posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 02:38 PM
Originally posted by sgspecial19
reply to post by 1questioner
Remember, matter cannot be created nor destroyed; not only a scientific law but a universal law too.
This statement is incorrect, matter and energy are the same thing, matter can be effectively destroyed and turned into to energy, it has been
observed, and is a fundamental part of how the universe works and indeed how the sun generates its power.
He is referring to the observables, typically science only observes objects and events in the visible spectrum. We push out to radio, infra red... up
to UV, xray and gamma, though these are less common. The nature of the universe being composed mainly of Dark matter and so called Dark energy
compounds this in that we do perhaps only understand about 4-5% of the composition of the universe, because the rest we have not observed directly
What i find also very interesting is given we know so little, why science funding is so pitiful, and why is the general public's attitude towards
science in general "What shiny new product will this give me, if it doesnt give me something, then it is a waste of time and money" When truth be
told, the research into understanding the universe at its most fundamental, is an extremely cheap venture on the grand scheme of things government
spends money on