Approx 170 billion
Approx 170 billion
Last edited by l4808; 2013-02-06 at 12:16 PM.
As a matter of fact, the word "the world" is not limited to our earth. It includes everything, yes, the universe too.
Of course, in most people's mind "the world" is earth. But the correct meanin includes the universe. I too was a bit "upset" and souldn't accept this, but yeah... In the end, I wanted to see how long it took before someone pointed it out.
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I could be wrong but, due to the lack of context in the first post you can't blame people for pointing it out.World is a common name for the whole of human civilization, specifically human experience, history, or the human condition in general, worldwide, i.e. anywhere on Earth.
In a philosophical context it may refer to:
the whole of the physical Universe, or
an ontological world (see world disclosure).
I don't get it. "In the world" means "in the known or observable Universe?"
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the earth or globe, considered as a planet.
( often initial capital letter ) a particular division of the earth: the Western world.
the earth or a part of it, with its inhabitants, affairs, etc., during a particular period: the ancient world.
humankind; the human race; humanity: The world must eliminate war and poverty.
the public generally: The whole world knows it.
No... it just means the Earth.
There's no way to know how many galaxies are in the called universe call it space call it world or whatever you want.
The universe keeps expanding as far as I know, and there's a lot of things we will never see or understand. We could stay here arguing here for all the eternity and this will take us nowhere.