--as Smith persuasively points out--atheism* is the absence of belief. Clearly, such a definition would encompass the agnostic as well.
* from the Greek, "a-" meaning no or…"
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