Posts by Genesis

1) Message boards : SETI Perspectives : Seeing the Unseeable: The Black Hole Image (Message 2003570)
Posted 21 Jul 2019 by Profile Genesis
Professor Lawn: if curved space tells matter how to move, and matter tells space how to curve, then an accretion disc should be mirroring both the shape and nature of the blackhole it question, yeah? Don't maelstroms here on planet Earth do the same? Moreover, what's the one thing missing from within the physical construct of a blackhole's image? A center. Therefore that the Event Horizon has no definable center on which to predicate the inner workings of one of these things, then it stands to reason that it's because there is no center to begin with. What if instead black holes were doorways to someplace altogether different, and not something of infinitesimal size and weight to be positioned where the cross hairs meet? Here's my thinking on this: all throughout the Universe, and on the sub-atomic level where the world of Quantum Physics lie, matter seems to be popping up and into existence from out of nowhere. What if instead this "magical matter" was actually coming from somewhere, like the other side of a doorway belonging to a blackhole where material is repatriated back into the known Universe where and as needed like some giant Pachinko game that uses dark energy as universal conduits, instead of wooden pegs? If dark energy defines how sub-atomic material moves through space, then it has to be that dark matter is telling dark energy in which direction(s) to move it.

This is all hypothetical, of course. It is instead: food for experimental thought. Thank you, and keep up the great work. What's a mind bender for, if not way to straighten another crooked path? All I know is that any journey worth undertaking, whether be it here or out in space, must first start with Mr. Armstrong's, "One small step for mankind." Unless, and of course, you're beholding to the fact that to get anywhere we must first cross half that distance, and so on and so on and so on until "logic" dictates that we should never be able to get where we're going if but for all the halving taking place. Anywho: see you there!
2) Message boards : SETI Perspectives : Seeing the Unseeable: The Black Hole Image (Message 2002237)
Posted 12 Jul 2019 by Profile Genesis
I'm watching these shows all the time on the Science Channel: fascinating to "know" end. So far away, so huge, so thoroughly beyond comprehension. Everything in the Universe serves a purpose, can't wait to find out what they are for a Black Hole. My thought has always been that they have something to do with recycling as a form of re-creation, it's just that right now we can't know what's on the other side of one of these things. Smart money says there are those out there wondering the same thing about the very same hole only in direct contrast to this side of it, and where it leads to. If they could only imagine us.
3) Message boards : SETI Perspectives : Coming of Age for Optical SETI (Message 1993699)
Posted 14 May 2019 by Profile Genesis
Great Stuff keep it coming I always learn something new and that's why science is to me so exhilarating! Even right now I'm watching "How The Universe Works: the Big Bang" as hosted by Mike Rowe. However, Mr. Lawn, won't we as a technological society be surprised when we fire up our big, powerful, billion dollar pulsar conglomerates to communicate with another world, and the top scientists of their time gather in huddled anticipation to reply back using redirected sunlight via mirror? And hey! If Andromeda is on a collision course with the Milky Way in a universe where everything is supposed to be expanding away from everything else...
4) Message boards : SETI Perspectives : The Drake Equation: Revisiting a Classic Tool to Estimate the Odds of Contact (Message 1989523)
Posted 10 Apr 2019 by Profile Genesis
Great insight! The only way to make sense of the Drake Equation will only truly come when we develop sub-space communication technology. I'll be dead when we do, but will sit up and pay attention just so that I can say I lived to see it.
5) Message boards : SETI Perspectives : The Drake Equation: Revisiting a Classic Tool to Estimate the Odds of Contact (Message 1989522)
Posted 10 Apr 2019 by Profile Genesis
I have made a study of this. The church at one time held that the sun rotated around the Earth because the Bible infers that it is at the center of all things. For a long time the church burned people alive who held different views. In 1600 the church burned scientist Giordano Bruno alive for suggesting that the Earth revolved around the sun, and not the other way around. Then in 1633 they went after Galileo Galilei for the same thing. Famous artists like Michelangelo planted hidden in codes of truth in their paintings for fear of the church. The Inquisitions lasted for 470 years, where the church murdered some 60 million people for a little something they invented called heresy, which is to have a doctrine or opinion contrary to church belief. Today we have ISIS, among many others beliefs, whose mantra is destroy any civilization that doesn't comport with theirs. This belief has left Iraq in near historical ruin. And because there are some twenty major religions in this world, with each giving birth to another 270 religious groups that themselves have splintered into over thirty-four thousand other religions, survival of the species seems to be in doubt. In many ways, and as per your hidden suggestion, we are still living in the Stone Age. I am of the opinion that we have only a short time to get past these manufactured ignorances, or civilization will indeed, crumble into ruins of war. All of which, doesn't even take into consideration the one ultra-advanced society that might show up and do us in because of it. This, after all, is how you stop a virus from spreading its diseased way of life into what are otherwise healthy parts of the whole.
6) Message boards : SETI Perspectives : The Drake Equation: Revisiting a Classic Tool to Estimate the Odds of Contact (Message 1989517)
Posted 10 Apr 2019 by Profile Genesis
What a great article! And thought-provoking? Yes to the Nth degree of a Drake Equation. While it would seem that we homo sapiens have a long way to go just to even "get there," it's fair to say that we have come a long way in a very short time. I mean, a hundred years and here we are sending out pulsed laser signals in an effort to communicate with other lifeforms? If we as tribal creatures can get past our own inherent limitations, the future looks bright: bright enough that you, Mr. Lawn, can write thought-provoking articles with enough mass to bear their own "atomic weight." Thank you, and I look forward to reading more.
7) Message boards : SETI Perspectives : Fast Radio Bursts: Enigmatic Signals from Across the Universe (Message 1985513)
Posted 16 Mar 2019 by Profile Genesis
The argument used to express how all galaxies are expanding away from each other, like the blowing up of balloon, finds fault. Example: if all galaxies in the universe are receding from our location, or red-shifted, then how is it predicted that our nearest neighbor, Andromeda, is on a collision coarse with our galaxy? And therein lies the fault. The Milky Way galaxy is roughly 100,000 light years across. Andromeda is roughly 200,000 light years across, at a distance of 2.537 million light years away. When they collide in about 4 billion years, neither galaxy would survive as we know it, and will become the Milkomeda galaxy. I rather doubt there will be actual collisions, as the distance between objects is just too great.

Continuing: either all galaxies everywhere are expanding away from all other galaxies in the universe, or they're not because some of them are on a collision course. I am of the opinion that we are but in the infancy of what we "think" we know, and will have to push the math to exceed current boundaries. I've seen accredited science shows that take the position that no matter where you place your starting point out in space, pick a star, it will always be a position that sees everything else around it expanding away from said location. Well, all except for Andromeda it would seem. No pun intended, but it would appear that there is indeed, a fault in our stars. That's what I love about cosmological study: it never ends. There can never come a time when we know everything. And while I'm betting there are alien life forms out there that are millions of years more advanced than us, money says they don't know everything either, and have to have things aboard their interstellar craft like mechanical and medical bays, toiletries, recycling centers for food, water and air, sleeping quarters, rec rooms, kitchens, and what not.

As for why I would even place my bet on something this, is because in all these years they seem to be stuck with the same technology limiting them to the same type of craft that run around at about the same speed they always have, where Moore's Law seems to concern itself with more than just computer chips, and is what I call the Omega Factor. Having reached the pinnacle of what's obtainable, you concentrate your efforts not on going faster, because no matter how fast you go in the vast expanse of space it will always be slow (such as the limiting factor keeping the speed of light at the cosmological constant of what is 186,000 MPS, even to where it takes light eight minutes to reach the third rock out from its sun, and in the great expanse of space that's no distance at all where every passing minute sees everything else getting that much farther away, but on what amounts to those shortcuts cutting down the distances between point A to point B. And there's only way you do that: you stay interstellar. And even then, it has to be close because, at roughly 60,000 MPH (my estimated top speed of these types of craft,) it would take 4,952,563 years (444 light years/60,000 MPH) just to get from our nearest interstellar neighbor, the Pleiades, to planet Earth at 444 light years in distance.

Yet, things get worse. Imagine, if you will, that you had the technology to travel faster than the speed of light. The instant you went to warp, your spacecraft would no longer have any way to reference anything because the signal going out would still be limited to the speed of light, and would be left in the interstellar dust trying to reach you on the return trip. In fact, it never would. So if it's true that there are galaxies existing on the very outer edge of the universe that are traveling faster than the speed of light, we would never know. Well, all except maybe for the odd, curious FRB (Fast Radio Burst) that's created when the speed of light is exceeded. Exceed even this, what is our imagined warp drive capability, and you would forever be lost in the dark void of what lies outside the known universe with no way back because all of existence is now rendered pitch black, where not even one photon exists beyond the confines of your ship's hull. And although your craft is still traveling many times the speed of light, it's still, for all scientific intent and purposes, forever going nowhere. Even if you hit the brakes, you would still have a lifetime to kill, while waiting for the light you left behind to catch back up with you. Food for scientific thought is all. Na-nu Na-nu.


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