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Monday, 1 July 2019

Are planets evolutionary lab experiments? (3)

Astronomers have their own chicken and egg question: "it could be that the black holes appear first and then galaxies form around them, or it could be that the presence of many stars forming a galaxy pushes mass together and creates the black hole." (Digital Trends) This question may have been answered as a supermassive black hole was noticed in a tiny galaxy.

After reading that news, I got an epiphany: what if black holes are similar to umbilical cords? A black hole, being an umbilical cord, would then imply the existence of an embryo (galaxy) and a "parent" (?galaxy?). Given the nature of umbilical cords, this would also imply that "transport" can occur. This might imply that black holes equal wormholes

My search for symmetry and balance between the Universe and life on Earth is nothing new. Quanta magazine June 2019: "Lurking behind Einstein’s theory of gravity and our modern understanding of particle physics is the deceptively simple idea of symmetry. But physicists are beginning to question whether focusing on symmetry is still as productive as it once was."

Moreover, it could and/or would explain the relentless focus of ancient civilisations on astronomy and astrology. Also see the question in my recent blog Astrology (2): "Why would they believe (at least 7,000 years ago) that the alignment of planets and stars is meaningful and not just random??"

Disclose-2015: "The first person to think of the universe as a great organism was the Greek philosopher Anaxagoras, but the idea of ​​the universe as a living organism was largely formulated by Plato, then by the Stoics, Plotinus and Neoplatonism."

Disclose-2015: "According to the “organismic” view, the structures that make up the universe, galaxies, black holes, quasars, stars, nebulae, planets and us included, should be considered as the tissue of a living giant, something as the parts of the body of the universe."

In the 1970's, chemist Dr James Lovelock (b. 1919) and microbiologist Lynn Margulis (1938-2011) formulated the Gaia hypothesis, which assumed that planet Earth could be a huge organism (eg, James Lovelock, Nature, UniverseToday, Wiki).

Perhaps an analogy may explain the above: What would a microbe within a human stomach think of its own Universe? Would it ever assume that its host is just a tiny (living) organism within a massive (living) Universe? 

Given the microbe analogy, all lifeforms may experience a Droste effect: "the effect of a picture recursively appearing within itself, in a place where a similar picture would realistically be expected to appear."

Dream Within a Dream (1985) by Propaganda

Is all that we see or seem 
But a dream within a dream?

lyrics based on a 1849 poem by Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)

Note: all markings (bolditalicunderlining) by LO unless stated otherwise

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