The Big Bang - Through The Eyes of The Welder

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Dryson, Jun 15, 2015.

  1. Dryson

    Dryson Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I am an accomplished welder by trade. I can weld in any position. Imagine changing the molecular structure of a cold piece of steel to a molten mass of metal and then having to move fast enough in order to run the perfect weld pass fighting the forces of gravity that want to pull the molten mass towards the center of the Earth.

    Not very remarkable. But what is remarkable is when the arc is struck and in that instant the Big Bang occurs
    where the weld is as hot as sun of the layers of the sun.

    There is also what is called spatter or interactions with the weld that cause hundreds of small metalic sphere shaped balls if molten metal to be rejected from the center of the world. Sometimes the spatter sticks to the metal but it is always spherical, like the core of Moon.

    I think it would be interesting to video someone welding and watch the process in slow motion to see what causes the molten spheres to become solid spherical shapes resembling the core of an object like the Moon.
     
  2. sojourner

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  3. { Emilia }

    { Emilia } Cute but deadly Moderator

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    So you're saying that welding as a process of creation is similar to the Big Bang?

    Eh, no.

    If you want to talk about the process of welding then there might be room for that but your obsession with weird thoughts about the Big Bang is somewhat irritating in a science forum.
     
  4. Avon

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    "all those moments lost in time...

    ..like welding."
     
  5. hux

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    Finally, a thread about welding.

    I was beginning to wonder if we were ever gonna get one.
     
  6. Kemaiku

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    2008-2009, the "welding" teaser for ST '09, oh good grief it never ended until the film itself came out.
     
  7. Amaris

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    While it's nice to look at the physical aspects of welding, and the chemical and physical changes that can happen via welding, it's in no way connected to the Big Bang through allusion, metaphor, or allegory. There's just no connection at all.
     
  8. RoJoHen

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    But how did welding work before the Big Bang?!
     
  9. { Emilia }

    { Emilia } Cute but deadly Moderator

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    I try not to give you guys a hard time when you're replying to one of those "not really science"-posts by Dryson.

    But RoJoHen: This post is of no relevance to the topic and it's only there to poke fun at Dryson. Therefore it's either spam or trolling. The fact that Dryson's threads are often a little questionable doesn't mean it's open season on him everywhere he posts.

    This is a friendly reminder not to do that again. Next time I'm sending in the raptors.