The One & Only Multiverse (Infinite Big Bangs)

February 2, 2008

 I have learned to hear about things of a cosmological, astrological, quantum nature.  I have learned that I will never truly understand what physicists are talking about, even when they are speaking ‘common tongue’.  For instance, take the neutrino.  When the neutrino was confined to mathematical equations and not the observable Universe, it had two suspicious properties.  First, it was massless.  Second, it was moving at the speed of light and, therefore had no internal clock (not subject to time).  If something is without mass and moving at the speed of light (one is a condition of the other), then it cannot be detected by anything we know.

Scientists figured they could detect (and prove the existence of) the neutrino by proxy.  The neutrino was thought to interact with certain other nuclei, knocking electrons out of them (or something like that) in wild, random collisions.  An experiment was set up to test this theory & boom…the collision anticipated by mathematics occurred.  Now the neutrino ventures into the reality of quantum physics (it was observed!).  This happened something like 40 years ago.

Here’s what I don’t understand.  How does something without mass interact with and affect something with mass?  It doesn’t make sense.  If I throw nothing at something, then I cannot expect something to be affected.  However, the massless neutrino – somehow defying the laws of physics – could.  It has since been proven that the neutrino does, in fact, have a mass (& is not moving at the speed of light), but it took years for this to be understood.

Another thing, our Universe might only be one of an infinite number Universes, each with it’s own unique set of physical laws (properties).  I shouldn’t have to say, but we’re only familiar with our own Universe.  Regardless, there’s a theoretical probability that there is another Universe in which you have blue hair or another in which you don’t exist at all.  There’s a Universe where Elvis is alive and well, Jimmy Hoffa is a day care specialist, and everyone has legs for arms and arms for legs.  There could be a Universe identical to ours in every way, except it’s five minutes ahead.  Anything you can think of is possible.

In theory then, all these self-contained Universes are floating around somewhere, I am not precisely sure where.  It is probable that there are sometimes collisions between two (or more) Universes, which could, to an extent, explain the Big Bang from our perspective.  However, with an infinite number of Universes, it is possible there are an infinite number of collisions, which equates to an infinite number of Big Bangs – just not all in our particular Universe (membrane).

Is there any observable interaction between Universes?  I don’t know, but let’s think for a moment.  What about ghosts and other phenomena we refer to as supernatural?  Could these be trace elements of another Universe (or dimension)?  Maybe.

I mention dimensions.  We’re familiar with the first three – height, width, depth.  The fourth dimension is time.  The first three dimensions move fluidly through the fourth.  Nothing is ever the same in four dimensions, one point will ALWAYS change (typically time).  I don’t know anything about dimensions 5 through 11, except that our Universe doesn’t really make much sense unless they are included.

For instance, gravity as a force in four dimensional space is very weak, comparatively speaking.  You can defy gravity with a fridge magnet.  We are pulled by the full force of the Earth, yet can lift small and large objects alike.  Why is gravity so weak?  Well, it turns out there’s a possibility that gravity (as we know it) is only the remnants of that which bled through from the 11th dimension.  Meaning, gravity might originate in the 11th dimension & some of it’s force ‘leaks’ into and affects our reality.

Oh…and the 11th dimension is extremely thin, but infinitely long.  Even stranger, the 11th dimension is closer to pretty much everything in this dimension than anything else in this dimension.  Does that make sense?  It is less than 10 to the power of -20 micrometers away.  The 11th dimension is closer to you than the clothes you’re wearing.

What strange place do we inhabit?!

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The Days of Our Weeks.

January 2, 2008

A play on words occurs to me.  What if Saturday was a derivative of Satyr’s Day?

The Satyrs roamed the woods and mountains of Greece as male companions of Dionysus & Pan.  Satyrs are often associated with sex-drive and were depicted with uncontrollable erections.  In the least, this speculation sounds like a reasonable basis for understanding the purpose of Saturday night.

Funny, right?!  Well then, what do the names of days mean & where do they come from?  I researched the answer (briefly).

Sunday = Day of the Sun: Hemera Heliou (Greek) – Dies Solis (Roman/latin) – Sunnandaeg (Germanic).

Monday = Day of the Moon: Selenes Hemera (Greek) – Lunae Dies (Roman/latin) – Monandaeg (Germanic).

Tuesday = Day of War: Areos Hemera (Greek) – Dies Martis (Roman/latin) – Tiwesdaeg (Germanic).

Wednesday = Day of Art / Poetry: Dies Mercurii (Roman/latin) – Wodnesdaeg (Germanic).

Thursday = Day of Storm / Reckoning: Dios Hemera (Greek) – Jovis Dies (Roman/latin) – Purresdaeg (Germanic).

Friday = Day of Love: Aphrodites Hemera (Greek) – Dies Veneris (Roman/latin) – Frigedaeg (Germanic).

Saturday = Day of Harvest / Reaping: Kronou Hemera (Greek) – Saturni Dies (Roman/latin) – Saeterdaeg (Germanic).

Here are the various gods associated with each day:

Sunday – the sun

Monday – the moon

Tuesday – Ares, Mars, Tiu (gods of war)

Wednesday – Mercury, Odin (gods associated with communication, wisdom, poetry)

Thursday – Zeus, Jupiter, Thor (gods of thunder)

Friday – Aphrodite, Venus, Frigga (Freya) (goddesses of love & fertility)

Saturday – Cronus, Saturn (titan/god associated with the harvest)

Everything follows the same pattern – Greek, Roman, then Germanic.  More importantly, there are no references to conventional religious figures.  Mind you, almost all mythology is astrological (astronomical) in source and orientation.

Sunday = The Sun

Monday = The Moon

Tuesday = Mars

Wednesday = Mercury

Thursday = Jupiter

Friday = Venus

Saturday = Saturn

These are the primary interstellar bodies which were visible to our two-thousand plus year old ancestors.  These are the big-movers in our historic skies, the masters of our ancient galaxy.  So powerful and influential, that all the world’s mythologies are rooted within them, the greatest personalities have been attributed to them and our future is (astrologically) bound with them.

These are the days of our weeks.