Theories are wonderful, they fascinate me, but sometimes it can be a challenge to keep up with all the changes and new discoveries being made, almost daily it seems. Someone comes along with a wonderful new theory that passes every test imaginable and the scientific community embraces it. Years later it is found to be inaccurate (the technology has improved to achieve even finer limits of testing, or contradictory evidence found) and the theory is discarded or modified.
I am sure that most people will agree that even todays wonderful theories will be modified, or replaced, by even better ones in the near future. So my advice is to never say never, just about anything may be possible. Use your imagination and consider how things may change. For all we know, every 10 billion years gravity may reverse and become a force that repels, light speed may slow down, the heat from cooler bodies may flow into hotter ones. ( I use these ONLY as an example) Anything is possible, you can not say it isn't! Current theories that state that these things can not happen would soon be changed if they did!
I hope you have enjoyed my strange and diverse musings. Your replies will be most welcome. If you think my ideas are just plain crazy, feel entitled to say so. However, whatever your reply, it will not be considered of any merit unless you include your reasons why. Thank you.
For a final thought: I have a favourite bookmark, it has a picture of Garfield, that smug, cunning, lazy, devious but lovable ginger tom cat. He is holding a book and saying " Read the ending first. Life is so uncertain." I couldn't agree more!
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
The Big Bang and related topics In the Beginning
The Big Bang and sub-atomic structure: Big Bang Science
Quantum Mechanics: The Transactional Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
The 'double-slit' experiment re Quantum weirdness: Wheeler's Delayed-Choice Experiment
For the astronomical images I have used, and much more: Hubble Space Telescope
For current astronomical news: Astronomy Now
For news on space weather, auroras, meteor showers, etc: Spaceweather
For real time auroral oval display: CANOPUS - Real Time Auroral Oval
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For those of you interested in further reading, I list below the principle books that I have read, and form the backbone of my personal library, regarding Cosmology, Astronomy, Physics, and related subjects.
'The Origin of the Universe' John Barrow
'The Ascent Of Man' J.Bronowski
'A Short History of Nearly Everything' Bill Bryson
'Paradigms Lost' John L Casti
'A Man on the Moon' Andrew Chaikin
'Bubbles, voids and bumps in time: the new cosmology' James Cornell
'The Alchemy of the Heavens' Ken Croswell
'Wrinkles in time' Davidson & Smoot
'The Mind of God' Paul Davies
'Kinds Of Minds' Daniel C. Dennett
'The World Treasury of Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics' Timothy Ferris
'The Whole Shebang' Timothy Ferris
'Six Not-So-Easy Pieces' Richard Feynman
'QED The strange theory of light and matter' Richard Feynman
'One Giant Leap. The extraordinary story of the moon landings' Tim Furness
'Alice in Quantumland' Robert Gilmore
'The elegant universe' Brian Greene
'Companion to the Cosmos' John Gribbin
'In search of Schrodinger's cat' John Gribbin
'Schrodinger's kittens and the search for reality' John Gribbin
'Blinded by the light' John Gribbin
'A Brief History of Time' Stephen Hawking
'The Universe in a Nutshell' Stephen Hawking
'Hyperspace' Michio Kaku
'The nature of space and time' Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose
'The Emperor's New Mind' Roger Penrose
'The Large, the Small and the Human Mind' Roger Penrose
'The Mathematical Tourist' Ivars Peterson
'The shadows of creation' Michael Riordan and David Schramm
'The Holy Bible' King James Version
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