Skip to comments.Leading Harvard physicist has a radical new theory for why humans exist
Posted on 11/15/2015 7:47:38 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Where do we come from? There are many right answers to this question, and the one you get depends on who you ask.
For example, an astrophysicist might say that the chemical components of our bodies were first forged in the nuclear fires of stars.
On the other hand, an evolutionary biologist might look at the similarities between our DNA and that of other primates' and conclude we evolved from apes.
Lisa Randall, a theoretical physicist at Harvard University, has a different, and novel answer, which she describes in her latest book, "Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs."
Randall has written other popular science books, including the New York Times bestseller "Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions." Her studies at Harvard explore theoretical particle physics and cosmology.
In her latest book, she posits that the extinction of the dinosaurs -- necessary for the emergence of humans -- is linked to dark matter. Dark matter is the mysterious, invisible matter that astronomers estimate makes up 85% of all matter in our universe.
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What does Dr. Sheldon Cooper have to say on this subject?
Oh, and shut-up.
Dark matter is not a fruit topping. It isn't a stain remover. It won't get your pickup truck 40 MPG.
There is only theoretical proof of it's existence and it's presence is only necessary to prop up yet other theories that probably aren't right either.
“Why do humans exists?”
God created us.
Thank you, and enjoy your day.
Silly grant pimping rabbit. We are here because God made us.
We need to understand what happens to the solar system during its 250 million year long orbit around the galactic center. It might help understand why we have mass extinctions, ice ages and climate change.
When our ego get’s in the way of understanding, we will pay the piper sooner or later.
It is a sort of cosmic fudge-factor to make the current quantum equations 'work'.
Prove the existence of dark matter and dark energy and then her theory might be worthy of consideration.
Dark Matter is concentrated at Mizzou.
Thus the questions, how did He do it, and why did He do it they way He did?
I think God wants us to seek these mysteries. Besides, physics and mathematics are fun.
Bingo. It is a mathematical construct created to make all the other math work out, IMHO.
It's lucky for us science is so dedicated to eliminating the "myth" of Creation, and substituting such empirical facts in its place.
It reminds me of an old Steve Martin skit in which he said he felt unsatisfied because science was too cold and calculating, while religion was just too esoteric. The punch line was "Fortunately for me, I have my lucky astrology mood watch, or I wouldn't believe in ANYTHING!"
If there is dark matter and if there is a disk of the stuff crossing our orbit in a regular pattern, then there might be something to this hypothesis.
Ho hum. She ran out of string theory, and latched onto this.
The really interesting question is not where humans came from, but where DNA came from.
It’s the necessary ingredient for life to reproduce, and all life we’ve ever seen has it (except for some viruses that hijack other cells DNA), yet DNA is such a complex molecule, we don’t know how it arose from a simpler molecule.
Philosophers have debated this subject for centuries and all that they can conclude is that we think and so we exist.
We really don't understand consciousness and the problem is that we are constrained by our senses. The real world looks nothing like what our senses tell us. Our senses are only a construct to help us survive and procreate.
If the brain is an organ that simply processes sensory information from our senses and stores that information in memories, then what drives the brain to create new ideas that didn't exist before and string those ideas together into a very complex and abstract models that explain how nature behaves through the scientific process.
These professors seem to exist only for the next government grant.
So...the “ether” they spilled oceans of ink deriding for the past century is back in vogue now?
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