posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 07:26 PM
Wow. All I can say. Wow.
I'm not usually awe-stricken by science, but this is really profound.
I'm not impressed by natural fission or the possibility of an ancient civilization (yeah, right), but by the further evidence of drift in the
fundamental constants. I've read about that elsewhere, but I never really considered the implications.
It's possible that we discover, just as the universe's speed-limit comes from an asymptotic energy requirement, that time itself (in reverse) runs
asymptotically. Basically, that what we think we see as the beginning of the universe is actually an instant that we can never reach if time flowed
backwards... in other words, that the universe has ALWAYS been in existence. The implications of changing universal constants are unthinkably
powerful, and nearly infinite.
This makes me very excited to see what the next generation of physicists can make of the origins of the universe! I rarely do this, but star+flag for