Category Archives: physics

Thesis: Age 26

26 years ago I came into existence. The internal debate between whether soul or consciousness exists is especially fierce this day each year. I’m working on it.

What have I accomplished?
Taught a class, straight(ish) A student, Honors College, visited the East Coast, West Coast, and the Midwest, learned how to code, almost got featured in a magazine, and that’s only since January.
I’m doing alright, I suppose.

More importantly, The Human Race is in dire straights. We must come together to end the wars in the Middle East, to reduce Greenhouse Emissions, and to take back our American Economy. The Earth will live on with or without us.
I should probably get to work on this warp drive (and a more scientifically literate name for it). It’s not going to build itself.

I do not fear aging; I embrace it. Omw to sagehood.

Fun with Alcohol: On the Existence of Infinity

Disclaimer: I do not believe infinity exists in nature.

This one is brief and as of yet, a work in progress. In order for most of our current laws of physics to work, the concept of Infinity has to exist in nature. However, in some places such as the singularity of a black hole or the edges of the universe, our current laws break down. We cannot quantify infinity. So I propose a thought experiment, involving everyone’s favorite beverage;
Alcohol.

Using data collected by researchers at Ohio State University, astronomers have found vast quantities of pure, ice cold, delicious alcohol in an interstellar cloud some 10,000 light years from Earth.

This beer cloud, as I’m (unofficially) officially naming it right now, is an unimaginably large amount of liquid happiness. In fact, if you, or more preferably I, were to have this entire beer cloud fermented and transformed into one’s favorite beer, there would be more than one could consume in an entire lifetime. Even if, from birth until a virtually impossible lifespan of 80 years or so, one were to drink oneself into a perpetually drunken state, indefinitely pushing the limits of alcohol poisoning and remaining just outside of the reach of death’s sobering embrace, it may appear to the inebriated onlooker that the cloud had not diminished an ounce in size.
Thus, we can conclude that the beer cloud is effectively infinite in size because one person could drink from it for the entirety of one’s life, which to that person, is all of time.
One could drink from the beer cloud for infinity.
But the cloud is indeed quantifiable. From this scenario, we reach the conclusion that infinity is a number that can be counted to.
Of course this is very preliminary, but it can also be promising in disproving the Existence Of Infinity.

#infinity
#alcohol