"The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."
Stargate: Universe has started playing around with cosmology. (Warning: major plot spoiler ahead.) In a recent episode, it was revealed that there seems to be a message from a pre-big-bang universe coded into the cosmic microwave background radiation. Piecing together and deciphering this message appears to be starship Destiny’s mission.
Ironic, then, that this week in the real world, physicist Roger Penrose has put forward a scientific paper claiming to have discovered a signal from a pre-big-bang universe coded into the cosmic microwave background.
The new paper by Roger Penrose and V. G. Gurzadyan presents empirical evidence supporting Penrose’s theory of an infinitely old cyclic universe. (It’s a big-bang-without-big-crunch universe where the infinite expansion of the universe actually leads to a new big bang.) What Penrose and Gurzadyan have done is predict a kind of fossil signal from the previous incarnation of the universe, said where it might be found, and have found it. Whether the signal they’ve discovered in the cosmic microwave background radiation is spurious or the result of some other cause, nobody can yet say. It is, however, a compelling argument for the Conformal Cyclic Cosmology theory, and if this turns out to be true, it changes everything.
You know of the Fermi Paradox? The famous question of, “if aliens exist, why aren’t they here?” There’s a variant of it that applies to cyclic universes, which goes: “if aliens ever did exist, why can’t we see the evidence?” In other words, if any information can leak between the previous universe and a new one, then intelligent beings should be able to send a signal from their (dying) universe into the next, reborn one. This is exactly what’s happened inStargate: Universe. In fact, we can go further: if an infinite series of universes preceded ours, then intelligence has had infinite time to perfect the transmission of information between universes, and therefore our universe should come with a manual...in fact, a whole encyclopedia, painted on the sky in the form of the microwave background.
This is where it gets interesting. Because Penrose’s empirical evidence is a random distribution of circular structures in the sky. If he’s right, and this really is a signal from a previous universe, then there are two basic possibilities:
I vote for #1, just because I want us to launch our own Destiny some day. Of course, with questions like whether you can actually communicate between universes, the devil’s in the details. If you’ve got the time and the math you can delve further by investigating the cosmic censorship hypothesis.
According to his new book, Dr. Michio Kaku
Physics of the Impossible, warn us that nothing should be considered impossible or beyond our eventual understanding. "In my own short lifetime," he writes, "I have seen the seemingly impossible become established fact over and over again."
Kaku, a professor of theoretical physics at the City University of New York and world-renowned author of "Parallel Worlds," "Beyond Einstein" and the bestselling "Hyperspace. " Kaku pioneered string field theory and is now working on the fabled Theory of Everything (a union of gravity with the three other fundamental forces: electromagnetism and the strong and weak nuclear forces).
In "Physics of the Impossible," Kaku divides the "seemingly impossible" into three classes.
Class I consists of technologies that "might be possible in this century," including "teleportation, antimatter engines, certain forms of telepathy, psychokinesis, and invisibility." Class II awaits the wisdom we will have acquired in "millennia to millions of years in the future" and includes time machines, hyperspace travel and popping through wormholes in space into another universe. Class III is the "perpetual motion machine" and precognition. Kaku concludes that if "they do turn out to be possible, they would represent a fundamental shift in our understanding of physics."
Soon, Kaku belives, humanity may face an existential shock as the current list of a dozen Jupiter-sized extra-solar planets swells to hundreds of earth-sized planets, almost identical twins of Earth. This may usher in a new era in our relationship with the universe: we will never see the night sky in the same way ever again, realizing that scientists may eventually compile an encyclopedia identifying the precise co-ordinates of perhaps hundreds of earth-like planets.
"The Space Interferometry Mission (SIM)," Kaku writes, "to be launched early in the next decade, consists of multiple telescopes placed along a 30 foot structure. With an unprecedented resolution approaching the physical limits of optics, the SIM is so sensitive that it almost defies belief: orbiting the earth, it can detect the motion of a lantern being waved by an astronaut on Mars! The SIM, in turn, will pave the way for the Terrestrial Planet Finder, to be launched late in the next decade, which should identify even more earth-like planets. It will scan the brightest 1,000 stars within 50 light years of the earth and will focus on the 50 to 100 brightest planetary systems."
"All this, in turn, will stimulate an active effort to determine if any of them harbor life, perhaps some with civilizations more advanced than ours."
and..if..this tidbit of information interests "You"..here's another clip of interest..
and...although not exactly on the same subject matter..not necessarily..off...subject either ~
Google Earth Chinese pyramids
and..one of the newest finds...
and...that's a few puzzle piece tidbits of info for the moment...
my brain got tired before i got through...laugh
but we'll go ahead & publish it...
and maybe you'll find it of interest..
and maybe we'll update it later
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