Olbers' Paradox

2 years, 7 months ago

Are you familiar with Olbers paradox?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olbers%27_paradox

(Title edited and link fixed by mod, @alexishungry)

December 27, 2012 at 8:29 am
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Profile photo of Steven Steven (40) (@steven) 2 years, 7 months ago ago

What specifically is your point?

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Profile photo of karski karski (3) (@piekar93) 2 years, 7 months ago ago

It’s definitely fun to think about but, in order for this to work the universe would have to be static. The dopler effect proves that we live in a non-static universe that is expanding.

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Profile photo of DaJetPlane DaJetPlane (990)M (@lytning91) 2 years, 7 months ago ago

@drunkmonkmeth, so that link….it doesn’t work

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olbers%27_paradox (maybe this one will…I use Firefox so maybe it just doesn’t work for me)

Anyway, I wasn’t familiar with it but I find the concept interesting. That said, there’s simply too many extraneous variables for me to tip my hat to either of these two takes as being more legitimate.

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Profile photo of Taylor Little Taylor Little (71) (@tlrlittle) 2 years, 7 months ago ago

I think you’ll appreciate this if you haven’t already seen it

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Profile photo of Taylor Little Taylor Little (71) (@tlrlittle) 2 years, 7 months ago ago

This one is specifically about olber’s paradox

Also this really informative video done by minute physics as to why the sky is dark

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Profile photo of 1.61803399 1.61803399 (245) (@drunkmonkmeth) 2 years, 7 months ago ago

@steven, are you?

bump

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Profile photo of Cirdan Cirdan (2) (@cirdan) 2 years, 7 months ago ago

This is pretty interesting, thanks for sharing.

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Profile photo of Goglosh Goglosh (27) (@goglosh) 2 years, 7 months ago ago

Yeah. Stars are not evenly distributed throughout the universe. It’s more like in Mandelbrot’s solution: they’re distributed fractally, in galaxies. That’s why we see the milky way. Anyway if you want fun paradoxes try the time travel paradoxes or this one:
You’re with a guy who can see the future. He has 2 boxes, and knows which one you’re going to pick, so he puts 1000 dlls in the other box. Simple, right? now change the boxes for crystal jars. I leave the rest to you

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