Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Born to do Math 8 - 1,001 and the Box (Part 6)

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Born to do Math 8 - 1,001 and the Box (Part 6)
Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner
March 15, 2017

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Rick Rosner: Until the early 60s, when background radiation was discovered from the Big Bang, there were two big theories of the universe that were competing. One was Big Bang. The other was Steady State. Steady State hypothesized a universe that is temporally homogeneous. Yea, maybe, the universe is expanding, but in places that are more, and more, empty. Maybe, matter spontaneously arises and so the universe is looking the same because it is always filling.

I don’t know if I have characterized that correctly. But in Steady State, new matter keeps arising to make the universe look the same from moment-to-moment-tom-moment-to-moment. And I a cynically poetic way or ironic way, you could argue, “Hey, everybody who is arguing the universe is spatially and isn’t temporally homogeneous. What happens if we get our asses kicked by a theory that suggest temporal homogeneousness?” Which is what IC does to a pretty thorough extent.

That the universe looks Big Bangy due to nature of information, but the universe is actually, kind of, fairly homogeneous working off the same parts in cycling and occupying the same positions versus each other without—if there’s expansion, it is a kind of cycling expansion where the universe 40 quadrillion years from now will look pretty much like the universe today. That resemblance wouldn’t be true   under a purely Big Bang universe.

So there’s a little bit of reasoning via poetic irony. And I don’t know. The guy who came up with—Gamow, Big Bang guy–a couple—Hans Bethe, I don’t know how you say his name—Gamow, party dude, big tall Russian dude comes America. Likes to drink, can’t do math for shit, he needs an equation or an equation solver. He needs to go down the hall to people who can do math. But Gamow, still the guy who comes up with the Big Bang. 

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Rick Rosner
American Television Writer
Rick Rosner
Scott Douglas Jacobsen
Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing
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