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HAS ALIEN ENERGY FROM ANOTHER WORLD
ACTUALLY BEEN SEEN BY SCIENCE ?
THE NEW YORK TIMES
WEEK IN REVIEW
AFLOAT IN A COSMIC HALL OF MIRRORS
By: George Johnson
Attached Picture of NGC 1999 a nebula in the constellation Orion
Reaching beyond earth, air, fire and water, Aristotle insisted that the heavenly spheres-the realm of the stars and gods-must be composed of something less mundane.
This ethereal fifth essence, or quintessence was the very substance, medieval theologians went on to propose, of which the angels themselves were made.
The whole point of modern astronomy is to banish such mystical notions, proving that everything above consists of no-nonsense matter, that we live in a material world.
But as was clear from Dark Matter 2000, a conference held late last month in Marina del Rey, Calif, the quest is only progressing because of science's willingness to stretch the very meaning of the word "matter".
This once simple stuff is coming to seem as ethereal as anyone could have imagined.
The word ethereal as defined in the dictionary means, Of the celestial spheres; heavenly. Not of this world; spiritual.
PAUSE THERE FOR A MOMENT. HERE YOU HAVE SCIENTISTS REMARKING ABOUT CERTAIN
MATTER BEING "NOT OF THIS WORLD"
So that is a significant statement by the scientists that this discovery does involve something from another world.
Despite hopes to the contrary, it now appears more certain than ever that most of the universe is made from some kind of unworldly "dark matter" that can pass right through ordinary matter, leaving barely a trace.
READ THAT AGAIN: MOST OF THE UNIVERSE. UNWORLDLY DARK MATTER, THAT CAN PASS RIGHT THROUGH ORDINARY MATTER
Scientists are also coming to believe that empty space is pervaded by an equally mysterious "dark energy".
A kind of anti-gravitational umph that is accelerating the cosmic expansion, the explosion set off by the big bang.
With a sense of irony, some physicists are calling this hypothetical new force quintessence- a reminder that Aristotle wasn't so far off in believing that the heavens are more alien and wondrous than meets the earthly eye.
THE NEW INVISIBLE OTHER WORLDLY FORCE
IS BEING CALLED BY PHYSICISTS QUINTESSENCE.
THE SAME WORD USED BY ARISTOTLE
TO DESCRIBE A UNIVERSE VERY ALIEN
QUINTESSENCE CONNECTS TO THE WORD PENTECOST
THE POWER COMING DOWN FROM ABOVE
Here is an amazing fact.
If you look up the word quintessence in the dictionary , you will find a connection to the word Pentecost, and here we are talking about something from another world.
"The actual universe is far more interesting than the universe of science fiction", said Dr. Lawrence M. Krauss, chairman of the physics department at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
"Nature comes up with possibilities that no science fiction writer would dare suggest".
With a foot in both worlds, Dr. Krauss is the author of "The Physics of Star Trek" and "Quintessence", a newly updated book about dark matter and dark energy.
Dark Matter was concocted to get around a disturbing fact: galaxies spin so fast that they should have twirled apart eons ago.
Count the stars in the Milky Way and add up their heft.
The inescapable conclusion is that there isn't nearly enough gravity to hold the whole conglomeration together.
Astronomers originally hoped that something ordinary like dim, burnt-out stars hiding in the galactic outskirts could account for the missing gravity.
But attempts to find these machos, for "massive compact halo objects", have yet to pay off.
Deepening the mystery, cosmologists have concluded that the universe probably couldn't have evolved the way it has unless most of the dark matter is not just dark but invisible-made fromexotic stuff that neither emits nor reflects light.
THE BIBLE SAYS THE SAME THING
In the Bible the Book of Amos says, the day of the Lord is darkness and not light, even very dark with no brightness in it.
What is this barely existing substance ?
Aristotle needed a hypothetical essence with just the right properties to form the luminous heavenly spheres.
The theorists needed to come up with particles that were massive enough to balance the scales of nature and yet interacted only very weakly with ordinary matter.
Otherwise it would be hard to explain why the stuff hadn't already been found.
Tailor - made for this purpose is the "weakly interacting massive particle" or Wimp-the paradoxically powerful rival to the Macho.
WIMP MEANS MEEK OR WEAK
To separate itself from theology, science must find evidence that it's creations are real.
At the recent conference in Marina Del Rey-the full title was Fourth International Symposium on Sources and Detection of Dark Matter in the Universe-astronomers from the University of Rome defended a dramatic claim they had posted on the internet earlier in the month: that they had detected a wind of Wimps blowing through the earth as it moves across the sky.
THE MEEK SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH?
Is this what the Bible means when it says the meek shall inherit the earth.
And since the word quintessence connects this to Pentecost , is this what the Bible means when it says, the spirit descends to earth as a rushing mighty wind.?
READ THAT AGAIN: QUINTESSENCE, PENTECOST, THE BIBLE
THE SPIRIT DESCENDS TO EARTH AS A RUSHING MIGHT WIND
NOW WE KNOW
Detecting a particle that was designed to be almost undetectable is obviously quite a feat.
Other researchers immediately disputed the claim, and a California team that has been diligently seeking Wimps declared that it had found none at all.
And so the question of what accounts for the dark matter remains appropriately up in the air.
Experimenters are also looking for other candidates, like the axion , a lightweight, weakly interacting particle (ghostlier than the famously ghostly neutrino) that was originally devised for an entirely different purpose:
Unless there were axions, physicists realized, an important theory in particle physics would contain a glaring mathematical inconsistency.
Named after a popular laundry detergent, the axion would blot out the stain.
Even farther out into the speculative realm is a very heavy version of theWimp called the Wimpzilla.
And farthest out of all is the so-called mirror matter.
While Wimps would react very reluctantly with ordinary matter, the mirror matter would be even more aloof , apparent only through its gravitational pull.
LOOKING THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY
Interesting here because as they call the essence mirror matter, they locate it in Orion in NGC 1999 which is the reflection nebula.
And in the Bible it says, we now look through a glass darkly but then face to face.
Some physicists speculate that the mirror matter is just regular matter trapped in another dimension.
While its light is stuck inside what amounts to a parallel universe, its gravity comes shining through, bedeviling the astronomer's calculations.
This nether realm might also be home to the dark energy-the quintessence needed to give a boost to the cosmic expansion, explaining why its speeding up instead of slowing down.
Most scientists would rather find answers to the cosmic mysteries without leaving their own universe.
But if this is not possible, there may be some consolation.
Our shining stars would look like dark matter to observers in the mirror world.
If some kind of cosmic justice prevails, astronomers on both side of the looking glass are sharing the same deep sense of confusion.
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