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Old 08-22-2011, 02:19 PM   #207
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Originally Posted by i_ween View Post
^^ interesting. I've been watching the trend away from the big bang for a few years now. Personally, I have always been suspicious of it. It just doesn't make any logical sense. All of this from nothing?

It's like how string theory is displacing point-particle physics. At least a string has some mass. A zed-point-particle has no mass. How do you base all of physics off a massless point? Makes no sense.
But does saying that a string is a fundamental building block make any more sense? "Sorry, this is it, a string is a string and it isn't made of anything smaller than itself". The analogy I've read is "asking what a string is made of is like asking what a letter is made of, nothing. Paragraphs are sentences, sentences are words, and words are letters; there is nothing smaller"


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