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By Alexander Vilenkin”>
Alex Vilenkin – Many Worlds in One article by Mark of Cosmic Variance drew my interest again after reading with a new perspective gained from understandng some implications about the “anthropic principle.”
Sometimes I even still hold to the idea it is better not to touch this topic because of the greeness with which insight has now taken over. This greeness resides against the reason with which such logic is necessary in regards ot the debate between Susskind and Smolin.
I do not want to be blinded by the razzle dazzle either of men leading this debate, so as to the layman’s pursuite of understanding, I hope to show what I am seeing?
While I have not read the book either I am still “drawn to the debate” about what the “anthropic reasoning” is talking about at a fundamental level? Scared yes, and on wobbly legs so I continue.
So as a layman I am curious too ,about views here and what the basis could lead too, in terms of what our universe had become?
If “carbon” wasn’t present at the beginning, then how would you explain our universe?
Because the triple-alpha process is unlikely, it requires a long period of time to produce carbon. One consequence of this is that no carbon was produced in the Big Bang because within minutes after the Big Bang, the temperature fell below that necessary for nuclear fusion.
Ordinarily, the probability of the triple alpha process would be extremely small. However, the beryllium-8 ground state has almost exactly the energy of two alpha particles. In the second step, 8Be + 4He has almost exactly the energy of an excited state of 12C. These resonances greatly increase the probability that an incoming alpha particle will combine with beryllium-8 to form carbon. The existence of this resonance was predicted by Fred Hoyle before its actual observation based on its necessity for carbon to be formed.
I too hate the idea of the “law of crackpostism,” yet research back to mendeleev table in regards to Newland, raised interesting ideas about the future of testbility?
A “harmonical disseration” about the ways we will in the fuure be able to map the elements in “photonic imagery” devised to work within carbon processes?
What were the ground rules for this universe?
He is best known for discovering the element plutonium, with Edwin McMillan. He led the team that devised the chemical process for extraction of plutonium.
Seaborg served as chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission from 1961 until 1971.
He and McMillan shared the 1951 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for research into transuranic elements.
Having a framework here in which to establish the elemental nature of our universe, how is it that such principals inherent in “string theory” should not direct our attention to what is a viable indicator of what will fill the spaces between, as Mendeleev was able to do in prediction?
While one has been introduce to the “allotopes of Coxeter,” it is not without some thought that “planck length,” along with the understanding of what “geometrical inhernetness?” qunatum geometry, would also spew forth from the very basis of the beginning of that big bang?
So while I have shown the allotrope here, and dimensional perspective developed, what degrees of freedom say that the space would allow all constants of nature to be described here, and allowed such geometrical principals to form in the bucky ball of carbon, carbon nanotubes?
It was not wihtout directing our attention to the immediacy of that big bang in the microsecond of “planck time” that we are at a loss then?
The last major changes to the periodic table was done in the middle of the 20th Century. Glenn Seaborg is given the credit for it. Starting with his discovery of plutonium in 1940, he discovered all the transuranic elements from 94 to 102. He reconfigured the periodic table by placing the actinide series below the lanthanide series. In 1951, Seaborg was awarded the Noble prize in chemistry for his work. Element 106 has been named seaborgium (Sg) in his honor.