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The term universe has a variety of meanings, based on the context in which it is used. In strictly physical terms, the total universe is the summation of all matter that exists and the space in which all events occur or could occur. The part of the universe that can be seen or otherwise observed to have occurred is usually called the known universe, observable universe, or visible universe. Because cosmic inflation removes vast parts of the total universe from our observable horizon, most cosmologists accept that it is impossible to observe the whole continuum and may use the expression our universe, referring to only that which is knowable by human beings in particular. In cosmological terms, the universe is thought to be a finite or infinite space-time continuum in which all matter and energy exist. Some scientists hypothesize that the universe may be part of a system of many other universes, known as the multiverse.

Which of the following can best be inferred from the known facts leading up to the definition of the multiverse?

A. In terms of human knowledge, the mutiverse does have a finite limit.
B. A multiverse may contain multiple universes provided such universes overlap.
C. A multiverse is a tangible continuum of space, time and matter.
D. Essentially, a universe and multiverse are two in the same.
E. The existence of a multiverse remains enigmatic, even to the most profound of scholars.

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08 Sep 2006, 02:56
is it (A)
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08 Sep 2006, 03:38
WOW! I'll go with A (educated guess)
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08 Sep 2006, 03:46
The multiverse in itself is an educated guess.
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08 Sep 2006, 03:55
My bet is on C
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08 Sep 2006, 03:59
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My bet is on C

Sorry, no wild guesses permitted. The OA for this one will not be divulged until a fellow member explains how they derived the answer...

Of course, C may/may not be correct.
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08 Sep 2006, 04:26
Is it E? Since the definition of the universe- is that which is known or visible to humans, since scientist merely speculate on the possibility of the universe being part of a multiverse, then the multiverse is something that is not known to humans.

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08 Sep 2006, 05:30
D

A. In terms of human knowledge, the mutiverse does have a finite limit.
out since a universe can be finite or infinite
B. A multiverse may contain multiple universes provided such universes overlap.
out - multiverse contains many universe but nowhere it is said that they overlap
C. A multiverse is a tangible continuum of space, time and matter.
out - we know that a universe is a continuum. but since they might not overlap, we cannot conclude that a multiverse is a continuum.
D. Essentially, a universe and multiverse are two in the same.
OK- a multiverse contains universes and itself -
E. The existence of a multiverse remains enigmatic, even to the most profound of scholars.
out - multiverse is a concept which is not enigmatic to some scientist.
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08 Sep 2006, 05:32
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The term universe has a variety of meanings, based on the context in which it is used. In strictly physical terms, the total universe is the summation of all matter that exists and the space in which all events occur or could occur. The part of the universe that can be seen or otherwise observed to have occurred is usually called the known universe, observable universe, or visible universe. Because cosmic inflation removes vast parts of the total universe from our observable horizon, most cosmologists accept that it is impossible to observe the whole continuum and may use the expression our universe, referring to only that which is knowable by human beings in particular. In cosmological terms, the universe is thought to be a finite or infinite space-time continuum in which all matter and energy exist. Some scientists hypothesize that the universe may be part of a system of many other universes, known as the multiverse.

Which of the following can best be inferred from the facts leading up to the definition of the multiverse?

A. In terms of human knowledge, the mutiverse does have a finite limit.

I am uncomfortable with this word "finite" in A. I think A is an extreme statement.

B. A multiverse may contain multiple universes provided such universes overlap.

This point was surely not discussed.

C. A multiverse is a tangible continuum of space, time and matter.

The argument above says that "In cosmological terms, the universe is thought to be a finite or infinite space-time continuum in which all matter and energy exist."When that is true for universe, it should be true for multiverse.

D. Essentially, a universe and multiverse are two in the same.

How is that so?

E. The existence of a multiverse remains enigmatic, even to the most profound of scholars.

Not our business..let that be enigmatic

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08 Sep 2006, 05:52
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The term universe has a variety of meanings, based on the context in which it is used. In strictly physical terms, the total universe is the summation of all matter that exists and the space in which all events occur or could occur. The part of the universe that can be seen or otherwise observed to have occurred is usually called the known universe, observable universe, or visible universe. Because cosmic inflation removes vast parts of the total universe from our observable horizon, most cosmologists accept that it is impossible to observe the whole continuum and may use the expression our universe, referring to only that which is knowable by human beings in particular. In cosmological terms, the universe is thought to be a finite or infinite space-time continuum in which all matter and energy exist. Some scientists hypothesize that the universe may be part of a system of many other universes, known as the multiverse.

Which of the following can best be inferred from the facts leading up to the definition of the multiverse?

A. In terms of human knowledge, the mutiverse does have a finite limit.

I am uncomfortable with this word "finite" in A. I think A is an extreme statement.

B. A multiverse may contain multiple universes provided such universes overlap.

This point was surely not discussed.

C. A multiverse is a tangible continuum of space, time and matter.

The argument above says that "In cosmological terms, the universe is thought to be a finite or infinite space-time continuum in which all matter and energy exist". When that is true for universe, it should be true for multiverse.

D. Essentially, a universe and multiverse are two in the same.

How is that so?

E. The existence of a multiverse remains enigmatic, even to the most profound of scholars.

Not our business..let that be enigmatic

Matt, hope this is OK

I agree with C for the same reason.
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08 Sep 2006, 06:07
Tangible means something that can be detected by the senses.The multiverse though is a hypothesis.
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The term universe has a variety of meanings, based on the context in which it is used. In strictly physical terms, the total universe is the summation of all matter that exists and the space in which all events occur or could occur. The part of the universe that can be seen or otherwise observed to have occurred is usually called the known universe, observable universe, or visible universe. Because cosmic inflation removes vast parts of the total universe from our observable horizon, most cosmologists accept that it is impossible to observe the whole continuum and may use the expression our universe, referring to only that which is knowable by human beings in particular. In cosmological terms, the universe is thought to be a finite or infinite space-time continuum in which all matter and energy exist. Some scientists hypothesize that the universe may be part of a system of many other universes, known as the multiverse.

Which of the following can best be inferred from the facts leading up to the definition of the multiverse?

A. In terms of human knowledge, the mutiverse does have a finite limit.

I am uncomfortable with this word "finite" in A. I think A is an extreme statement.

B. A multiverse may contain multiple universes provided such universes overlap.

This point was surely not discussed.

C. A multiverse is a tangible continuum of space, time and matter.

The argument above says that "most cosmologists accept that it is impossible to observe the whole continuum and may use the expression our universe, referring to only that which is knowable by human beings in particular". So our universe is one that we can know. That means that universe includes only tangible part of the continuum of space, time and matter. When that is true for universe, it should be true for multiverse.

D. Essentially, a universe and multiverse are two in the same.

How is that so?

E. The existence of a multiverse remains enigmatic, even to the most profound of scholars.

Not our business..let that be enigmatic

Hence CCC
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The term universe has a variety of meanings, based on the context in which it is used. In strictly physical terms, the total universe is the summation of all matter that exists and the space in which all events occur or could occur. The part of the universe that can be seen or otherwise observed to have occurred is usually called the known universe, observable universe, or visible universe. Because cosmic inflation removes vast parts of the total universe from our observable horizon, most cosmologists accept that it is impossible to observe the whole continuum and may use the expression our universe, referring to only that which is knowable by human beings in particular. In cosmological terms, the universe is thought to be a finite or infinite space-time continuum in which all matter and energy exist. Some scientists hypothesize that the universe may be part of a system of many other universes, known as the multiverse.

Which of the following can best be inferred from the facts leading up to the definition of the multiverse?

A. In terms of human knowledge, the mutiverse does have a finite limit.

I am uncomfortable with this word "finite" in A. I think A is an extreme statement.

B. A multiverse may contain multiple universes provided such universes overlap.

This point was surely not discussed.

C. A multiverse is a tangible continuum of space, time and matter.

The argument above says that "most cosmologists accept that it is impossible to observe the whole continuum and may use the expression our universe, referring to only that which is knowable by human beings in particular". So our universe is one that we can know. That means that universe includes only tangible part of the continuum of space, time and matter. When that is true for universe, it should be true for multiverse.

D. Essentially, a universe and multiverse are two in the same.

How is that so?

E. The existence of a multiverse remains enigmatic, even to the most profound of scholars.

Not our business..let that be enigmatic

Hence CCC

don't agree with C.

My room is blue.
Since my room is a part of my house, what is true for my room should be true for my house. So my house should be blue.

But my house is pink!
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08 Sep 2006, 07:07
Gosh, looks like we have every choice but (B) being wagered on this one.

**Note: B may/may not be the correct answer
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08 Sep 2006, 07:19
If you allow, I will change my answer to B
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08 Sep 2006, 07:21
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If you allow, I will change my answer to B

After all that explanation, why would you suddenly change to (B)?
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08 Sep 2006, 07:24
A multiverse contains parallel universes.
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B: A multiverse may contain multiple universes provided such universes overlap

When universes dont overlap, they are part of one universe only. So there is a possibility of multiverse, only when there is overlap
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OK let me try ))

My vote is for D
reasoning as follows
Essentially, a universe and multiverse are two in the same
facts-->
In strictly physical terms, the total universe is the summation of all matter that exists and the space in which all events occur or could occur.

Some scientists hypothesize that the universe may be part of a system of many other universes, known as the multiverse.

In the same time it is a whole and a part of something great))

The term universe has a variety of meanings, based on the context in which it is used. In strictly physical terms, the total universe is the summation of all matter that exists and the space in which all events occur or could occur. The part of the universe that can be seen or otherwise observed to have occurred is usually called the known universe, observable universe, or visible universe. Because cosmic inflation removes vast parts of the total universe from our observable horizon, most cosmologists accept that it is impossible to observe the whole continuum and may use the expression our universe, referring to only that which is knowable by human beings in particular. In cosmological terms, the universe is thought to be a finite or infinite space-time continuum in which all matter and energy exist. Some scientists hypothesize that the universe may be part of a system of many other universes, known as the multiverse.

Which of the following can best be inferred from the facts leading up to the definition of the multiverse?

A. In terms of human knowledge, the mutiverse does have a finite limit.

In cosmological terms, the universe is thought to be a finite or infinite space-time continuum out

B. A multiverse may contain multiple universes provided such universes overlap.
NO info about this

C. A multiverse is a tangible continuum of space, time and matter.
NOT STATED
D. Essentially, a universe and multiverse are two in the same. BINGO

E. The existence of a multiverse remains enigmatic, even to the most profound of scholars.
I don't think that existence of multiverse is enigmatic its just the problem how to name this great system
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OK let me try ))

My vote is for D
reasoning as follows
Essentially, a universe and multiverse are two in the same
facts-->
In strictly physical terms, the total universe is the summation of all matter that exists and the space in which all events occur or could occur.

Some scientists hypothesize that the universe may be part of a system of many other universes, known as the multiverse.

In the same time it is a whole and a part of something great))

The term universe has a variety of meanings, based on the context in which it is used. In strictly physical terms, the total universe is the summation of all matter that exists and the space in which all events occur or could occur. The part of the universe that can be seen or otherwise observed to have occurred is usually called the known universe, observable universe, or visible universe. Because cosmic inflation removes vast parts of the total universe from our observable horizon, most cosmologists accept that it is impossible to observe the whole continuum and may use the expression our universe, referring to only that which is knowable by human beings in particular. In cosmological terms, the universe is thought to be a finite or infinite space-time continuum in which all matter and energy exist. Some scientists hypothesize that the universe may be part of a system of many other universes, known as the multiverse.

Which of the following can best be inferred from the facts leading up to the definition of the multiverse?

A. In terms of human knowledge, the mutiverse does have a finite limit.

In cosmological terms, the universe is thought to be a finite or infinite space-time continuum out

B. A multiverse may contain multiple universes provided such universes overlap.
NO info about this

C. A multiverse is a tangible continuum of space, time and matter.
NOT STATED
D. Essentially, a universe and multiverse are two in the same. BINGO

E. The existence of a multiverse remains enigmatic, even to the most profound of scholars.
I don't think that existence of multiverse is enigmatic its just the problem how to name this great system

Yurik is putting up a good fight here. U2 Lover, Haas, Professor, "sharp arrow",you guys care to partake in this discussion?
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