Showing posts with label cosmology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cosmology. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Conspiratorial Cosmology

Jörg P. Rachen and Ute G. Gahlings submitted an incredibly awesome physics paper back in 2013. I can't improve on the abstract so I am just going to reproduce it below. I highly suggest reading the entire paper (which is a brief 4 pages and a fun read):

Based on the cosmological results of the Planck Mission, we show that all 
parameters describing our Universe within the \Lambda CDM model can be 
constructed from a small set of numbers known from conspiracy theory. Our 
finding is confirmed by recent data from high energy particle physics. This 
clearly demonstrates that our Universe is a plot initiated by an unknown 
interest group or lodge. We analyse possible scenarios for this conspiracy, 
and conclude that the belief in the existence of our Universe is an illusion, 
as previously assumed by ancient philosophers, 20th century science fiction 
authors and contemporary film makers.

The paper is available for free download from the Cornell University Library website - here's the abstract page which provides a variety of different versions of the paper; alternatively here's a direct link to the paper as a PDF.

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