reply to post by Kashai
Wow, I had no idea my off the wall remarks would elicite such ire. Please, Kashai, try to lighten up a little. My intent was certainly not to belittle
you or make light of your questions and the scenario you presented. I meant no harm and nothing personal. I guess I just did a poor job of expressing
myself - wouldn't be the first time.
I admit that as I was reading the back and forth going on I couldn't help but get the impression that there was a communications problem, and it
seemed things were going in circles and not progressing toward a solution. It was that impression that lead to my apparently offensive remarks. It had
nothing to do with the substance of your inquiry, though. Frankly, I don't have an intelligent answer to your questions. I guess the 11 supermassive
blackholes in such close proximity kind of blew my mind. It's certainly not a situation I can casually, or meaningfully, comprehend. I'm curious to
follow the thread as it develops, though, and see if others are able to shed some light on your issues.
Lastly, and not that it really matters that much, but for future reference, and to clear up a couple emotional snap judgements that you made about me,
having absolutely nothing to back it up,
- First, I'm anything but religous. I never have been and never will be. I think it's a crutch many people use because the finality of death scares
the hell out of them so much they just can't accept the idea.
- I admit I do not have an advanced degree in physics. I do belong to a number of physics forums around the net, however, have read a considerable
amount, and it fascinates me a great deal. I try to follow developments as time allows. I have great respect for the many towering geniuses that have
brought our quest for the truth to this point. Be that as it may, I also believe that the level of our knowledge/understanding is quite primitive at
best. And I also have serious doubts about humanity's ability to ever come even close to truly understanding the fundamental nature of our existence,
or the mechanics behind it. Never the less, our curiosity and pursuit of knowledge is one of our few noble qualities as a species and must never be
- Though I don't have an advanced degree in physics, I'm not a total, blithering idiot either. At least not all the time. I do, however, have a
degree in mathematics from UCLA and have worked for many years as a software system engineer and developer. That may not meet your lofty standards,
but at least it keeps me employed.
Good luck with your quest...