Saturday, January 26, 2008

Brainless

The January 15 edition of the New York Times asked this about "Boltzmann Brains." Big Brain Theory: Have Cosmologists Lost Theirs? The Times begins by saying this could be the weirdest and most embarrassing prediction in the history of cosmology, if not science. Dennis Overbye of the Times usually repeats whatever nonsense his favoured sources tell him, but his time even Overbye has lost his patience.

"If you are inclined to skepticism this debate might seem like further evidence that cosmologists, who gave us dark matter, dark energy and speak with apparent aplomb about gazillions of parallel universes, have finally lost their minds."

Overbye's comments also express impatience about "dark energy" and other epicycles. DE would be the force behind Boltzmann Brains, which is reason to believe there are no brains at all behind this. Mainstream cosmology continues its unrecoverable downward spiral, while the real discoveries occur out of the spotlight.

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3 Comments:

Blogger playah said...

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5:54 AM  
Blogger Parvulus said...

Hi Louise

I made a first version of a model that supports your theory.

You will probably be shocked by the assumptions that lead to your equations (with some constants, but that's not a big issue).

You can see it at

physicsdilettante.blogspot.com

Best regards,
Parvulus (aka Dilettante)

11:45 AM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

Welcome, parvulus! That must have taken a lot of work on your part. Every individual can make a difference, and you support is most welcome.

5:55 PM  

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