Friday, March 22, 2013




 "Do I dare disturb the Universe?"
Drawing and caption by yours truly M.L. Squier
[p.s., The light on the edges is coming from another universe.]
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

“You can get very, very strange answers to problems when you start thinking about what different observers might see in different universes.”

George Efstathiou, director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmology at the University of Cambridge


Humans occupy one solar system, in one galaxy, in one universe; but there may be dozens, hundreds, thousands…

Who knows just how many other universes are out there!

I don’t know if this is good news or bad news.

One thing for sure, men are not even close to reaching the end of their minds’ tethers.

Those tethers seem to get longer and longer by the second, just as our universe expands, but more slowly than previously thought:

The concept known as the Hubble constant, which measures how fast the universe is expanding, was adjusted to be about 3 percent slower than scientists had thought.

My blood pressure has gone down knowing this.

  I will sleep more soundly knowing that our universe is not expanding as fast as I thought it was.

Well, actually I never thought it was or wasn’t.

Who does?

 The Astroscientists, that’s who.

They chase after the big bang as if it’s a hole that’s missing from a donut, but in this case, THE COSMIC DONUT (Bavarian crème or jelly filled?)

It is awfully ironic that just as we seem to be ending our stay upon this tiny blue dot called Earth, the scientists---those inquisitive Astroscientists---believe that they are getting closer and closer to solving the riddles of Cosmology:

“We understand the very early universe potentially better than we understand the bottom of our oceans,” said Bob Nichols, director of the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth in Britain.

Howdy-Doody and Whoopee Do!
Raise the flag and fire the fireworks!
Give me more Space!
Truth is marching home!
Time is marching on!









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