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Q: Hiking the Milky Way ( No Answer,   8 Comments )
Subject: Hiking the Milky Way
Category: Science > Astronomy
Asked by: timespacette-ga
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Posted: 14 May 2006 23:38 PDT
Expires: 13 Jun 2006 23:38 PDT
Question ID: 728871
Cosmologist Brian Swimme supports the theory that the Big Bang occured
not in one location, but that it was 'omni-centric'.

Doesn't that mean that everything that the Big Bang gave rise to is
also omni-centric?

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Hiking the Milky Way
From: probonopublico-ga on 14 May 2006 23:49 PDT
Surely, the best person to answer this is Omnivorous-ga.

Are you still up there in Oregon, Omni?

Or have you landed?
Subject: Re: Hiking the Milky Way
From: jack_of_few_trades-ga on 15 May 2006 05:02 PDT
If the Bang was omni centric then those expanding centers would at
some point collide with eachother.  It would be quite an event as
worlds collided (black holes perhaps?).

On another note, even if there were multiple centers (lets say 100 for
a random figure) then the 100 centers would have 1 measureable middle
which would in fact be the center of the universe.  The only way this
would not be the case is if there were infinite centers.
Subject: Re: Hiking the Milky Way
From: pinkfreud-ga on 15 May 2006 10:33 PDT
I once read an employment history written by a young woman who said
she had attended 'Cosmology School,' where she specialized in
permanent waves. Upon further examination of the context, I was
relatively certain that she meant 'Cosmetology.' But the 'permanent
wave' thing stayed in my mind as a neat-o cosmological concept.
Subject: Re: Hiking the Milky Way
From: mikewa-ga on 16 May 2006 08:15 PDT
I don't think omnicentric means multiple sources, but rather that anyy
observer would see themselves at being at the center
Subject: Re: Hiking the Milky Way
From: kottekoe-ga on 16 May 2006 20:20 PDT
Mikewa is correct, there is no center to the expansion. Omnicentric is
the standard view. It happens uniformly throughout space. That is why
the recession velocity is proportional to distance (Hubble Law). The
standard analogy is to a loaf of raisin bread rising. The further a
raisin is away from your raisin, the faster it is moving away from
Subject: Re: Hiking the Milky Way
From: timespacette-ga on 17 May 2006 16:22 PDT
cute, Pink, that's funny ...  I can just see it ...

jack-of-few said:

"The only way this would not be the case is if there were infinite
centers."   sounds good to me

I'm just fascinated with the idea of 'omni' which comes from 'omnis'
which means 'all'.

All, is like ALL!  As in nothing that is not . . .

lately been reflecting on the notion that the universe we observe is a
reflection of our own consciousness, and if this is true then we are
each the center of our own universe

which raises questions about narcissism

you know?

**note: Bryan, re: omnivorous-ga        don't know if he's into this
kind of thing, you know?  I mean it's beyond the stratosphere and all,
and besides his name may just refer to his dietary predelictions, for
all we know . . . or, it may allude to his insatiable quest for
understanding, and perhaps he'll chime in

with a little luck

Subject: Re: Hiking the Milky Way
From: i_know_everything-ga on 02 Aug 2006 13:26 PDT
I disagree. The universe does not have a center in 4D spacetime. It
was an explosion of space [helps to visualize] that's like a 5D ball.
Try the famous thing with the balloon with the dots and you'll see
Subject: Re: Hiking the Milky Way
From: eestudent-ga on 07 Aug 2006 21:43 PDT
The dots on the baloon, however are sixth-dimensional. The material
that they are made of is a one-dimensional string. Visualize that!

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