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Comment: Re:"Physics" (Score 1) 289

by TheTurtlesMoves (#48498805) Attached to: Physicist Kip Thorne On the Physics of "Interstellar"

Wormholes and Alcubierre warp drives are both constructs within the framework of the currently-accepted physical theories

Err no they are not. First of all the all violate energy principals widely accepted to hold. Second they need *negative mass* that has *zero* theoretical underpinnings. That is, withing the currently accepted physical theories they are quite impossible. Then add the fact that the basic Alcubierre drive needs more energy than the visible universe and is causally disconnected from the rest of the universe....

We find maths that describes reality, not the other way round. A good example is how high will a ball go when thrown upwards at a given speed. One of the solutions can give a complex number. We just ignore it as physically impossible.

Just because the math has a solution in some abstract mathematical sense does not mean is represents anything to do with reality.

Comment: Re:You will not go to wormhole today. (Score 1) 289

by TheTurtlesMoves (#48498609) Attached to: Physicist Kip Thorne On the Physics of "Interstellar"

Thermodynamics doesn't apply at large scales. Relativity doesn't necessarily conserve energy, for example; where does the energy from red-shifted photons go?

That is a fairly easy undergrad problem. It is very easy to show thermodynamics, conversation of energy, conservation of momentum and everything else is *not* violated in *all* frames of reference.

Comment: Re:You will not go to wormhole today. (Score 1) 289

by TheTurtlesMoves (#48498569) Attached to: Physicist Kip Thorne On the Physics of "Interstellar"
Gravity waves travel at the speed of light. Not faster. Quantum entanglement does not affect anything. It is a mathematical construct to derive the outcomes of measurements. It has been proven many many times that no information or anything else for that matter is "transmitted", let alone faster than light.

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