There's a lot of gold in the universe and Scientist are baffled as to why.
SCIENTISTS DAZED AND CONFUSED BY EXTRAORDINARY AMOUNT OF GOLD IN THE UNIVERSE
They say if you spread out all the gold ever mined from the Earth in all of history, it would only cover a football field 18 inches deep.
Now when you wrap you mind around that image, it doesn't seem like very much, especially when you digest the fact that the solar system is literally
brimming with gold but scientists can't quite figure out where all this hard-to-make metal is being created.
Although relatively scarce and difficult to unearth here on our Big Blue Marble, gold is apparently abundant in the general universe. The intense
alchemy required to make the lustrous element, with its unique recipe of 79 protons and 118 neutrons binding together in a violent act of nuclear
fusion to form a single atomic nucleus, makes its widespread occurrence a puzzling affair.
Those rare actions of cosmic transformation can't account for the proliferation of gold on Earth and out in heavens. But the question of exactly
where does the valuable metal originate is something that has researchers scratching their collective heads. Even a new paper published Sept. 15 in
The Astrophysical Journal, which includes the common hypothesis that it comes from collisions between neutron stars, can't support the facts of
gold's major presence.
In a way it lines up with what Erich Von Daniken and Zecharia Sitchin has been saying for years. They say extraterrestrials care about gold and other
precious metals. Why wouldn't they, we do? Daniken wrote a book called The Gold of the gods.
Erich von Däniken, whose books have enthralled millions of readers around the world, now presents astonishing new confirmation for his
revolutionary theories. Erich von Däniken's The Gold of the gods unveils new evidence of an intergalactic "battle of the gods." He explores a
vast, mysterious underworld of Ecuador—caves filled with gold and writings in solid gold that go back to the time of the Great Flood, bolstering von
Däniken's theory of a prehistoric earthly "era of the gods."
Now, I don't agree with Daniken's and Sitchin's assertions that these extraterrestrials are the God of the Bible.
I believe that God is outside of time and space and fined tuned the universe that allows us to exist in this universe. I think Godel's Incompleteness
Theorems and Ontological Proof shows that God necessarily exists in or for us to have contingent existence in the body not in the Spirit. The Bible
tells us that God's Word holds together creation.
He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
The Incompleteness Theorems say:
First incompleteness theorem
Any consistent formal system F within which a certain amount of elementary arithmetic can be carried out is incomplete; i.e., there are statements of
the language of F which can neither be proved nor disproved in F.
Second incompleteness theorem
For any consistent system F within which a certain amount of elementary arithmetic can be carried out, the consistency of F cannot be proved in F
I just think these theorems are so profound.
In other words, there has to be something outside of a system that can't be described by arithmetic within the system itself. So you can draw a
circle around a car and there are statements about the car that can't be proven within the car itself.
I can say, the transmission is almost gone.
I can't prove this. I have to go outside of the car and a mechanic can say, your transmission isn't that bad and I can get it working like new. This
can also extend to abstract statements like.:
The steering wheel is soft.
That can't be proven because someone else can drive the car and say the steering wheel is too hard. This is why Godel was a Platonist. He believed
things like goodness or hardness had a necessary existence outside of the physical. So goodness exist in it's purest form outside of the physical and
we as contingent beings can't experience goodness in it's fullness but only in a limited way like getting accepted to college or contributing to
charity. We can experience the fullness of good through God in the Spirit not by the works in the physical. Hawking recognized that Godel meant the
end of his quest for a theory of everything. He did a talk called, Godel and the End of Physics.
The article ends this way:
"The paper contains references to 341 other publications, which is about three times as many references as typical papers in The Astrophysical
Journal these days," Roederer added. "Pulling all that data together in a useful way amounts to a Herculean effort. Something out there that
scientists don't know about must be making gold."
This would make sense because you can have extraterrestrial civilizations making all of this gold to power some of their technology. We use gold for
all kinds of things:
Gold is the perfect commodity. Resistant to rust and corrosion, gold is the world’s most reliable and durable electrical conductor, essential for
computer electronics and satellite communications technologies.
Medicine - In cancer treatment, radioactive gold isotope particles are set in tissues and used as a source of radiation. Aurothioglucose injections
help in dealing with rheumatoid arthritis. Gold is also applied in life-support devices and some forms of medical diagnosis.
Computers - Laptops, desktop computers, mobile phones and other electronic gadgets all have gold components. These devices require precise and quick
information transmission. Computers need a good conductor, and no other metal does it as well as gold. Nickel and other metals are alloyed for
Electronics - Because gold is such an efficient conductor, it is widely used in electronics. Solid state electronics are susceptible to tarnish and
corrosion, but gold can transmit the currents without risk of corrosion. It can be found in connection strips, connecting wires, soldered joints and
Space Technology – Gold is used by NASA in their space shuttles. The metal is used in circuitry as a connector and conductor. Gold layered polyester
film is applied in spacecraft helping with temperature stabilisation and infrared radiation reflection.