February 23, 2006

The History of the Universe in 200 Words or Less. Take a deep breath....

by Eric Schulman

Quantum fluctuation. Inflation. Expansion. Strong nuclear interaction. Particle-antiparticle annihilation. Deuterium and helium production. Density perturbations. Recombination. Blackbody radiation. Local contraction. Cluster formation. Reionization? Violent relaxation. Virialization. Biased galaxy formation? Turbulent fragmentation. Contraction. Ionization. Compression. Opaque hydrogen. Massive star formation. Deuterium ignition. Hydrogen fusion. Hydrogen depletion. Core contraction. Envelope expansion. Helium fusion. Carbon, oxygen, and silicon fusion. Iron production. Implosion. Supernova explosion. Metals injection. Star formation. Supernova explosions. Star formation. Condensation. Planetesimal accretion. Planetary differentiation. Crust solidification. Volatile gas expulsion. Water condensation. Water dissociation. Ozone production. Ultraviolet absorption. Photosynthetic unicellular organisms. Oxidation. Mutation. Natural selection and evolution. Respiration. Cell differentiation. Sexual reproduction. Fossilization. Land exploration. Dinosaur extinction. Mammal expansion. Glaciation. Homo sapiens manifestation. Animal domestication. Food surplus production. Civilization! Innovation. Exploration. Religion. Warring nations. Empire creation and destruction. Exploration. Colonization. Taxation without representation. Revolution. Constitution. Election. Expansion. Industrialization. Rebellion. Emancipation Proclamation. Invention. Mass production. Urbanization. Immigration. World conflagration. League of Nations. Suffrage extension. Depression. World conflagration. Fission explosions. United Nations. Space exploration. Assassinations. Lunar excursions. Resignation. Computerization. World Trade Organization. Terrorism. Internet expansion. Reunification. Dissolution. World-Wide Web creation. Composition. Extrapolation?
Posted by Vanderleun at February 23, 2006 10:08 AM
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"It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper N.B.: Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately. Comments that exceed the obscenity or stupidity limits will be either edited or expunged.

What a load of crap! Notice any words that said Plasma? Organization of matter by electrically ionized gases and magnetic forces? How about the fact that the sun is not powered by hydrogen fusion in its core but in a charged glow state at it's rim? That the temp of the surface of the sun is 6000 Kelvin while a hundred kilometers above the surface the temp is millions of degrees and ionized particles are accelerated which wouldn't be possible in fusion core model?

Physicists (most of them now) are so full of crap one hardly knows where to begin. Big Bang? Puh-leeze. What a hoary and completely inept old myth.

Posted by: mark b at February 23, 2006 3:05 PM

mark b, Interesting retort. Would you be able to recommend any references/resources (blogs/urls) to elaborate on your comment. Mr. Schulman's piece bears copyright of 1997, so, sure it might be dated. I would be curious to know what your alternative to the "hoary" Big Bang?

Posted by: John at February 23, 2006 5:18 PM

mark b:

Looks like they forgot "exasperation".

Posted by: Mumblix Grumph at February 23, 2006 11:08 PM

Let there be light.

Posted by: Dennis at February 24, 2006 3:19 PM

Dr. Schulman, please. :) And if anything, the last ten years have brought increased confidence in the big bang model.


Posted by: Eric Schulman at February 21, 2008 6:55 PM