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Subject: Re: What Libs Think Will Happen With Gun Control Date: 1/29/2013 7:54 PM
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HEre's back up for WARRL's post


CC:"I think I'm going to start rebutting telegraph's "godthingy" with "nothing goes poof." It's about as intelligent."

warrl:"But the best science currently going says that yes, something DOES go poof. Come into existence out of nothing. Quite regularly. So your statement is false. "

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"Many physicists now believe that the universe arose out of nothingness during the Big Bang which means that nothing must have somehow turned into something. How could that be possible?

Due to the weirdness of quantum mechanics, nothing transforms into something all the time. Heisenberg's uncertainty principle states that a system can never have precisely zero energy and since energy and mass are equivalent, pairs of particles can form spontaneously as long as they annihilate one another very quickly.

The less energy such a system has, the longer it can stick around. Thanks to gravity – the only force that always attracts – the net energy balance of the universe may be as close to zero as you can get. This makes its lifespan of almost 14 billion years plausible.

If you take inflation into account, which physicists think caused rapid expansion in the early universe, we begin to see why MIT physicist Alan Guth calls the universe the "ultimate free lunch.""


http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/07/how-the-unive...

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