The Universe and my questions

hello, im a fellow curious wonderer, just like you! humans think they are top-of-the-world-type, but there are so many things we don’t know. so many things we think are impossible, but the universe will tell us we're wrong, to the universe, everything is possible! and maybe, us being a tad close-minded can’t think of the impossible and how that the impossible…might actually be….possible. I'm just a middle schooler but I have a ton of questions like: what are blackholes, really? how do they work and what are they actually made of? what is the universe and how does that work? are we really alone? how did we get so smart and become earth’s most capable species? is god real? what really is a wormhole, how are they made, and how do they work? how can we build a Dyson sphere? what is gravity made out of? why is light so fast? what is energy and what is it made out of? can we harness energy instead of blood to ourselves and make us immortal? why is billie eillish’s voice so good? why do we always die? or do we not die, but actually just…disappear? how was the universe made from nothing? how was the singularity that made our universe appear from nothing? what exactly is nothing then? what really is quantum and how does it work? what is quantum fluctuations? what the heck is quantum field? etc ,etc, etc (I'm running out of time, I have literally been typing this for a hour!! ) so, anyway, I want to find out the answers to all these questions and more that are just floating around in my head, and if any of those lucky ppl who found this note somewhere, down in the comments section, leave a question (or a few hundred), and we’ll solve them together! bye!

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Light is fast because it has absolutely no mass. Then why does light bend near something of great mass(like a star)? It is because relativity describes gravity as a warp or twist or dent-like thing in space(and time) and if space bends, so can light.

Jeff Giff - 4 months, 2 weeks ago

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interesting, I never thought of that

Vinaya s - 4 months, 1 week ago

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Are there parallel universes?

Jeff Giff - 4 months, 2 weeks ago

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ur guess is good as mine

Vinaya s - 4 months, 1 week ago

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No, my friend actually unknowingly answered this for me, she said, “This universe exists, and parallel universes are opposites, and the opposite of existence is nonexistence, so parallel universes are not real.”

The multiverse could be real, though.

Sarah Alam - 4 months, 1 week ago

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Try out One Two Three... Infinity by George Gamov. May help loads :)

Jeff Giff - 4 months, 2 weeks ago

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okay!

Vinaya s - 4 months, 1 week ago

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This article and this one too might help you out! (They don't address all your questions unfortunately :) )

David Stiff - 4 months, 2 weeks ago

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thanks so much !

Vinaya s - 4 months, 1 week ago

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How did we get so smart and become earth’s most capable species?

This a question I had and still can’t answer (helps in my belief in god)

Jason Gomez - 4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Exactly. The very existence of the universe demands a creator. :)

David Stiff - 4 months, 2 weeks ago

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I'm an atheist. I don't believe in gods. (Don't show this to the Olympians...lol)

A Former Brilliant Member - 4 months, 1 week ago

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Your dad will be very displeased

Jason Gomez - 4 months, 1 week ago

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@Jason Gomez Well, my dad irl also doesn't like that I'm an atheist lmao

A Former Brilliant Member - 4 months, 1 week ago

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haha sure

Vinaya s - 4 months, 1 week ago

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how’s annabeth?

Vinaya s - 4 months, 1 week ago

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@Vinaya S I'm not sure I should discuss godly matters with you mortal. Sorry, but the oracle's new prophecy demands it. Bye.

A Former Brilliant Member - 4 months, 1 week ago

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@A Former Brilliant Member Hahahaha! Me? Mortal? Silly Percy.

Vinaya s - 3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Do try out this book:

We Have No Idea -a guide to the unknown universe by Daniel Whiteson & George Cham.
This book includes funny illustrations that are sure to make you laugh and it explains basically everything from particles to the universe! :)

The two books I mentioned in this note helped me a lot with understanding things :)

Jeff Giff - 4 months, 1 week ago

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Here @Agent T :)

Jeff Giff - 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Thanks @Jeff Giff :)

Agent T - 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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The comment was getting thin, so I'm replying here @Sarah Alam

I have no idea about the random scream part, so I am not going to answer that. Yes, the stereotypes do exist, though they're not exactly 'stereotypes'. Here's the list -

Jocks - Sports people. Very into sports.

Preps - Rick kids, very socially aware, and also the 'bullies'.

Cool Kids - My gang. Cool jokesters kinda people. Everyone knows and loves them.

Then there's some middle cliques, like Floaters and stuff, but that usually doesn't exist much. Next is the lower cliques,

Nerds- Very, very smart.

Geeks - Anime or Manga fans

Emo/Goth/Loner - Quiet, don't get out much, always look dark.

Well, that's my high school. You'll see different people give different definitions for these, but this is how it is in our school.

A Former Brilliant Member - 4 months, 1 week ago

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America is so different. In my school, we just have separation with classes. And there really isn’t that much more. I mean, almost everyone ‘hangs out’ with everyone. Some people stay with their close friends mostly, but it’s more mixed. Wow. I think I’d be a floater. And what you said about the preps as bullies, don’t the teachers give them detention? Because in what I’ve seen in movies, the bully never gets detention. Just the victim. Is that myth or material?

Sarah Alam - 4 months, 1 week ago

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Based on how much I know you, I'd say you'd be a Floater who would be accepted in the cool kid faction. Well, the detention thing depends on who the victim is. Usually the nerd and geek factions don't want trouble because there's only like 2-3 of them, since they aren't that socially outgoing. So when a prep or jock (jocks also bully) tangles with a nerd or geek, they usually don't go to teachers. The emo/goth/loner factions are a different case. They battle it out with the jocks or preps, due to which both the bully and victim get detention. Middle cliques and cool kids aren't usually messed with, because there's a lot of them, and because everyone loves them.

A Former Brilliant Member - 4 months, 1 week ago

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@A Former Brilliant Member I would love to see a prep/jock battle it out with a goth/emo/loner. By the way, Is that normally verbal or physical? Emotional... I doubt these types would know how to get into their opponent’s head and hit what is ‘close to home’.

Thanks for clarifying, I hope that you’re telling the truth, because I have heard the most ridiculous things online and from friends, like kinder eggs are illegal, but guns and rifles are perfectly fine. I now know that stereotypes are sort of real in the standard American schools.

Sarah Alam - 4 months, 1 week ago

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@Sarah Alam Trust me, you do not want to be anywhere near that kind of a battle. It's usually something verbal that provokes the other to start a physical fight. Emotional usually doesn't happen because that's one time when all the lower and middle cliques ally with each other. Nobody likes it when you hit close to home. I am telling the truth as far as my school is concerned. It really depends on the school/college also because there's some places none of this exists, some places that are wilder, some that are a bit mellowed down etc.

Yes, online rumors tend to be ridiculous, but the kinder egg and gun thing is true. You can get guns if you're above 18/21 (depends on type of gun) for defense. Kinder eggs don't pass the FDA rule about non-nutritive items so that's why they're banned.

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@A Former Brilliant Member Okay, I understand about the fight bit, and I guess it doesn’t make much sense about the kinder eggs and guns, but I get it. What does FDA stand for?

Sarah Alam - 4 months ago

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@Sarah Alam Food and Drug Administration. You could have just googled that though...

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@A Former Brilliant Member I could have. But I forgot that I’m not in the 1970s anymore. I mean, I’ve never been to the 70s, but I’m sure it was horrible.

Sarah Alam - 4 months ago

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@Sarah Alam lol I can't imagine living before pc's were invented...

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@A Former Brilliant Member I can. I’ve watched enough movies. And I’m sure I could describe it to you. So, it’s fine. ¯_(ツ)_/¯ I mean, if you lived before PCs were invented, you wouldn’t know what you were missing without them. All you’d have to do is do stuff manually. Searching (encyclopaedias), games (arcades... I think), and whatever else you could do. If you timetravelled, though... not a lot of young people would be able to survive. I think that’s gen z or millennials in America. And I mean survive in a metaphorical sense. I personally would survive barely by becoming rich by being a psychic from the future. Then I’d invent the phone early, and I’d become more rich. Then I’d create google, and Microsoft and Amazon, well... I’d hire the people who made those with my psychic wealth.

Sarah Alam - 4 months ago

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@Sarah Alam I'd time travel back to the age of the first humans, give them a ps4 and come back, so that in the current time, gaming industry will have developed much more lol

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@A Former Brilliant Member Well, they’d have to figure out what it was first, you’re really betting on the fact that they’d actually keep a machine from a stranger. And does time work that way? In Avengers: Endgame, they say that you’re not able to change your own timeline, just the others. For example, you go back in time and give your past self a million dollars/pounds. That does not change what is happening to you. Your ‘past self’ is probably going to be living a great life, but you’re life will not change. It’s like you gave the money to a completely different person. If you were to invent a time machine that can change this timeline, tell me.

Sarah Alam - 4 months ago

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@Sarah Alam Time-travel sucks, period.

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@A Former Brilliant Member True, but if you do invent time travel, please go to Stephen Hawking’s time travel party on June 28th, 2009. (Cambridge) He gave the invitations out after the party, to ensure they were real time-travellers. The me who is in that timeline will be so excited. Well, she’ll be excited when she learns about it.

Sarah Alam - 4 months ago

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@Sarah Alam I ever see a time traveling device, I'm gonna kick it. I don't need complications in life lmao

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@A Former Brilliant Member I do! Tell me where it is. I’ve always wanted to leave this life. I have been waiting to go on my quest for ages. I’m not going to give up my chance, even if I die doing it.

Sarah Alam - 4 months ago

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@Sarah Alam Can we please go back to preps and jocks bullying lower cliques?

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@A Former Brilliant Member Okay, if that’s what you want... what if a person was bullied all the time, and then made a time travel machine, and accidentally became his other self’s bully. That would be a great idea for a movie.

Sarah Alam - 4 months ago

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@Sarah Alam What the ?!!?

Jeff Giff - 4 months ago

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@Jeff Giff Mwah hah hah

Jeff Giff - 4 months ago

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@Sarah Alam There are different kinds of time travel shown in sci fi movies and shows. Watch this video.

Aditya Mittal - 4 months ago

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Question: why is the human body so weird?

For example, we have an adrenaline rush, where our pain response just.... shuts off. There is also bones. They fuse together through childhood. Nobody thinks that’s weird? Our heart just goes on and on nonstop, until one day it stops. Our teeth fall out, and grow again. Our eyes can see a spectrum of colours, and the pupils grow and contract when we see light or darkness.

Then there is the question: why are humans so incredibly strange?

I mean, the Arctic exploration. People died of the cold and our solution was to send more people? Wtf?! We make antidotes made from the poison itself (I used to use stinging nettle leafs to heal my friends’ STINGING NETTLE burns in year one) We made a robot sing happy birthday on Mars, just because we could. We can eat all sorts of food that other species cannot. We found a way to make an instant painting of something by clicking a button. (Photos) i could go on, but I’d never finish.

Any thoughts?

Sarah Alam - 4 months, 1 week ago

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we have an adrenaline rush, where our pain response just.... shuts off

When you are the prey and not the predator, this comes handy

There is also bones. They fuse together through childhood

Maybe you want the whole skeletal system to be made of one bone?

Our teeth fall out, and grow again

You get a stronger set, one you couldn’t have previously due to a small mouth (trust me, I had my premolars removed, those roots were bigger than the crown itself, milk teeth didn’t even have any roots in comparison)

Jason Gomez - 4 months, 1 week ago

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It’s useful, but unusual.

Sarah Alam - 4 months, 1 week ago

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@Sarah Alam What do you think is usual then (and also please do mention to which question you have answered this too)

Jason Gomez - 4 months, 1 week ago

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@Jason Gomez I mean, I’m not sure a lot of animals have adrenaline rushes and when aliens come to visit, they're going to find bones fusing together unnormal. Teeth falling out isn’t that strange, but compared to aliens... I did realise that I didn’t specify that I was comparing this all to my idea of aliens or other life species on earth.

Sarah Alam - 4 months, 1 week ago

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@Sarah Alam I will be completely honest, I find thinking strange. Why think so much?!? Animals have the right idea, battle it out and the most powerful gets to be king. We humans are weird and stupid...

A Former Brilliant Member - 4 months, 1 week ago

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@A Former Brilliant Member Right? Animal thoughts: eat, sleep, fight Human thoughts: I wonder what this does... (reaches arm out and presses big, red button labelled DANGER) blows up in their face

Sarah Alam - 4 months, 1 week ago

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@Sarah Alam That should be the most trending meme on the internet lmao

A Former Brilliant Member - 4 months, 1 week ago

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@Sarah Alam You don’t know whether aliens will think it’s strange we can’t detach our hands and legs, and a lot more things you will never able to think about

Jason Gomez - 4 months, 1 week ago

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@Jason Gomez Well, to be honest, I’ve created my own imaginary world down to the last detail. As in, I’ve made my own people in real life and I make them do stuff, like go to the shops and buy fifty kilos of bananas. In my alternate universe, humans are considered to have the strangest abilities in alien standards. For example: maybe the weather is too diverse on this planet for aliens.

Sarah Alam - 4 months, 1 week ago

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@Sarah Alam Well my imagination has to bow down to yours then (unless you are talking about something like minecraft)

Jason Gomez - 4 months, 1 week ago

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@Jason Gomez I’m talking about an alternate reality where I have managed to adapt my timeline (it goes back to the first century) to accommodate books I have read, stories I have made and movie plots in, so none of them really know about each other, except me, who has messed with their timeline and fixed plot holes. Everyone I know is still there, and if I really hate someone, I make a fictional character murder them in cold blood. technically, I am the puppet master, the people are my puppets and the universe is my stage. I’ve been making this since I was nine years old. And every story I think of and every show I watch has somehow earned itself a place in the world. I have also used history, like I gave historical characters backstories and stuff. All the monarchs are the same, and the victors of wars are the same, but I got into their weird secrets. I’m still changing the timeline, it’ll probably never stop. (I’m actually using two universes, one is where realistic happens, and the other is where Harry Potter, and Percy Jackson and the Hunger Games takes place.)

Sarah Alam - 4 months, 1 week ago

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@Sarah Alam Yo wait, I haven’t thought of this at all, really impressive, god that’s a nice hobby, I do make my own fiction in my head, but this level of fiction is unheard of

Jason Gomez - 4 months, 1 week ago

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@Jason Gomez You’re the only person I have told. Unless you’re a robot. I once made a story about robots and tech, where evil aliens try to wipe out humanity, but due to the humans bonding with the robots, the robots fight the evil aliens instead of the humans. I got this idea from a post online, but I went into depth. This takes place in 2062. What can I say? I’m a daydreamer. And most of my stories I create unintentionally, while I’m asleep. My dreams are interesting.

Sarah Alam - 4 months, 1 week ago

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@Sarah Alam Neural network download compl…

Jason Gomez - 4 months, 1 week ago

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@Sarah Alam My dreams, which I can remember, are most of the time facing my worst fears type, definitely interesting, not so interesting when you are in them

Jason Gomez - 4 months, 1 week ago

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@Jason Gomez I don’t know my worst fear. I don’t even know whether I’m afraid of certain things, just wary around them, or disgusted by them.

Sarah Alam - 4 months, 1 week ago

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@Sarah Alam When I was 8 I once made a story where my friends and I were superheroes, and we beat up the bad guys (aka people I didn't like) with our sick powers.

A Former Brilliant Member - 4 months, 1 week ago

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@A Former Brilliant Member When I was eight, I made a story about a prince going to save a fire bird to inherit the kingdom. His father would only step down if he got the princess from the neighbouring kingdom to marry him, to be the prince’s queen and the princess’ father would only give his permission for the marriage if he got a really rare plant from the other kingdom, and the prince tried to steal it, but he was caught and the king there said he would give the plant if he got the fire bird from the cage at the top of a mountain. The prince had to go through a forest, across the sea and up the mountain to get the bird. I remember this because I wrote it down with terrible drawings in a paper book which I made. Yeah, I made complicated stories.

Sarah Alam - 4 months, 1 week ago

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@Sarah Alam I made a story where I was literally god and I smited all the people who got more marks than me in exams. You could say I was childish lmao

A Former Brilliant Member - 4 months, 1 week ago

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@A Former Brilliant Member You should have smited the teachers who gave those kids higher marks than you.

I actually have a question. Is public school in America really as wild as it seems online? Do you actually hear random screams in classes and wonder what’s going on? Do you have stereotypes (jock, prep)? Or is this some ridiculous idea someone made up?

That was three questions.

Sarah Alam - 4 months, 1 week ago

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The image of what we are seeing is formed on the retina and we perceive the colour and intensity of light with the help of rods and cones which are present on the retina(rods perceive light and cones perceive colour). If the rods think that the light is less(or more), they send signal to the brain through nerve fibre(which is made of many neurons). Then the brain sends signal to the smooth muscle fibres in the iris(they surround the pupil) and the pupil expands(or contracts).

Aditya Mittal - 4 months ago

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“why is billie eillish’s voice so good?”

Did nobody else notice this?

Sarah Alam - 4 months ago

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For ‘learning purposes’, I will make the real explanation and a weird explanation.

Real:

She’s a witch in disguise and has taken a potion to make her voice better. It’s not actually singing. She’s hypnotising us. I’m the only one who knows, and she’s coming to get me. Tell who you know and we can save ourselves. The first stage is over: gain fans. The next stage is beginning. She coming.

Weird:

She has been training her voice to fit specific keys and make the sound of her voice follow the tune of the song. Or she uses auto-tune. Both make no sense.

Sarah Alam - 4 months ago

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ooo. I get it now

Vinaya s - 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Because she's the baaad guy

DUH

lmao

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once a demigod, always a demigod

Vinaya s - 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Do ‘Bosom stars(as large as galaxies)’, a new pending possibility of dark matter, exist?

Jeff Giff - 4 months ago

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Stars as large as galaxies? Woah. Coooool. The biggest star I know is Stephenson.

Vinaya s - 2 months, 3 weeks ago

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There’re not literally stars, just a collection of transparent matter that can only conduct gravity :)

Jeff Giff - 2 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Jeff Giff exactly

Vinaya s - 2 months, 1 week ago

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So they will go through normal matter without trouble!

Jeff Giff - 2 months, 3 weeks ago

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NO MORE TIME TRAVEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! @Sarah Alam

☠☠☠☠☠

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Okay, do you want to hear about aliens?

Sarah Alam - 4 months ago

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y u bully me?

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@A Former Brilliant Member What?

Sarah Alam - 4 months ago

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@Sarah Alam It's a meme. You keep talking about stuff we don't know about so I am getting exhausted listening lol

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@Sarah Alam Pls talk about preps and jocks and games and fun (the only things I understand)

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@A Former Brilliant Member Ever played Monopoly?

Sarah Alam - 4 months ago

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@Sarah Alam Yup. Cheaters Edition. Gives me high stress every time I cheat lmao

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@A Former Brilliant Member I hate Pentonville Road. Every time I get it people cheat me lol

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@A Former Brilliant Member Pentonville Road is the light blue one, right? On my monopoly board, (I play the normal and sometimes the anti-Monopoly) the places are British. Monopoly is American. Why don’t you play it with the American places? Isn’t that the original?

Sarah Alam - 4 months ago

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@Sarah Alam What I meant was I have the British one, because I live in the UK. Don’t you live in America?

Sarah Alam - 4 months ago

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@Sarah Alam Yes, but I have the British one because I like it. K, gtg bye.

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@Sarah Alam I prefer British ones. Okay, gotta go, bye.

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Have u ever wondered that

1.how can a collection of non living stuffs form a living being ?

2.About the universe which is yet not explored? And about the undiscovered species in the Pacific Ocean(maybe megaladons are still alive)?

3.Original and my personal fav one: how whatever we are seeing is incomplete because there exists a lot of other dimensions and maybe we don't look like what we think in other dimensions.sad?

4.Even if our whole universe is destroyed ,nobody will give a damn and we are just running an endless race of nothingness and are still having hope on ourselves?lol?

5.What is actually mass and charge how can we calculate it without a reference?

6.Why magnets have two poles even if we break them apart and does the same happen on a microscopic level as well?why?

7.why do ppl get depressed when they can just get a dopamine shot and be fine? Why has nobody ever think of it?

Agent T - 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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I read this in a book: since physicists find no reason for different basic particles like electrons to weigh different, they created the Higgs Boson, which creates a mass field. Since different particles interact with the field differently, it creates mass. This is the ‘inertia mass definition’.

Jeff Giff - 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Ohh it's interesting!

Yeah ,I have heard about Higgs boson too but I don't know much about it:) a lot to discover yet. sigh!

Agent T - 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Of course terms may not be precise because I had to translate it :P

Jeff Giff - 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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I got the essence though:)

Agent T - 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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It’s from the book We have No Idea. I wrote it in a comment here :)

Jeff Giff - 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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CoOoOOOoOlll I'll check it out:D

Agent T - 3 months, 3 weeks ago

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