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15 March 2006

The most intriguing fallout from this idea has to do with the strength of the vacuum energy inside the dark energy star. This energy is related to the star's size, and for a star as big as our universe the calculated vacuum energy inside its shell matches the value of dark energy seen in the universe today. "It's like we are living inside a giant dark energy star," Chapline says.

*head explodes*
posted by jelly 15 March | 01:59
I told you all the "universe" was just a single-celled organism in a tiny fragment of God's toejam and all of we "people" are just some of the strange sub-supra-atomic particles that make up that organism, and did you believe me then? Nooooooooooooo, you just blamed the LSD. Fuckers, who's laughing now, eh?
posted by WolfDaddy 15 March | 03:02
Today young men on acid realize that all matter is merely energy condensed into a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Here's Tom with the weather.
posted by mike9322 15 March | 08:04
Heheh. I have a T-shirt with that Bill Hicks quote on the back, and a portrait of him smoking a cigarette on the front.

Zoom out even further than this and you'll find that this big dark matter star is in its own galaxy of dark matter stars, and there are lots of those galaxies, and all of them add up to a fucking cosmic bunny rabbit or something else.

There's no limit to scale. All this talk of how large the universe is sounds like a straw man just waiting to be toppled, to me.

The expansion/contraction between big bangs is just a heartbeat, folks. It's all about little flecks of matter separated by large empty spaces, and the rhythms that move them all in circles. You knew that!
posted by scarabic 15 March | 11:09
It's been well documented that as the size of a black hole increases the density required to form the black hole decreases. It's very possible that the universe is inside of a ginormous black hole (under current astrophysical theory, without having to reconsider to this guy's hypotheses).
posted by porpoise 15 March | 12:56
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