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RE: RE: I Disagree With This Guy

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Posted by Michael Wright on March 18, 2000 06:22:40 UTC

ok here goes... first an analogy.
This is given: you are an ant so short you
are two-dimensional. You live on an orange.
Light only hits the orange at a right angle
so you can`t look "up" or what would be called up
if you were a 3-dimensional being. you can
search every square centimeter of the orange
and still not find an edge. Therefore your
"universe" would be unbounded, meaning there`s
no edges. If you some way of setting footprints,
your "universe" is unbounded but finite. This is
one possibility of our universe. There are others
but it would be very difficult to explain. I am only
17 but i am going to major in physics/astronomy next
year at University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana,
and I know my stuff, so to speak. Your argument about
aliens being here and other stuff is just, no offence,
jibberish. If you still have a quesiton about the "edges"
of the universe, I recommend that you obtain a copy of
Michael A. Seed`s "Horizons: Exploring our Universe."
It helped me to understand many difficult concepts of
astrophysics.

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