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  1. thats fascinating could it be possible that the faster rate at which things are expanding, is a natural result of the fact that the universe is simply bigger now than it was before? or is it moving even faster still?
  2. those are USB 1 connections, you might want something faster than that
  3. wow iv learned a lot in those two answers. I didnt realise that dark matter and dark energy were two different things incidentally, how do we know that the expansion is increasing? and how is it increasing exactly? I always thought it was increasing at a steady rate, but naturally that would mean the farther something is away, the faster it would move away simply because the space in between is expanding. is that it? or am i to believe that things are expanding faster than they used to? as in, lets say you had two galaxies a certain distance from one another. would they move away from eachother at a faster rate now than they would have a billion years ago?
  4. meaning that it was invented to explain the expanding universe, rather than because we detected it or "saw" it or otherwise proved it to be there. thats what i meant, with the question. reviving an old thread here, but thought i would clarify what i meant there.
  5. thanks for your response ok, very layman question here, (and i do apologise if these questions appear nonsensical to those of you who study the subject), but it would clear a lot up for me. if you bumped into dark matter would you feel it? or would you pass through it without feeling anything? and one more, if there was dark matter in front of regular matter, would it obscure the light coming from it? or would we see right through the dark matter as tough it was invisible?
  6. is dark matter nothing more than a wildcard thrown in to a mathematical equation to make the equation work? what evidence do we have for it other than that? will we ever be able to see it? what do you ( or scientists) think it is exacly?
  7. really? but dont humans still need to compete against eachother for natural selection? it may be a slow process, but over time would have some effects. it must have been a factor in our evolution up to this point aswell im sure
  8. just wondering, is it possible to predict evolution of a particular species? if we know the evolutionary history of that species and are aware of the factors that contributed to it. can scientists make accurate assumptions about the future of a species? for example, is it possible to predict the next stages in human evolution?
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    exactly. arguably what you see is exactly what you would expect to see if they were hallucinating, making it up etc. I will look for it here at 8:11 he makes the point. yes it is assuming that the god cares what we think and wants us to follow him etc. but that is what the claim generally is.
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    you are missing the point. the god may or may not want to provide a consistent message, but if they did, it would make for very strong evidence of their existence. The fact that they don't, places the probability for their existence, far lower than the probability that a given individual who claims to have been visited by a god is hallucinating.
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    Dr Richard carrier has made that point. perhaps absolute proof is not obtainable, you can only work with probability, it weakens the case for each of those gods considerably. It would help if he did
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    There are those who say you can disprove god. for example, different religions throughout history have been based upon revelations from a god or gods, however the revelations and the religions that stem from them seldom have much in common with one another. If this god had been real then we might see cases where the god was consistently saying the same things to these people regardless of their place in history or geography, but that isn't what we see.
  13. Is it possible that an extremely large comet or other such object could hit earth suddenly with little warning ? or is this something we would expect scientists to know about years /decades /centuries in advance? how much advance warning would we expect to have ? And how big and fast would it have to be to be catastrophic for human life ?
  14. im not sure which of the two sections it belongs in. thanks for your response
  15. ok, heres a question that id like to ask those of you more knowledgable than me. Is the existence of space somehow linked to the existence of matter? could the space still exist if the matter was not there?
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