This Blog comes with a health warning.
What you are about to read in the first link is an attempt to salve part of your conscience in exchange for a cup of 'shade-grown' coffee. If you look up "coffee rainforest destruction" on your server it'll give you lots of tips from experts and charities encouraging you to change from the super-destructive 400 billion cups of coffee drunk every year to a more environmentally friendly version so that the 400 billion cups a year consumed will slow down the supermassive onslaught on your source of oxygen. This one comes top of the list on Google:
Here's the ad... How Coffee Aids in Deforestation of Our Rainforests
Take a minute to read the Blog at Quantumology - not this one, the other one. We're up to our necks in dark matter, fighting an enemy we can't see. Darth Vader will be having a field day. We, on the other hand, are heading straight for self-destruct on a very fast trajectory, powered by an energy we've only just discovered. It's dark. We've been talking about it for years. Millions of years, probably. At no time in history have we ever been so close to meeting it face to face.
Just look at this stuff. Beautiful, isn't it? Dark Matter and energy may be so elusive because maybe they don't actually belong in the world of physics. Perhaps they belong to metaphysics, where singularities break down and the electron becomes a mythical beast we can't identify. This, like all other images of dark matter available at present, is a simulation. Researchers know what DM looks like in spacetime because of the effect it has on light, a subtle knife that can be twisted to advantage. Whether or not we belong to the bond of academic Universe researchers, we're out here on the edge of planetary catastrophe wondering what to do about it. Does this have any bearing on us at all?
We've got enough evidence to piece together that dark and light are two sides of a coin and we have access to both in all formats - spiritually, visually, scientifically etc. Science has it that there's an awful lot of dark stuff out there, but it's invisible because it "doesn't interact with light." Of course it interacts with light, just as positive and negative currents interact with each other. I get so tired of the silly constraints scientists seem to frenziedly scrabble for, because the theory has to match the experiment and if you can't do an experiment (albeit in quantum that's pretty hard, because the bits are too small to see) you have to match it with the math. Different science needs different tools. Minds, waves, particles, brains = any connection???
Clearly the Universe has no interest in our historically plunged constants, it wants to evolve. We are right on the brink - evolve or die. Get it or stuff it, there's no-one to help you. We ran out of bullocks and shekels of silver a long time ago, but there's no-one to run out of patience with us, any more than there was when somebody wrote the Old Testament. God kept on forgiving, saying it was okay to do it all over again, and left us to go out and spoil each other's tents - again. The Universe has time to do it all again, build a new life-form on a planet which is capable of bonding the world inside itself with the one it lives on. The Universe makes gold, but doesn't make anybody value it against the Sun.
Oh Lucifer, Son of the Morning, How Thou Art Fallen.
This is a real photograph of the Boomerang Nebula, discovered in 1998. Good year for the roses.
Kathy is the author of Quantumology. She met up with quantum mechanics in 1997, pledging allegiance to its sources thereafter. These are her personal thoughts and testimonies.