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Do you know what will happen to the Earth in the future?

 
 
neologist
 
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Reply Tue 28 Apr, 2015 08:10 pm
@GoodNews2015,
Setanta never insults. He merely corrects with emphasis.
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HesDeltanCaptain
 
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Reply Sun 16 Aug, 2015 07:34 am
@GoodNews2015,
Nothing in creation exists forever. Earth had a beginning, and will have an end. Whether when the Sun enters its red-giant phases and the Earth literally resides within a star (being broiled,) or when Andromeda galaxy and Milky Way 'merge,') or as soon as 2029 or 2036 when a great big honking rock called Apophis gets here.

Ever organism eventually dies. Ever star exhausts its fuel and goes dark and cold. And over a trillion years hence, the universe itself will have made the last star, the last star will die, and the universe on the whole will be dark and near Absolute Zero for the rest of time. Universe may not be lifeless then, but whatever survives will be unlike anything we can imagine at this point.
Smileyrius
 
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Reply Sun 16 Aug, 2015 04:15 pm
@HesDeltanCaptain,
the second you use the word creation, you then have to factor in all sorts of creator related clauses. You're safer using a term such as, nothing we know of, or nothing in the universe exists forever. Even still, the term "nothing" is an absolute, and using it suggests that you know all things, I feel I am set up to be impressed or disappointed Smile
neologist
 
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Reply Sun 16 Aug, 2015 09:33 pm
@Smileyrius,
That's a problem with cosmic prognosis.
You just can't set your watch by it.
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HesDeltanCaptain
 
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Reply Mon 17 Aug, 2015 04:24 am
@Smileyrius,
The universe was created. The big bang happened to be sure. What or who created the big bang is an open question, but not that creation occured.
fresco
 
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Reply Mon 17 Aug, 2015 07:28 am
@HesDeltanCaptain,
What's the purpose of this post ? It is not a reply to Smileyrius who correctly pointed out that the word 'creation' has anthropomorphic connections with 'a creative agent'. Perhaps the word 'emergence' would be a much more useful and neutral noun to describe the appearance of what humans see as complex structures and systems.
And btw nor is the Big Bang model undisputed. See for example Big Bounce.
neologist
 
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Reply Mon 17 Aug, 2015 10:30 am
@fresco,
Delta operates on a sublime level incomprehensible to us.
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HesDeltanCaptain
 
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Reply Tue 18 Aug, 2015 06:56 am
@fresco,
When you strike a match, flame is created. The reason it's created is two chemicals reacting with each other. But this mundane explanation doesn't alter the fact that something, flame, was created.

For the same reason, though the big bang is an event resulting in the universe beginning, something caused the event to occur. Thus the universe was crerated...by the big bang event.
neologist
 
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Reply Tue 18 Aug, 2015 08:37 am
@HesDeltanCaptain,
HesDeltanCaptain wrote:
When you strike a match, flame is created. . .
You don't get it, do you? If you wish to remove the personal connection, you would have to say "When a match is struck, flame occurs." Words have meanings.
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