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## #1 2007-10-05 21:43:19

espeon
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### Hosepipe

My friend asked me 'I bet you can't prove that the universe isn't a hosepipe'

Do you think you can?

Me too confused >.>

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## #2 2007-10-06 03:04:20

Jai Ganesh
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### Re: Hosepipe

We tend to think that the universe is spherically shaped, or in the least, close to a sphere. This assumption need not necessarily be true. Galaxies are found to be elliptical, spiral and irregular in shape. Although we know that heavenly bodies such as stars, planets, and their satellites are mostly almost spherical in shape, the same cannot be said of the universe as a whole. There is no reason why the universe shouldn't be of the shape of a hose pipe. espeon, your friend clearly wins as proving or disproving the claim is not at all an easy task.

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## #3 2007-10-06 06:24:01

Laterally Speaking
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### Re: Hosepipe

The universe, for all we know, could just be a gigantic hall of mirrors, with all the other galaxies and stars we see being just reflections of us billions of years ago.

"Knowledge is directly proportional to the amount of equipment ruined."
"This woman painted a picture of me; she was clearly a psychopath"

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## #4 2007-10-06 08:49:56

MathsIsFun
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### Re: Hosepipe

I agree ... the difficult part of that question is "prove".

Can you prove that the universe is NOT the shape of a banana?

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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## #5 2007-10-06 09:14:32

shocamefromebay
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### Re: Hosepipe

proving thigns drags all the fun out of life
life would be so much more fun if people published ideas, even if they are exrtemely flawed, just to give that person teh cradit of being creative
and it would also inspire others to be a lot more creaitve also
and besides
proving things is so flawaed
nothing in science can be proven
it can only be not disproven by lots and lots and lots of attempts to do so

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## #6 2007-10-06 09:15:59

Devantè
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### Re: Hosepipe

Can you prove that we all have superpowers?

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## #7 2007-10-06 09:20:21

shocamefromebay
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### Re: Hosepipe

Devantè wrote:

Can you prove that we all have superpowers?

what defines super powers?

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## #8 2007-10-07 17:53:21

Devantè
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### Re: Hosepipe

Or, more importantly;

What defines those who define what defines superpowers?

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## #9 2007-10-08 00:51:27

Zach
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### Re: Hosepipe

I do.

Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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## #10 2007-10-08 01:58:01

mikau
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### Re: Hosepipe

Lol!

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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## #11 2007-10-12 04:07:53

espeon
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### Re: Hosepipe

lol... I just said... It cant be a hosepipe cause otherwise the imense heat would of melted the rubber XD which is why we dont get gigantic blobs of rubber.. but! it might be rain thats the water from the leaks XD

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## #12 2007-10-14 11:22:12

shocamefromebay
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### Re: Hosepipe

espeon wrote:

lol... I just said... It cant be a hosepipe cause otherwise the imense heat would of melted the rubber XD which is why we dont get gigantic blobs of rubber.. but! it might be rain thats the water from the leaks XD

or maybe the hose pipe is so huge that the heat cant reach it to melt it
or taht the water in the hose pipe keeps it from melting

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## #13 2007-10-24 17:45:55

landof+
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### Re: Hosepipe

shocamefromebay wrote:
Devantè wrote:

Can you prove that we all have superpowers?

what defines super powers?

Devantè wrote:

What defines those who define what defines superpowers?

Actually, it all depends on the benchmark, mainly, the border of the two natural orders. If a super dumb alien were to interact with us, it would consider us as 'supernatural' in their language, and in the sense that we are more advanced than them 'naturally' in both languages.

I shall be on leave until I say so...

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## #14 2007-10-24 18:15:21

Devantè
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### Re: Hosepipe

But there has to be a universal definition. I mean, what defines a hero, too? What defines skinny, and what defines fat?

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## #15 2007-10-30 13:04:41

shocamefromebay
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### Re: Hosepipe

landof+ wrote:
shocamefromebay wrote:
Devantè wrote:

Can you prove that we all have superpowers?

what defines super powers?

Devantè wrote:

What defines those who define what defines superpowers?

Actually, it all depends on the benchmark, mainly, the border of the two natural orders. If a super dumb alien were to interact with us, it would consider us as 'supernatural' in their language, and in the sense that we are more advanced than them 'naturally' in both languages.

well actually i believe that supernatural doesn't exist.
this is b/c super natural means beyond what is natural
and what is beyond natural??
i cant think of anything that is beyond natural that also exists...

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## #16 2007-11-08 14:51:42

mason777
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### Re: Hosepipe

that makes no sence space is galaxie after galaxie star after star planet after planet (why do you think its called space) God made space no doubt about it

Man, what a pain...

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## #17 2007-12-02 03:17:09

shocamefromebay
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### Re: Hosepipe

mason777 wrote:

that makes no sence space is galaxie after galaxie star after star planet after planet (why do you think its called space) God made space no doubt about it

It is impossible to verify that "space is galaxie after galaxie star after star planet after planet."

Not everything has the characteristics that its name implies, such as "space," "pencil LEAD," "koala BEAR", and "mince MEAT pie." Just because it is called "space" does not mean anything at all.

It is also impossible to verify that "God made space," and there is "doubt about it."

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## #18 2007-12-05 05:17:40

espeon
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### Re: Hosepipe

lmao

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