2 January 2006

13 things that do not make sense

New Scientist has a article on 13 things that do not make sense
(don't even bother if your brain is tired)
"2 The horizon problem

OUR universe appears to be unfathomably uniform. Look across space from one edge of the visible universe to the other, and you'll see that the microwave background radiation filling the cosmos is at the same temperature everywhere. That may not seem surprising until you consider that the two edges are nearly 28 billion light years apart and our universe is only 14 billion years old.

Nothing can travel faster than the speed of light, so there is no way heat radiation could have travelled between the two horizons to even out the hot and cold spots created in the big bang and leave the thermal equilibrium we see now.

This 'horizon problem' is a big headache for cosmologists, so big that they have come up with some pretty wild solutions. 'Inflation', for example.

You can solve the horizon problem by having the universe expand ultra-fast for a time, just after the big bang, blowing up by a factor of 1050 in 10-33 seconds. But is that just wishful thinking? 'Inflation would be an explanation if it occurred,' says University of Cambridge astronomer Martin Rees. The trouble is that no one knows what could have made that happen."

I'm not the type to push creation down people's throat.... but sometimes I have to laugh when articles like this can't find the answer to some things..

ummm guys... I know it takes faith but I think I have your answer

I don't know just me.

Actually it's a really interesting article... I love the "placebo effect" concepts... pretty cool how God made us. I like to imagine that when we get to heaven God will laugh and recollect all the good wonky ideas that we came up to explain him.

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Tash said...

Hey TIm ,
Really interesting article but your comment really make sense. Like how you keep putting these interesting posts on line.

Julie said...

I love the word "wonky". Haven't heard it in awhile... Didn't realize you were blogging again. glad to see that you're back at it.