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There has to be altruism in the universe: Physicist

Posted by feww on January 27, 2010

In Nascent Characteristics of the Cosmos

Our friends at EDRO wrote:

The Cosmos supports “life” [rebirth] therefore its structure must be ethical and its elements altruistic.

“Aliens May Already Be Among Us!”

If you want to look for aliens, look closer to home. You may find extra-terrestrial life forms, probably just microscopic particles,  could still be floating around “right under our noses , or even in our noses,” Paul Davies, Arizona State University physicist,  and Director of BEYOND: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, told a group of scientists in London.

“How do we know all life on earth descended from a single origin?” He told his audience  at a science  lecture. “We’ve just scratched the surface of the microbial world.”

Davies argues that because less than 1 percent of the total number of world’s bacteria are known, there could well be some surprises hidden in or around our planet, waiting to be discovered.

It’s quite probable, of course, that “many” types of “extra-terrestrial” microorganisms live here on earth. But that’s not to say those organisms are/were necessarily capable of evolving into macroscopic ones.

Based on the notes of his lecture, therefore, our Moderators do NOT consider professor’s argument very convincing. It’s taking the notion, scope and application of statistics a bit too far. But kudos, of course, for trying.

And to his credit, he told his audience at the conference that “the scientist in me screams out for caution.”

The theory that alien micro-organisms lurk around here on earth is nothing new. There are a number of scientists who are looking for signs of alien life in our world.

What’s Wrong with SETI?

Nothing really, it’s lots of fun doing what they do. But they are looking only in “3+1” dimensions. They are looking for “mechanical” proof, indirectly imposing their terms on the rest of the universe.

What they are implying is,  i) we hope, and strongly suspect there are [or should be] other life forms in the universe, ii) if so, the aliens must be far away from us because we haven’t discovered them so far, iii) the aliens must be more advanced than us [because we have really f**ked up here on Earth, or else we’d be half way to SIRIUS by now,] iv) WE insist to discover the more intelligent aliens on OUR terms.

There’s an allegory about a young kid who lost a coin in a dark place, but went looking frantically for it half a block away under a street light. A passer-by, being a good Samaritan, offered to help.
“What is it you have lost?” he asked.
“My money,”
replied the kid with tearful eyes.
The Samaritan joined in the search; however, half an hour and a small crowd later he couldn’t find the coin.
“Where exactly did you lose your Money? He asked the kid exasperatedly.
“About half a block that way,” the kid pointed with his finger.
“Then why are you looking for your money here if you lost it half a block up that way?”
“Because this is the nearest street light, ”  replied the kid indignantly.

What if aliens existed in one or more parallel universes? What if you could travel to these universes not by pathetic mechanical means, like rockets and space modules, but through other forms of transportation, in a manner as simple as switching a TV channel on a remote control unit?

Despite some advances in quantum physics, our science still provides for and dwells in an electromechanical world.

“Are aliens among us?”

We have a feeling that Prof Davies thinks there are. But he has no way of proving it. It’s just a strong hunch, series of coincidences, his powerful imagination and the ability to analyze those features in a human framework.

Frank Drake, the Cornell University astronomer who in 1960 conducted the first modern SETI experiment, “Project Ozma,” says we can only confirm the existence of  life elsewhere in the universe if a prospective alien civilization decided to respond. And he is 100 percent correct, of course.

Drake also said: “There has to be altruism in the universe.”

He’s right, again, one hundred percent because we have volumes of evidence to that effect.

So, Prof Davies, here’s a possible answer to your question, in two parts.

Part 1 of the answer:  “The Cosmos is ethical and altruistic.  The Cosmos supports rebirth. On those notions alone, its difficult to believe that it  would only manifests its splendor in one tiny corner of only one of its multiple domains.”

Part 2 of the answer:  “Given the characteristics described above, IF ‘aliens’ [anyone consciously aware of its full genetic ID, e.g, via ancestral memory] did live among us, would you honestly expect them to come forward and be used by our non-ethical, non-altruistic civilization?”

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God Particle

Posted by feww on April 10, 2008

Updates:

Physicist says “God particle” will be found soon

Peter Higgs, a British physicist, believes scientists can soon prove the existence of a force which gives mass to the universe and makes life possible, a theory he first published 40 years ago.

Higgs, 78, believes a particle called the “Higgs boson” [nicknamed the “God particle” much to his chagrin as he is an atheist] will be found when a vast particle collider at the CERN research center in Switzerland kicks into full gear early 2009.

“The likelihood is that the particle will show up pretty quickly … I’m more than 90 percent certain that it will,” Higgs told reporters.

In the 1960s, the scientists at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) had dismissed Higgs’s theory, which explained why the force, named the Higgs field, must exist.

Today, the scientists widely accept the existence of the invisible field, which they believe came into being several milliseconds after the Big Bang created the universe about 13.73 billion years ago [the age of universe has an uncertainty of about 120 million years.]

Ordinary matter in our universe is made up of atoms. Each atom includes a nucleus composed of protons and neutrons, surrounded by a cloud of electrons. Protons and neutrons are in turn made of quarks, which are bound together by other particles called gluons. The bounds are so strong they have prevented quarks from existing on their own since just after big bang.

Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN will simulate conditions at the time of big bang. Particles colliding at near light speed will generate temperatures 100,000 times hotter than the sun, which would melt protons and neutrons, breaking the quark-gluon bonds and creating a state of matter called quark-gluon plasma. The project collaborators hope that by studying the quark-gluon plasma, as it expands and cools, they can uncover the mysteries of universe.

Higgs, who taught at Scotland’s Edinburgh University, postulated that matter was weightless at the exact moment of the Big Bang, but most of it quickly gained mass because of the presence of a field that combined with the particles as they passed through it.


LHC Particle Collider at CERN. Image may be copyrighted. See FEWW Fair Use Notice.
CERN is currently building the Large Hadron Collider, or LHC. This massive collider is being installed in a tunnel 27 km in circumference. CERN claims by studying collisions at very high energies its physicists could make progress in understanding the mysteries of how universe was born.

It is not known how long it might take to analyze the big bang simulation data, despite using bleeding edge supercomputers, before any evidence of the god particle could be found.

“I may have to keep the champagne on ice for a while yet.” Said Higgs.

“It all happens so fast that the appearance of the boson may be hidden in the data collected, and it could take a long time for the analysis to find it,” said Higgs. “If it doesn’t,” he said, “I shall be very, very puzzled.” Report

Cost of LHC Project: About $10 billion.

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