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This has been a quiet week so far, with nothing new from some science blogs. Viewership here continues to increase geometrically. Thank you LOS ANGELES, CHICAGO, WASHINGTON DC and other places for reaching 100+ viewings! Welcome OAHU; it is nice to see someone else from Hawaii enjoying this site. Your comments are welcome.
I have travelled to Anaheim, California for the World Science Fiction Convention. This event is held in a different world city each year, and draws everyone from film stars to scientists. Even Phil "The Bad Astronomer" was on some panels. This is an exciting event with more to see than any one person could describe.
Across the street is Disneyland! The California Screamin roller coaster illustrates the latest inflated paradigm, Slinky Inflation. According to this idea, the Universe bounces between periods of acceleration like a giant spring toy. Like all such ideas, this violates both Relativity and the First Law of Thermodynamics.
Theorists have also been promoting "eternal inflation," which would create multiple universes with differing physical laws. Christine has been nice enough to give one author a fair review. This idea is suspiciously like the string landscape, and may draw similiar criticism. Rather than explaining the universe, scientsits would invoke multiple universes. The entire inflationary house of cards relies on mystical repulsive "scalar fields" which can not be observed in nature.
Below is the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror! In capturing the spirit of Rod Serling, it takes you on some real ups and downs! We must endure life's heights with its depths, but there are adventures in both. You know it is a bad day when Rod Serling is in a corner describing your life.