Triumph of Light
New York, Marriott Marquis Broadway Room November 27, 2007
This is an amazing way to experience New York. The Broadway Room is shaped like an enormous flying saucer launched out of the Marriott Marquis, hovering over THIS. From a window seat, one could sit for hours just comprehending it all. The hotel lobby is tall enough to build a Moon rocket within; capsule-shaped elevators zip from floor to floor. Since this hotel was designed during the Apollo years, Cape Canaveral’s VAB may have inspired the architect.
For one not accustomed to mega-cities, New York is science fiction like BLADE RUNNER. The movie’s prediction of jumbo video screens has already come true. We don’t see flying cars, this year’s Personal Air Vehicle challenge did not turn out anything revolutionary, but year 2019 is not quite here. The dream of leaping above traffic has always been with us. Out of the spotlight, some inventor is working on a flying car.
The most fascinating thing about New York is that it functions at all. Those bright lights indicate millions of people and machines going about their business. Despite threats from terror and other “dark energies,” the huge machine that is a city continues to function and grow. Improvements to Times Square in the past few years are legendary. Evidence of New York light refutes the idea of “dark energy.”
Proponents of “dark energy” would have us believe that its invisible presence dominates the Universe. They would also believe that the Universe is ripping apart in chaos. If so, formation of structures would have ceased long ago. Many observations like the Pleiades Cluster show stars forming to this day.
From experience we know that the majority of mass lies hidden in the darkness. The simple addition of a changing speed of light means that Black Holes could be ubiquitous in the Universe. They could lurk undetected in great voids, which we would perceive as Holes in the Universe. Smaller Black Holes could be orbiting in our Solar System, even within Earth’s core. Those people down there may be completely unaware of a Black Hole beneath their feet.
TOMORROW: With luck, we hope to see 30,000 new lights
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