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Any other fans out there of "Fabric of the Cosmos?"
Self | January 6, 2012 | PJ-Comix

Posted on 01/07/2012 4:45:46 AM PST by PJ-Comix

Are there any other fans of FABRIC OF THE COSMOS out there? I found it to be perhaps the most fascinating science show ever produced. The information in the show is nothing less than stunning and definitely changed my view of the universe. Some of the information is so stunning that it is hard to comprehend. But guess what? Even physicists have a hard time getting their minds around it.

And an oatmeal cookie to the first person who can post who the major backer of this series is.


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: briangreene; physics; stringtheory; universe
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I am really interested in reading comments from folks who saw this show and what they thought of it.
1 posted on 01/07/2012 4:45:53 AM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix
The website

PBS Series FABRIC OF THE COSMOS

I saw one episode and thought it was well done.

2 posted on 01/07/2012 5:06:06 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I’m a big fan of “The Universe” on the history channel so this is probably right up my alley.


3 posted on 01/07/2012 5:15:30 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: cripplecreek; PJ-Comix; SunkenCiv
As Mr. Spock says, “Fascinating...!”
4 posted on 01/07/2012 5:20:10 AM PST by Las Vegas Dave
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To: Pontiac

GUESS who the major underwriter of the series is?


5 posted on 01/07/2012 5:23:38 AM PST by PJ-Comix ("Now I am become Death, destroyer of oysters" ---from the Buffetvad Gita)
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To: Pontiac; All

http://www.history.com/shows/the-universe

Four full episodes, FYI;

http://www.history.com/shows/the-universe/videos/universe-god-and-the-universe#universe-god-and-the-universe

The Universe: God and the Universe (44:15)
Religion has been offering explanations for the universe’s origins throughout history. Has science finally come closer to proving the existence of God or showing that divine intervention didn’t necessarily play a role?


6 posted on 01/07/2012 5:26:52 AM PST by Las Vegas Dave
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To: Pontiac

Thanx for the link. I think I am going to watch the whole series over again later. Some of the stuff I probably need to watch several times in order to wrap my mind around it. Hard to absorb it all in the first viewing.


7 posted on 01/07/2012 5:27:47 AM PST by PJ-Comix ("Now I am become Death, destroyer of oysters" ---from the Buffetvad Gita)
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8 posted on 01/07/2012 5:34:52 AM PST by Las Vegas Dave
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To: Charles Henrickson; bcsco; franksolich

It turns out that the DUmmies might actually be right about Alternate Universes. I wonder in how many of the Alternate Universes that Al Gore became president?


9 posted on 01/07/2012 5:35:05 AM PST by PJ-Comix ("Now I am become Death, destroyer of oysters" ---from the Buffetvad Gita)
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To: PJ-Comix

You might like these too.

http://www.malcolmgin.com/blog/2008/10/07/caltech-the-mechanical-universe-series-on-google-video/

I haven’t seen Fabric of the Cosmos yet, but will now watch it because of your post. Thanks!


10 posted on 01/07/2012 5:48:54 AM PST by mreerm
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The idea of alternate universes isn’t new. There was talk in the scientific community back when I was a kid. I don’t put a whole lot of stock in “man’s” understanding when it gets into the theoretical.


11 posted on 01/07/2012 5:51:13 AM PST by bcsco
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To: Las Vegas Dave

You act as if both(faith and science) can not coexist. They must! It’s Ono when one side denigrates the other, that there is a problem. Science is supposed to provide the facts, the end user is the one responsible for the placement of those facts in the larger scheme of things.


12 posted on 01/07/2012 5:54:11 AM PST by SengirV
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To: PJ-Comix

No idea


13 posted on 01/07/2012 5:54:21 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: PJ-Comix

The book of that title, by Brian Greene, is excellent.


14 posted on 01/07/2012 5:58:15 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: PJ-Comix

David H. Koch!


15 posted on 01/07/2012 6:04:06 AM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: SengirV
I copy and pasted the episode information, it is not necessarily my opinion.
16 posted on 01/07/2012 6:17:36 AM PST by Las Vegas Dave
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To: Excellence

An oatmeal cookie is on the way. BTW, I laughed when I saw who the major underwriter of the series was. According to the DUmmies, the most EVIL person in the Cosmos.


17 posted on 01/07/2012 6:27:21 AM PST by PJ-Comix ("Now I am become Death, destroyer of oysters" ---from the Buffetvad Gita)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

You act as if both(faith and science) can not coexist. They must! It’s Ono when one side denigrates the other, that there is a problem. Science is supposed to provide the facts, the end user is the one responsible for the placement of those facts in the larger scheme of being.


18 posted on 01/07/2012 6:28:16 AM PST by SengirV
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To: bcsco

I think the main reason (and I might be wrong) for the theory on the alternate universes is that if the force of gravity was just a small fraction greater or less than what it is then the universe couldn’t exist. Therefore our alternate universe won the crapshoot of many universes. What is truly astounding is if we were the only universe and very conveniently had EXACTLY the correct gravitational force that ensures the existence of this universe.


19 posted on 01/07/2012 6:31:19 AM PST by PJ-Comix ("Now I am become Death, destroyer of oysters" ---from the Buffetvad Gita)
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To: Cboldt

String theory is an attempt to tie everything together.


20 posted on 01/07/2012 6:42:56 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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