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Scientists discover explanation for why the Universe exists

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posted on May, 20 2010 @ 10:15 PM
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Scientists discover explanation for why the Universe exists


ca.news.yahoo.com

"Many of us felt goose bumps when we saw the result," said Stefan Soldner-Rembold, a physicist at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.

Physicists have long wondered why the universe exists when matter and anti-matter particles obliterate each other on contact.
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But new data from a particle accelerator in the United States suggests a reason.

The tests showed that when anti-protons and protons collide, the resulting new particles show a one per cent skew toward matter over anti-matter. Over a long period of time, this characteristic of the universe could
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posted on May, 20 2010 @ 10:15 PM
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Only because I believe in our God's creation as the universe, I think this is more of a "how" the universe exists rather than "why" it in fact does...

I don't understand this enough to get such a rush that I get goosebumps, but on the other hand I have not been studying this my whole life-time like some of these scientists




[edit on 20-5-2010 by CanadianDream420]



posted on May, 20 2010 @ 10:21 PM
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Well fibonacci numbers rule the universe already. I wonder if there is a trick to get more antimatter using them?



posted on May, 20 2010 @ 10:46 PM
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That sounds good, until someone with a better theory comes along in a few years. Then another. Then another...



posted on May, 20 2010 @ 11:07 PM
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So there is a 1% favor of matter over antimatter in the collision process according to these findings.


The findings come ahead of an experiment to be held at CERN, called LHCb, also aimed at explaining matter's dominance. Consequently, the results of the test in the U.S. could soon be confirmed and expanded, forming the basis for a new or amended quantum theory.


So stay tuned, there is more to come from LHC.



posted on May, 20 2010 @ 11:18 PM
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One one hand your saying....


Originally posted by CanadianDream420
Only because I believe in our God's creation as the universe...


And then you say:


Originally posted by CanadianDream420
I don't understand this enough


No offense intended, but mate, this is a classic worship of gaps. That which you do not understand (the gaps in your knowledge) by default get attributed to the work of god.

I posted this in the recent 'God's Fingerprint' thread, and I'll post it again because the same applies in this Op.

The Worship Of Gaps
"I don't understand, therefore it must be god!"



Creationalists eagerly seek a gap in present-day knowledge or understanding. If an apparent gap is found, it is assumed that GOD, by default, must fill it. What worries thoughtful theologians such as Bonhoeffer is that gaps shrink as science advances, and God is threatened with eventually having nothing to do and nowhere to hide. What worries scientists is something else. It is an essential part of the scientific enterprise to admit ignorance, even to exult in ignorance as a challenge to future conquests. As my friend Matt Ridley has written, "Most scientists are bored by what they have already discovered. It is ignorance that drives them on". Mystics exult in mystery and want it to stay mysterious. Scientists exult in mystery for a different reason: it gives them something to do. More generally, as I shall repeat in Chapter 8, one of the truly bad effects of religion is that it teaches us that it is a virtue to be satisfied with not understanding.

Admissions of ignorance and temporary mystification are vital to good science. It is therefore unfortunate, to say the least, that the main strategy of creation propagandists is the negative one of seeking out gaps in scientific knowledge and claiming to fill them with 'intelligent design' by default.

- Excerpt from "The God Delusion" -- By Richard Dawkins

Source


Though it's wonderful that scientists believe they found a mechanism by where more matter is produced from matter/anti matter collisions/reactions, it makes no mention of a god in any part of this process... either before, during or after.

This is science and physics, not mysticism.

IRM


[edit on 21/5/10 by InfaRedMan]



posted on May, 20 2010 @ 11:40 PM
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Actually scientists have NOT


... discover(ed an) explanation for why the Universe exists

instead, they've merely identified a mechanism that imparts a 1% skew in the direction of normal matter but have NO associated explanation as to the underlying processes driving this 'skewing mechanism'.



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 12:32 AM
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Originally posted by InfaRedMan
One one hand your saying....


Originally posted by CanadianDream420
Only because I believe in our God's creation as the universe...


And then you say:


Originally posted by CanadianDream420
I don't understand this enough


Mate, this is a classic worship of gaps. That which you do not understand (the gaps in your knowledge) by default get attributed to the work of god.

I posted this in the recent 'God's Fingerprint' thread, and I'll post it again because the same applies in this Op.

The Worship Of Gaps
"I don't understand, therefore it must be god!"



Creationalists eagerly seek a gap in present-day knowledge or understanding. If an apparent gap is found, it is assumed that GOD, by default, must fill it. What worries thoughtful theologians such as Bonhoeffer is that gaps shrink as science advances, and God is threatened with eventually having nothing to do and nowhere to hide. What worries scientists is something else. It is an essential part of the scientific enterprise to admit ignorance, even to exult in ignorance as a challenge to future conquests. As my friend Matt Ridley has written, "Most scientists are bored by what they have already discovered. It is ignorance that drives them on". Mystics exult in mystery and want it to stay mysterious. Scientists exult in mystery for a different reason: it gives them something to do. More generally, as I shall repeat in Chapter 8, one of the truly bad effects of religion is that it teaches us that it is a virtue to be satisfied with not understanding.

Admissions of ignorance and temporary mystification are vital to good science. It is therefore unfortunate, to say the least, that the main strategy of creation propagandists is the negative one of seeking out gaps in scientific knowledge and claiming to fill them with 'intelligent design' by default.

- Excerpt from "The God Delusion" -- By Richard Dawkins

Source


Though it's wonderful that scientists believe they found a mechanism by where more matter is produced from matter/anti matter collisions/reactions, it makes no mention of a god in any part of this process... either before, during or after.

This is science and physics, not mysticism.

IRM


[edit on 20/5/10 by InfaRedMan]

Are you criticizing the man for his beliefs? As a fellow athiest (which I assume you to be), how is our belief in the natural way of things any different then his belief in a designer. If he wants to believe, let him. I admire the devoutly religious. They are far more dedicated to something I think doesn't exist then I will ever be to something I can prove exists. Kudos to OP for having an opinion, kudos to Infrared for having an opinion. Kudos to the people who believe in opinions.



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 12:49 AM
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If this is true and I try applying this practice while gambling in casinos... why do I always lose my ass?

Cool article, I found it fascinating and would be interested in reading more.



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 12:50 AM
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Here's my opinion.

The article is empty.

Where is the real story here?

Did anyone actually read it? It's nothing! There is nothing there! No explanation as to how, or why, in what way...

Just a bogus title with empty words is all I see in this article.

What's the point? Advertising. Refer to the article to see how.

Enjoy.

Edit to ensure the OP that my sentiments are toward the article and the writers and supposed researchers, not the OP himself. I come in peace.

[edit on 5/21/2010 by TarzanBeta]



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 01:06 AM
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Originally posted by soultorent

Originally posted by InfaRedMan

[edit on 20/5/10 by InfaRedMan]

Are you criticizing the man for his beliefs? As a fellow athiest (which I assume you to be), how is our belief in the natural way of things any different then his belief in a designer. If he wants to believe, let him. I admire the devoutly religious. They are far more dedicated to something I think doesn't exist then I will ever be to something I can prove exists. Kudos to OP for having an opinion, kudos to Infrared for having an opinion. Kudos to the people who believe in opinions.




Kudos for the people who have kudos!!

btw how does one go about getting rid of kudos if they got them from an ex girlfriend?



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 01:23 AM
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Originally posted by fizzy1

Kudos for the people who have kudos!!

btw how does one go about getting rid of kudos if they got them from an ex girlfriend?


Time Machines or Topical Creams!

IRM



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