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  1. #1 Would it be true to say...... 
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    Hello everyone, I'm Dan

    I'm pretty hopeless at science really,...but that doesn't stop me from wondering!

    So, would it be true to say that the whole universe is, in its simplist terms, *just the exchange of energy from one state to another? if not, then what?

    *couldn't think of another word!

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    Well you could describe it that way. But you'd be leaving out most of the good bits.

    The simplest explanation I can think of would involve the four fundamental forces. In theory, from those laws and mathematics you could construct an understanding of the entire universe from first principles.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dannny
    Hello everyone, I'm Dan

    I'm pretty hopeless at science really,...but that doesn't stop me from wondering!

    So, would it be true to say that the whole universe is, in its simplist terms, *just the exchange of energy from one state to another? if not, then what?

    *couldn't think of another word!

    Dan
    There are actually quite a few ways. One way is the way you stated, where energy and time are conjugates of each other. On a Wheeler-De Witt equation, it seems that from a cosmological viewpoint of the universe , is found to be non-changing and is in frozen state.

    You could also say the universe is but the world we see around us, a purely solisistic nature of physics where the mind has, the ultimate experience, and thus an absolute meaning to reality at large. So this way the Observer Effect of QM is served a purpose of existance from special relative laws.

    So indeed, there are many ways to view the universe. Maybe the best way of all is simply to view it like an atom, a direct consequence, and hypothesis of Stephen Hawking who created the concept of ''Quantum-Cosmology.''
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