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Our Universe May Have Emerged from a Black Hole in a Higher Dimensional Universe

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New research from theoretical physicists at the Perimeter Institute proposes that our universe may have emerged from a black hole in a higher-dimensional universe. The big bang poses a big question: if it was indeed the cataclysm that blasted our universe into existence 13.7 billion years ago
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+Paul Harris FINALLY! After nine attempts, I think I have the answer that I expected you to elude to. You say "proof of God is a leap of faith" 

Thank you for inviting me to have the last word on this topic. I will.... and will happily close comments on the following:

Firstly, having faith in an assertion is NOT evidence for it existing. If you were living your life thinking that you were the reincarnation of Henry VIII, you would probably end up in a mental hospital. So, there is absolutely no difference in your delusion that a god exists and someone who thinks that they are Henry VIII. Asking people to have faith that you are Henry VIII is as delusional as asking people to have faith that your god exists, without providing proof.

Secondly, although you have now said this twice, science is NOT a leap of faith. Science "is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe". Faith, in the context that you are using it in has absolutely nothing to do with the scientific method, and has no bearing on reality or the process of being tested. I think this demonstrated your misunderstanding of the entire concept of building towards better understandings of reality through the use of scientific methods. Faith will not produce these results and will probably have the opposite effect.

Thirdly, you have managed to insult approx half of the human population by in saying "u r displaying the annoying nagging that is an accepted social dogma for women". Not really a good thing to do when trying to prove a point! 

Finally, you continue to call me an idiot, and I find this fascinating. All I have done is ask you to provide your best piece of evidence for the existence of your god, for which you elude to "proof of god is a leap of faith". If I'm to be labelled as an idiot for asking you to provide proof of your claim, then I wonder what label would be appropriate for someone expecting me to believe something on mere faith with a string of meaningless muddled ignorant assertions to try and justify it.

I'll leave you to think about that one ;) 

Live long and prosper Mr Harris.

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A new kind of filling!
 
Damaged tooth, heal thyself!

A team of scientists from Harvard and the University of Nottingham, who’ve come up with a new type of synthetic biomaterial for fillings that is regenerative.

It actually stimulates the growth of stem cells in the pulp, which could repair damage from tooth decay.

There’s lots of fun things you could be doing this weekend, barring unexpected misfortune—like needing an emergency root canal. It’s arguably the most dreaded dental procedure, but if a promising new type of filling pans out, no one need ever suffer through this often-painful process again.
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What else can I say but....Hee heeee! ;)


Pic via http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/8417963.stm

#blasphemy #God #humour
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Saddened to hear of Anton Yelchin's death (Chekov from +Star Trek)
My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

#startrek #rip
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I love this concept!

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The idea of a space elevator to lift us into orbit is one of the oldest concepts in sci-fi, but thanks to the efforts of scientists in Japan, we might soon be seeing this fantastic feat of engineering become a reality at last.
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The beautiful words of Carl Sagan!
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I've always loved this illustration of silly thinking ;)
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Galactic imagery!
 
Galaxy and Planets Beyond Bristlecone Pines
Copyright: Brad Goldpaint (Goldpaint Photography)
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A stunning image of Pluto's surface!

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Sputnik Planum vs. Krun Macula
Image Credit: +NASA, Johns Hopkins Univ./APL, Southwest Research Institute
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap160618.html

Pluto's pitted plains meet rugged highlands in this stunning view. On the left lies a southeastern extent of the bright region still informally known as Sputnik Planum. At right the edge of a dark region, informally Krun Macula, rises some 2.5 kilometers above the icy plains. Along the boundary, connected clusters of large pits form deep valleys, some over 40 kilometers long with shadowy floors. Nitrogen ice is likely responsible for the more reflective plains. The dark red color of the highlands is thought to be from complex compounds called tholins, a product of ultraviolet light induced chemical reactions with methane in Pluto's atmosphere. The enhanced color image includes portions of the highest and second highest resolution image data from the New Horizons July 2015 flyby of the distant world.
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