'Put on your tiny tinfoil hat
About a week ago I started to get interested in gold after I saw a russian documentary about the precious metal. After I've read a lot of
(mis/dis)info I came to the conclusion that mysteries connected with this element deserve further attention. As a Dutch/german/russian speaker I'm
not that good in english and therefore this tread is prone to be full of gramatical mistakes.
The First Question.
All the mysteries aside one central question pops in my mind :
Question : were did all the gold that exists on our planet come from ?
This turned out to be difficult to answer. The 'old' answer was that it was created in supernova's and before that the answer was that death stars
created the precious metal. The current popular explanation is that it is formed during the collision of neutronstars. Ok I've my tinfoil on and I am
not that eager to follow scientists blindly on that theory. Here is the link to the article
'These explosions make an astonishing amount of heavy atoms. Kasen did a back-of-the-envelope calculation for the June 3 event and found that it
produced about 20 Earth-masses worth of gold. That’s enough gold to fill 100 trillion oil tankers, he said. '
Look that isn't real science that's just an 'back-of-the-envelope calculation' I mean I get that gold is formed at a Neutronstar collision and I
get it's a lot but the universe is also a rather large place isn't it ? Where are the actual scientific calculations I was asking myself ? Being
bedazzled with numbers doesn't make a theory valid....
citing the same article...
But he (Berger) said, “There is no real need to invoke another mechanism.”
Look that is like saying 'dont think any further we know all'. It's like the pope burning gordiano bruno just for stating the obvious. And this is
also not very scientific... I'mean one doesn't invoke mechanism in physics. Mechanism do or don't exists. And if they do exist they have to be
explored. Science is in essence objective...
Gold on earth...
Ok... I get that gold came on earth by impacts of meteors on the early earth. But... Well gold is a very heavy metal and shouldn't all gold be
concentrated in the core ? Why is there even gold on the surface ?
Most of Earth’s gold is trapped in the planet’s core, he said. And, he(Berger) added, there’s a long-standing conjecture that at the very center
of the Earth is a small core that’s pure gold.'
hmmm... Well the material of our planet was formed in previous supernova's wasn't it ? Now it's suddenly neutronstar material ? I mean does
material from an impact actually travel to the core ??? I mean thats 6000km deep ? Well as stated in the article they (scientists) are still debating
With that in my mind I started to look for a scientific calculation on the net how much gold (and other heavy elements) in our universe could actually
be formed... I didn't find a thing.
Tin foil warning !
Again with al the mysteries surrounding the precious metal it's hard not to see certain connections involving fringe science and CT's. But hey it's
ATS so here i go...
Elements have certain property's (like cU is a good conductor) and let for a moment assume that gold has some yet to be discovered property's. It
isn't hard to imagine that exotic (I call materials formed during a collision of neutronstars exotic) could have very special properties just because
they are formed at energys that makes CERN look like a little toy. I say COULD have. But at very high energies weird things happen science already has
proven that !
For instance :
Frogs and people fly at (10> Tesla).
Should you ever guessed that that would happen ? I for instance didn't know that organic matter is diamagnetic. I'm bringing this up just to point
out that materials/elements formed in extreme situations may/could have properties yet to be discovered.
But for now it seem that we will never find out. I mean how do you experiment with gold if you don't have it ? What if there was practical no metal
on earth ? Would it ever be possible to build a electromotor ?
This is where science ends... (GEDAnken) experiment :
What for instance will happen if one rotates a supercooled 500kg solid golden disc at 40 kelvin at a speed of 20000rpm ?
Don't get me wrong I am not saying that something will happen. But IF I DO no-one can prove me wrong. Most of you would say notting will happen. But
let for a moment assume that I have a very good theory that some effect will happen. Isn't the scientific way to investigate the matter ?
But hey who on earth will fund a scientist that needs 500kg gold just to prove some theory. This is where science meets the real world... The idea of
a element having a unknow property is just too far fetched. Science advances in very small steps because of funding. And also science isn't objective
So If gold has some unknow property we might never know it because of MONEY and greed.