Monday, November 06, 2006

The Islands


In the background is the Sheraton Waikiki, site of the "Joint Meeting of Pacific Region Particle Physics Community" last week. The top floor of the Sheraton has a spectacular view which appears in many postcards. The coral reefs surrounding the islands are a place to study sea life and even cosmology. At 2:30 every afternoon the sea turtles come close to shore near this hotel. All you need is a swimsuit to meet them.

The model is clothed in "dark energy," which is invisible but dominates the universe. Unlike baryonic matter or dark mass, it has repulsive gravity. Only the truly sophisticated elite of physicists can see it. You can infer the existence of "dark energy" from all the cosmologists fawning over it.

Scientists continue to profess the existence of "dark energy." Like the epicycles, it is needed to support their outdated ideas of physics. The researchers themselves don't believe in what they are professing. Robert Kirshner calls this an "extravagant universe." Sean Carroll calls his own ideas "preposterous." They don't offer a clue whey DE exists, or why our matter is only 4.5% of the universe.

At one time it looked like "dark energy" would take over. It might have become the standard cosmology for 1000 years, like Ptolemy's epicycles. Woe be to anyone who questioned this Concorde cosmology. Fortunately, many of us have questioned this preposterous model. Now we have a much better theory of the cosmos, which DE researchers try desperately to ignore. From a few simple principles we can figure out the speed of light and even the exact 4.507034% of baryonic matter.

Radio astronomers using the Very Large Array in New Mexico have found immense arcs around Cluster Abell 3376. These arcs have been interpreted as shockwaves from galaxy structure formation. The formation of structures is another test of cosmological theory. Rather than affirming the Concorde cosmology, large-scale structures may rule out "dark energy" entirely.

11 Comments:

Blogger Kea said...

Only the truly sophisticated elite of physicists can see it.

Too funny! Sean has been deleting some of my comments on Quantum Computation - can you believe the arrogance?

12:27 PM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

HI Kea! I just left a comment supporting you on Communist Variance. I remember your statement that "dark matter is extremal black holes" and agree with you. Makers of the emperor's new clothes are very insecure.

The paper that Siggurdson cites, astro-ph/0511743 uses an equation amazingly like GM=tc^3.

1:12 PM  
Blogger Kea said...

astro-ph/0511743 uses an equation amazingly like GM=tc^3

Oh, yes, right at the start ... too, too funny.

1:55 PM  
Blogger Kea said...

Alas our comments have been deleted...

2:28 PM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

I see your frustration. He left up Steinn Siggurdson's comment refuting you. After being denied tenure at Chicago, Carroll blogs from Pasadena. If I put a comment up after his bedtime in California, it will be all night before he finds it.

8:18 PM  
Blogger DarthVader said...

Hi there,

Quiet an interesting blog you got. I had myself the opportunity to spend 18 months on the Big Island (it seems it was eons ago now ..), it's a very lovely place which I enjoyed tremendously.

Kind regards,

12:19 PM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Hi Louise,
just read Sean's post on Dark Matter (space dust?)
and then swung round and found you on the sand on the beach.
I must say I much much prefer what you have to offer

5:44 AM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

Hello Darth, Q9, and thank you all for linking to my little blog.

Darth, I've enjoyed your blog too. As you can tell, I get very excited about human spaceflight. Certain other blogs think the Vision takes money from their pet projects. Living on the Big Island) is like visiting another world. We would rather send people to new worlds than look for "dark energy."

Always nice to hear from you, Q9. I appreciate all the encouragement you have given. We are slowly gaining in readership on CV. It may be because our message is positive, or because Sean won't pose in a bikini.

8:50 AM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Louise, more on Brown Dwarfs and Dark Matter.

PS - The bikini, or the mighty fine beauty in the bikini, the bikini wearer

11:52 AM  
Blogger Rae Ann said...

Dark energy or not, I sure would love to be at the beach!

11:13 AM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

I should re-iterate that large-scale structure potentially rules out "dark energy." It has been a mantra, which I heard repeated in San Francisco, that LSS somehow proves the Concorde cosmology.

3:58 PM  

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