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Video: Simulating the Universe With NASA's Supercomputers

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RaymondBeasleyy
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RaymondBeasleyy   1/16/2014 7:21:02 AM
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It has only taken 1000 years for science to finally catch up with what the ancient Mayan .. Wait until science realize you can travel those cosmic strands to other galaxies much faster that the speed of light .

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Elizabeth M   9/10/2013 5:00:28 AM
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Yes, Ann! Nice to meet another one. :) I think it's important as humans to have an open mind but as journalists I think to be open to all possibilities in many aspects of life is also a good quality. And especially as science and technology journalists who are faced with logical experimentation in the work we cover but also have the responsibility to look at this research from different angles and not have too narrow a view. I am sure there are more of us out there. :)

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Ann R. Thryft   9/9/2013 12:54:52 PM
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Elizabeth, sounds like you are a kindred spirit, at least in this department.

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Elizabeth M   9/9/2013 4:15:20 AM
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Yes, Ann, I feel exactly the same way. There is room to be both scientifically minded and spiritually minded if one feels so inclined to be that way. Or you can choose one or the other if that's your thing. Personally, I try to keep my mind open as possible for "both science and other ways of observing," as you put it...sounds like you are the same!

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Ann R. Thryft   9/5/2013 12:03:14 PM
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Glad you liked it, Elizabeth. My universe has room for both science and other ways of observing. I try not to combine them or get them mixed up. I like your phrasing "miracles don't occur in machines."

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Elizabeth M   9/5/2013 4:38:29 AM
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That is a great cartoon to exemplify this idea, Ann! I am not a religious person but while I think there are perhaps things in the human world that may be explained that way, when it comes to science, things are a bit more definitive. miracles don't occur in machines, and robots are machines. Let's not forget that!

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Ann R. Thryft   9/4/2013 1:20:50 PM
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Thanks for the vote of confidence, Elizabeth. I've been reading sci-fi since I was 11, and have read the major works that assume robots can somehow acquire self-awareness, or even that it's inevitable that they somehow must acquire it. While these were extremely entertaining, when this assumption is made outside the context of sci-fi it reminds me a bit of the famous "then a miracle occurs" S. Harris cartoon about the scientist's formula for the origin of the universe, which you can see here: http://www.sciencecartoonsplus.com/pages/gallery.php

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Elizabeth M   9/4/2013 6:54:34 AM
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Really well put, Ann. All this debate over whether robots will actually be human can be a bit frustrating sometimes. There are always things that will separate us--chief among them this self awareness you describe so well. I don't think even the most sophisticated engineering feat every achieved can replicate that and the absolute depth and complexity of human emotions and motivations. Quite an interesting debate, though!

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shehan   8/31/2013 12:17:00 PM
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@ttemple- I too agree that they should have reduced the border. It would have been alright if an ordinary small company has those monitors but being NASA it doesn't fit. 

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shehan   8/31/2013 12:15:27 PM
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@ naperlou – I think they have used standard size monitors connected to display the screen at large. The black space your referring is the border of the monitor. 

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