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Change the laws of physics

What law would you change in physics and why? What would be the consequences of your change?

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Old 6th January 2003, 13:23   #2
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gravity would be a public variable (or at least have a public modification function), independent of mass (it still affects mass, but it is not created by mass/matter), so that I could setGrav(0); my room and play around in the weightlessness (gravity outside my room would remain normal, unless somebody setGrav()'ed it to a different value for whatever reason. The same would apply to the rest of the planet, and the universe, for that matter.
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You mean private to an instance of class, room? So that setGrav is a public function of said class, room. Otherwise it'd just affect the whole universe at the same time.

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wel...if you want to get way down to it, gravity is private to the class "particle," which also has a public setGrav() function, and "room" is a class that extends a class that extends a class [...] that extends particle...so "room" inherits the setGrav() function, which setGrav()'s every particle in the room.
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Speed of light != absolute maximum >> FTL travel, PWNAGE.

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I feel that einstein screwed up when he postulated that the speed of light is the fastest that you can go...perhaps you should change something different?
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What effect would that have on blach holes and the stability of galaxies? I suggest that black holes wouldn't exist thad thus galaxies would not occur.

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Old 6th January 2003, 13:55   #9
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What effect would that have on blach holes and the stability of galaxies? I suggest that black holes wouldn't exist thad thus galaxies would not occur.
I think that since your average peice of matter isn't traveling at > the speed of light anyways, it would still condense into black holes in various spots, or at least end up in orbit around them...really what would happen is instead of having an event horizion, black holes would possess massive discs of swirling matter, the matter closest to the center of the black hole orbiting at an infinite velocity (assuming that there is no max speed whatsoever...if there is then there'd still be an event horizon, it would just be closer to the center of the black hole)...so black holes would be much more visible (perhaps they would need to be called "white holes"), but they would still exist.

Besides, we don't reset time when we change the law, do we? The laws of physics should be hot swappable...I'm not going to wait billions of years for the universe to reboot just so that I can have a zero gravity room...
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Old 6th January 2003, 14:53   #10
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Heisenberg uncertainty !


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Old 6th January 2003, 16:51   #11
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[assuming that scientific laws can be considered universal "laws"] Conservation of Mass. Goodbye, world hunger.

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Old 6th January 2003, 17:01   #12
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Since, we can only experience the speed of light by flicking a switch, who's to say that we are not already traveling at the speed of light? random thought...neway.

I don't think I would want to change any. I would much rather change our perception of those laws.

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Old 6th January 2003, 17:09   #13
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I feel that einstein screwed up when he postulated that the speed of light is the fastest that you can go...perhaps you should change something different?
they have recently exceeded the speed of light in terms of information velocity. It was in the latest "Discover Magazine". Something about wave distortion.
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They're all wrong. I think MrMagick's onto something, what with the changing of perspective and all.

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Old 6th January 2003, 17:57   #15
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Like the Holographic Univese theory?

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I prefer the "Existence is an expression of my inner creativity" theory.

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they have recently exceeded the speed of light in terms of information velocity. It was in the latest "Discover Magazine". Something about wave distortion.
Excuse my lack of knowledge about physics but wouldn't that mean that Einstein was wrong and a lot of rules would have to be rewritten again? Or is it just an "exception" and we'll leave everything how it was?
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Old 6th January 2003, 18:35   #18
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Excuse my lack of knowledge about physics but wouldn't that mean that Einstein was wrong and a lot of rules would have to be rewritten again? Or is it just an "exception" and we'll leave everything how it was?
i'm sorry, what did you say? i was too busy staring at your avatar :P

i think this case is an exception.
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I think it would be quite cool to fly
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try entanglement, epr, tunneling, bohm, non-local on google

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Old 6th January 2003, 18:43   #21
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I always tried to imagine a world without *trying to find the english word* friction (?): we'd all be just sliding around but there would be no more houses because nothing would stick together anymore Without friction, it would be a funny world but would lack certain fun too
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Without friction, sex wouldn't last quite so long.

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I think it would be quite cool to fly
I also think the abbility to live forever is kool aswell!
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Without friction, sex wouldn't last quite so long.
actually without friction sex would last longer. friction is what gives you the pleasure in sex, and without any kind of stimulation, mr. happy can't perform.
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Well, there would still be contact (which is key to pleasure). The contact just wouldn't prevent motion, that is all. The whole principle behind lubricants.

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that's what I meant with "certain fun"
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Well, there would still be contact (which is key to pleasure). The contact just wouldn't prevent motion, that is all. The whole principle behind lubricants.

ok, i'll give you that one.
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Lol... no wonder that physics, the scientific study of bodies in motion, turns to a discussion about sex

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quote:Well, there would still be contact (which is key to pleasure). The contact just wouldn't prevent motion, that is all. The whole principle behind lubricants.
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You wouldn't even get to the girl cause you were unable to walk without friction couldn't grip her either...
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Excuse my lack of knowledge about physics but wouldn't that mean that Einstein was wrong and a lot of rules would have to be rewritten again? Or is it just an "exception" and we'll leave everything how it was?
Einstein came to the conclusion that his theories were not the end all and be all of physics before he died.

There are a ton of "Universal" physics theories floating around out there today. Some are more popular than others (string theory). One of these new theories will probably take precidence over einstien's theories in the near future.

Remember, these are all just theories and it is impossible for us to ever know what the ultimate truth of the matter is. We just have to keep on refining our guess.
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oh no, I shouldn't have started with all that friction stuff (that's me)...sorry, lets chance the topic...

what if water boiled at already 20 degrees? No more swimming and we'd have to look for something else to cook our food in...wait a minute, all of the water in our body would evaporate.... forget that stupid idea, lets stick to the friction topic (jk)

[edit] thank you orgone man, i've finally learned something today because of you (although I went to school today) [/edit]
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Orgone_man thats an intersting avatar you have there!
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you member of the illuminati?
oh oh just noticed I became a senior member /me happy now[offtopic]
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[offtopic] you member of the illuminati?
oh oh just noticed I became a senior member /me happy now[offtopic]
Whats that?
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[offtopic] you member of the illuminati?
oh oh just noticed I became a senior member /me happy now[offtopic]
I wouldn't be aware of it if I were.
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Okay then LOL
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number one, Orgone's avatar looks like the tri-angle from Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon.

Number two, without friction, there can be no contact. Contact IS friction. Without friction, our bodies wouldn't even hold together, it is the friction of atoms bouncing off of eachother that gives us substance. If I go on any longer it may bring some of you to insanity.

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if i could change the laws of physics i would switch of gravity if i have to walk a long way and then i will flot there with minimal effort
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number one, Orgone's avatar looks like the tri-angle from Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon.
I don't agree. I think randmans avatar looks like it (btw I really like his avatar my compliments in case randman is watching us )

I think it more looks like a pyramid with an eye in it...one of the (said to be) symbols of the illuminati (and appearing at the back of a 1$ bill)...but I don't know that much about them so I'll better keep my mouth shut...

I fully agree with number 2!

btw didn't get any e mail from you could you please send it again, maybe you had the address typed in wrong or sth...
it's: Mrs_Mia_Wallace@imabadlittlegirl.com

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number one, Orgone's avatar looks like the tri-angle from Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon.

Number two, without friction, there can be no contact. Contact IS friction. Without friction, our bodies wouldn't even hold together, it is the friction of atoms bouncing off of eachother that gives us substance. If I go on any longer it may bring some of you to insanity.
Yes it does thats just what I thought LOL
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