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Posted on 2015.07.30 at 07:49
This is so true that it is a riddle. If anyone can figure out what both statements mean, I will send you money...

On the Outside:

The past is red and the future is blue.

On the Inside:

The past is blue and the future is red.


erinfondue at 2015-08-02 10:38 (UTC) (Lien)
A map of the US that shows historical political divisions? Republicans on the borders and coasts earlier on, with democrats in inner areas like the south in the past... and then a flip flop predicted for the future?

I have no idea.
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madman101 at 2015-08-02 11:58 (UTC) (Lien)
Thank you for being the only person who dared to give this a shot. This is a very good try, although I don't know if it is true. (I know that the Dems now claim most of the coasts).

Here is the answer:

On the outside, red shift occurs, the farther away we look in the universe. Also, this is a look into the past, towards the "big bang". So, red is the past.

Yet, when we look up at the sky, it is blue - full of hope and glory. It is blue because the light is rushing TOWARDS us. Therefore, it represents the future.

On the other hand, on the INSIDE...

Blood full of oxygen, portending future use, is red.

But blood depleted of oxygen, now past, is blue.
cream_n_coffee at 2015-08-02 14:44 (UTC) (Lien)

Watching a black hole from an event horizon? Yeah. I am sure I am right!!


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madman101 at 2015-08-03 01:07 (UTC) (Lien)
Thank you.

You are correct if you are referring to red shift. At least in my brain. Which is usually blue.
cream_n_coffee at 2015-08-03 01:59 (UTC) (Lien)

It is really interesting. If you were falling toward a black hole, all we would see is you slowing down and slowly shift to red, but from your perspective, it's completely opposite. Amazing.

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madman101 at 2015-08-03 14:08 (UTC) (Lien)
This is truly interesting. Thanks to the work of Hawking and Einstein. Black holes are like conundrums floating around, contradicting the reality of everything else, leading to alternate realities, or universes, for all we know. More than rare conundrums, they are everywhere, some creating new stars.

I think you are right-on in identifying this kind of Alice-in-Wonderland looking glass, where the outside is contrasted to the inside, reversed. That was exactly the spirit of what I meant. (The answer is in the comments section).

This paradox is correct, except for the practical reality that no body would retain its integrity while falling towards a black hole, so there would be no ability to perceive. This petty fact might actually be important, because the only things that would be able to survive, and "perceive", would be atoms. Just how atoms would act in such a situation is even more intriguing.

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