UFO Conjecture(s)

Monday, March 17, 2014

And scientists think ufologists are nuts?

The whole universe, from a single point the size of an atom? (I don't think so.)

http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/science/2014/03/17/harvard-led-team-detects-gravitational-waves-evidence-cosmic-inflation/nvWTo5iSyhbMauKD1GegsK/story.html

RR

7 Comments:

  • Why not? Do you have a better solution?

    J.B.S. Haldane was quoted as saying.

    "I have no doubt that in reality the future will be vastly more surprising than anything I can imagine. Now my own suspicion is that the Universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose."

    Or is this just a case of "I see a tangible universe so everything must come from a tangible source" a.k.a. the "objective reality" explanation of the world? A view which holds that anything which appears contrafactual [in the metaphysical sense] cannot be true and correct?

    It's kind of an odd sort of view to take considering the nature of your blog.

    I'd love to hear your explanation... and while you're at it how do "UFOs, UAPs, and "the visitors" fit in".


    By Blogger Joel Crook, at Monday, March 17, 2014  

  • Joel:

    I've addressed the Big Bang at some of our other blogs, and in a magazine article or two. (I'll see if I can dig those up.)

    You might find my views at http://rrrgroup.blogspot.com

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, March 17, 2014  

  • I heard Stephen Hawking on the BBC this morning saying he had won his bet made some years ago with a guy in Canada (forget his name).

    However when this Canadian was interviewed he said he was not paying up just now as there was much more to be done yet to verify it all.

    So be it.

    By Blogger cda, at Tuesday, March 18, 2014  

  • I think that was the Kip Thorne wager about black holes, CDA.

    The whole physicist milieu reminds me of Bethlam (Bedlam); a lunatic venue.

    Physical theory today is goofier than most ufological nonsense.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Tuesday, March 18, 2014  

  • Rich wrote:

    "Physical theory today is goofier than most ufological nonsense."

    Actually, that's true. Back in the mid 1970s I was completing a BS in Nuclear Physics and contemplating where I was going to go to graduate school. In my arrogance and ignorance, I concluded that Physics could not possibly make as much progress in the succeeding 100 years as it had in the preceding century--what with the demise of all the greats such as Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, etc. So I chose to go into Engineering instead of Science, since that's where the action would be. I don't regret making that career choice, but I was totally wrong in my prognostication about Physics. Since that time, we've had the advent of inflation theory, string theory, the discovery of dark matter and dark energy, etc., etc.

    And none of this means that either Physics or Ufology is intrinsically wrong. Merely that reality is richer than "common sense" would lead us to believe. Common sense, based as it is in the human ego, is a crappy predictor of reality at the scale of the very large, the very small, or the very old.

    By Blogger Larry, at Wednesday, March 19, 2014  

  • I now discover Hawking's bet was with Prof Neil Turok of the Perimeter Institute in Canada. It was to do with the big bang and the early 'inflation' of the universe.

    This kind of physics, or cosmology, is not really up my street. But occasionally science documentaries like to discuss it.

    As you say, like ufology it never really resolves anything. Hence its everlasting interest, to the few anyway. I say 'few' in the sense that the UFO audience is far larger.

    By Blogger cda, at Thursday, March 20, 2014  

  • Yes, Christopher...

    The UFO audience is far larger, but that's quantity over quality.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, March 20, 2014  

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