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  1. #1 Please stop saying that during the inflation period the universe expanded faster than light. Just please 
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    That doesn't make any sense.


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    Trolling again you really are a sad, laughable, inadequate moron aren't you?


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    Common sense is neither.
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    I've posted this before, but it's apt for the OP.
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    @PhDemon what I said is pretty much correct, right? There isn't a speed for the expansion of the Universe. Rather, there is a rate. If space itself is expanding, and speed is distance/time, then it doesn't make sense to say that space itself has a speed/velocity

    Physics is already too confusing for most people, and when you tell them it is possible to go faster than light, things get even more complicated
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    Quote Originally Posted by YellowKazooie8 View Post
    That doesn't make any sense.
    For once, I agree with you.
    Without wishing to overstate my case, everything in the observable universe definitely has its origins in Northamptonshire -- Alan Moore
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    Quote Originally Posted by YellowKazooie8 View Post
    @PhDemon what I said is pretty much correct, right?
    No.

    There isn't a speed for the expansion of the Universe. Rather, there is a rate.
    Er, right... usually the rate is per unit time. However, a rate of change can be specified per unit time, or per unit of length or mass or another quantity.
    Speed IS a rate.

    Physics is already too confusing for most people, and when you tell them it is possible to go faster than light, things get even more complicated
    Apparently it's too confusing for you.
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    Sorry, but yk8 is absolutely right. Expansion is a proportional increase in distance. Therefore the "speed of expansion" depends on how far apart the points are that you are considering. Even now, there are galaxies moving away from us faster than the speed of light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange View Post
    Sorry, but yk8 is absolutely right. Expansion is a proportional increase in distance. Therefore the "speed of expansion" depends on how far apart the points are that you are considering. Even now, there are galaxies moving away from us faster than the speed of light.
    Meaning that speed/ rate depends on where you measure it from.
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    My bad, I read the OP without reading the thread title and assumed based on past form he was trolling. The guy is still a tit and a troll though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
    Meaning that speed/ rate depends on where you measure it from.
    Exactly. So you cannot describe expansion, even in the inflationary period, in terms of a speed.
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