Re: Cosmology is getting confusing

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Tue Jul 04 2000 - 20:06:49 MDT

At 11:00 AM 4/07/00 -0700, Jeff Davis wrote:

>Let's see, ...that's 4% regular, 33% unknown dark(invisible!!??), and 63%
>"some type" of ***LARGE SCALE ANTI-GRAVITY PRODUCING!!!!*** energy.

>My head is spinning.

The guys in Flatland live on the surface of a rubber balloon. One day they
learn that the balloon is inflated by a *huge* quantity of helium gas. Does
this make much practical difference to their moderately complex universe?
Maybe not - helium is pretty simple stuff.

>(I think that just maybe we can put Fermi's Paradox on hold till we clear
>this little matter up, cause 96% of the universe is a pretty ample
>playground for the unseen "missing members" of the cosmic community.)

Fermi applies to the quite large part we *do* see anyway, and so doesn't go

Damien Broderick

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