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    I love science! I love reading about it, watching programs about it on TV, talking about it, and doing experiments. Anyone else as big a science nerd as I am? My specialties are astronomy, biology and geology (paeleontology is a combination of the last two.)

    I like talking about evolution, the different cosmic bodies in space and how they interact, the weather systems of other planets, the beginning and end of the universe, how natural disasters affect the Earth, weather phenomena, global climate destabilization, forensics, animal and plant metabolism (to a certain degree,) the commonalities between different organisms, how features on the Earth tell you about what happened in the past, how the atmosphere produces such varied climates and weather systems, why Pluto is no longer a planet, theoretical physics, the forensics of crime scenes, ANYTHING ABOUT DINOSAURS, and others stuff.

    Anyone wanna talk some science?
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    I'm taking a masters degree in chemical engeneering. If you want to talk about chemistry I'm interested. But not now, cause it's 2am here in Portugal and I'm going to bed.

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    Sure. Talk science to me, baby.
    Whoa, self. Keep it together.

    Do you believe in time travel? My fave scientist, Michio Kaku sure does. Furthermore, do you think that the ancient Anasazi pepple could have come from the Sirius system and lived underground for a while, as their legends say? I, for one, do. Their gods, the ant people, supposedly helped them. These ant people bear similarity to several other things, like astronauts and other gods in faraway cultures. Any thoughts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Godxilla View Post
    Sure. Talk science to me, baby.
    Whoa, self. Keep it together.

    Do you believe in time travel? My fave scientist, Michio Kaku sure does. Furthermore, do you think that the ancient Anasazi pepple could have come from the Sirius system and lived underground for a while, as their legends say? I, for one, do. Their gods, the ant people, supposedly helped them. These ant people bear similarity to several other things, like astronauts and other gods in faraway cultures. Any thoughts.
    I only know a bit about the Anasazi. I forget most of what I learned. I'm a huge fan of Michio Kaku! I don't doubt that time travel is possible, but I don't think you can go back in time. Like traveling at nearly the speed of light can make time pass slower for you compared to others would sort of propel you forward in time, but backwards has a lot more complications.
    It brings the need to discuss all sorts of self-correcting paradoxes with it. Like would the laws of the universe keep you from creating a time travel paradox?

    Sapo, does chemical engineering also include the genetic engineering of animals? I've seen TV programs about reactivating long dormant genes in birds and tweeking existing genes' on/off switches to recreate a dinosaur-like bird. Not a true dinosaur, of course. But they talked about switching the feather gene to make scales on the body like on the legs, adding vertebrae to the tail, reactivating genes to grow teeth and others to make the arms longer and less wing-like.
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    So then, if one goes forward in time, is there no going back? Because a return to present day (of the traveler) is back in time for the others and the current placement of the traveler. I wonder if it might be like "A Christmas Carol", where people can watch, but not interact. Or perhaps one can interact. Say that Jimmy goes back in time and shoots his mother (either on accident or on purpose). Well, perhaps and alternate universe would take over and Jimmy would have never been born. Or perhaps Jimmy would see it, but in reality, it never happened. For example, I could shoot Manuel Noriega in a game, but in real life, he would remain alive, in jail, in France. Perhaps the future would appear as a matrix, or a mask around what's really happening. Or perhaps it is like a game, where whatever a person does, once the game is over, the data is reset to default. Any thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Godxilla View Post
    So then, if one goes forward in time, is there no going back? Because a return to present day (of the traveler) is back in time for the others and the current placement of the traveler. I wonder if it might be like "A Christmas Carol", where people can watch, but not interact. Or perhaps one can interact. Say that Jimmy goes back in time and shoots his mother (either on accident or on purpose). Well, perhaps and alternate universe would take over and Jimmy would have never been born. Or perhaps Jimmy would see it, but in reality, it never happened. For example, I could shoot Manuel Noriega in a game, but in real life, he would remain alive, in jail, in France. Perhaps the future would appear as a matrix, or a mask around what's really happening. Or perhaps it is like a game, where whatever a person does, once the game is over, the data is reset to default. Any thoughts?
    In the way I discussed with the speeding up of time rates to pass differently, the outsider will not have traveled back in time, they will have also gone forward. Both parties experience their passage of time the same way, they feel it has stayed the same. However, In fact, the outsider will have traveled forward more, meaning more time has passed for them. Less time would have passed for the traveler, making it seem like they traveled forward in time. None of this breaks any of the currently known laws of physics, we just don' t have the technology to travel around a black hole to experience the time-warping effects of its gravity, or to travel so fast that this time rate alternation occurs.

    The alternate universes and spontaneous branching off of such universe seems like the only plausible defense against time travel paradoxes to me. At least, for now, it does.

    Star Ocean: till the end of time made me think about that seriously. The data thing. One of the laws of the universe is information is never lost. That does sound an awful lot like a computer, doesn't it? I mean, to a certain extent.

    We can take this to a PM if we really want to delve into the nitty gritty of this topic.
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    Why leave this to PM? After all, others need to be enlightened.

    I have heard of one man who is in the future. He's a cosmonaut (Russian astronaut), and he has spent so much time in space, he is actually a second or so in the future. He should go into boxing. He'd never get hit, because he'd see the punches before they're thrown and get out of the way. I tell you, it must be cool.

    But then, he's not in the future. Or is he? Is his body here and his mind elsewhere? Or does he feel things before they happen to him? That must be exceedingly odd.
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    We could leave it here. I just wish there were a science section on the forum. I suppose we can talk about it here until another topic comes up. I meant that I did not want to confuse people but that would only happen if we are discussing more than one topic at a time.

    That cosmonaut doesn't see into the future. Earth's gravity is what slows the passage of time on the surface. This is why satellite clocks have to be readjusted several times a day and why your GPS system may think you are miles away from where you actually are. That cosmonaut is just a fraction of a second younger than he would have been if he had been on the planet's surface instead of being in space all that time.
    Once he is back on the surface, he experiences time just the same as the rest of us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by "Melyssa K" Kennedy View Post
    We could leave it here. I just wish there were a science section on the forum. I suppose we can talk about it here until another topic comes up. I meant that I did not want to confuse people but that would only happen if we are discussing more than one topic at a time.

    That cosmonaut doesn't see into the future. Earth's gravity is what slows the passage of time on the surface. This is why satellite clocks have to be readjusted several times a day and why your GPS system may think you are miles away from where you actually are. That cosmonaut is just a fraction of a second younger than he would have been if he had been on the planet's surface instead of being in space all that time.
    Once he is back on the surface, he experiences time just the same as the rest of us.
    Aargh! Dammit! I thought that perhaps one might be able to gain a little edge if they stayed in space long enough. Hmm. Okay. What you said makes sense to me, but also, I realize it might be a bit out of my league.
    What do you think about teleportation? It is possible, as I've heard about scientists who moved a small particle from A to B, worhout ever going in between. And teleportation happens in atoms all the time, as electrons move from shell to shell without going in between. But could teleportation occur with people, or even small animals? I would think that if it is possible, we might have figured it out, even if we never did it. Or perhaps, is the Bermuda Triangle a teleporter? It has a counterpart in the Pacific called the Dragon's Triangle; perhaps they are connected. Or perhaps they are vortices, where anomalies enter our world from theirs. Does this make sense to you?
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