Posted by bob on May 19, 2000, at 0:29:07
In reply to Re: Editorial Concern, Too - off topic to bob, posted by Cam W. on May 18, 2000, at 23:34:31
> Want to share structure of universe theories via e-mail?
Well, I've been out of the loop (hah!) for a while, but I can give you my own theory on the structure of the universe. Back as an undergrad, I solved the "missing mass" problem you see. You know how a single sock out of a pair will disappear from the dryer with no explanation whatsoever? Or how you often see a single shoe lying along the side of the road, the other one no where in sight? Plus, I've heard from smokers that cheap plastic butane lighters have a tendency to disappear into thin air -- vanished without a trace! Well, the place that all this stuff goes to is where all the missing mass is ... one or more of those other 11 or 15 dimensions that are supposed to exist somewhere.
Anyway, there are some rather disturbing implications of this theory. While locally, here on earth, things like socks and butane are far more common than their cosmic distribution would suggest, we generally dismiss how rare free hydrogen is. Cosmically speaking, tho, hydrogen makes up 90% or so of the matter in the universe. So, logically, 90% or so of the missing mass should be hydrogen, right?
Well, what if some well-meaning but ignorant person should go in search of that sock or lighter? What if he or she actually FINDS it? I mean, besides all that hydrogen, there are all those other socks and probably a lot of dust bunnies.
Do you realize what would happen in the case of any static cling with those socks? Or what if someone flicks their newly-found Bic? Doesn't anybody remember the Hindenberg?
Yep ... we'd have ourselves another Big Bang.
So the moral of the story is that somethings that are lost should stay lost. Finding them just isn't worth the price.
Now, wasn't there an item about ECT somewhere around here? ....