Hot weather universe theory: Quantum graphity
|August 20, 2012||Posted by News under Cosmology, News|
Surely a spoof. No?
From “Big Bang Theory Challenged by Big Chill” (Science Daily, August 20, 2012), we learn,
“A new theory, known as Quantum Graphity, suggests that space may be made up of indivisible building blocks, like tiny atoms. These indivisible blocks can be thought about as similar to pixels that make up an image on a screen. The challenge has been that these building blocks of space are very small, and so impossible to see directly.”
However James Quach and his colleagues believe they may have figured out a way to see them indirectly.
“Think of the early universe as being like a liquid,” he said. “Then as the universe cools, it ‘crystallizes’ into the three spatial and one time dimension that we see today. Theorized this way, as the Universe cools, we would expect that cracks should form, similar to the way cracks are formed when water freezes into ice.”
Building blocks are not indivisible by definition. That is part of what being a building block means.
They need to start with another metaphor.