Thursday, February 5, 2015

GOD, GUNS, GRITS, GRAVY, COSMOLOGY AND CHIVAS REGAL




Today my wife bought me a bottle of twelve year old Chivas Regal Scotch Whiskey and I am enjoying my second glass. 



Until you get melancholy and philosophical (and whiskey helps) you miss the point that we are  creatures with limited-intelligent living in a meaningless world; and since we are all alive only through happenstance, if we do value above all things moments of enjoyment we are squandering our chance existence.

We only need to pull our heads away from daily triviality and ponder infinity to realize how unimportant the human race - and you and I are.

Now wrap your mind around this: we are God’s chosen little pissants creatures living on a tiny spec in the Milky Way Galaxy, but it doesn't stop there - our Milky Way Galaxy is only one of millions of other galaxies inside our universe. 



Cosmology is the scientific study of the universe.    The only actual truths known among cosmologist are that our universe is 13.7 billion years old and that when astronomers peer out into the universe they can only see to a distance of 42 billion light years (known as our Cosmic Horizon) as this is how far light can have traveled since the Big Bang.  Almost everything else proposed by cosmologist is speculation. 


The only difference between a science fiction writer and a cosmologist is the sci-fi writer tells a story - since they are both speculating from a known to an unknown. 

Common sense tells us that space does not stop at our Cosmic Horizon and that there must be realms beyond our observable universe; but we have no ability to ever see or know this for a fact. 



The Idea that space has no end is beyond our meager ability to comprehend – some things just are.

Cosmologist have speculated that we are living in a bubble universe, brought about by the Big Bang - and that our bubble is composes of particles like electrons, quarks etc. that are held together by forces like electromagnetism and gravity - and that our bubble continues to expand.
 
Outside of our bubble are other bubbles produced by the same or similar eruption – some having very different types of physics, particles and forces.

 Outside our bubble exist an infinite number of other bubble universes. 

 

In other words: mankind is an insignificant creature and our personal existence is an anomaly: so why, as pseudo-intelligent life forms, are we squandering our brief existence on wars and politics and dividing factions and on the trivial minutia of everyday existence without stopping to enjoy a glass of Chivas Regal Scotch Whiskey?

I’m just asking
the Ol’Buzzard





22 comments:

  1. It is possible that our universe is just one little part in a much larger universe and that universe is a little part in yet a much much larger universe and now I need tylenol! ha ha ha ha

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    1. Actually the universe sits on a turtle - and it is turtles all the way down.
      O'B

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    2. I thought it sits on the backs of three elephants standing on a giant turtle??

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    3. No, it sits on the head of my dick.

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  2. Everything going on out there is a form of cosmic sex.

    I get hooked on Peppermint Schnapps.

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  3. What if our bubble is a sub-particle like a quark. Hmmmm.

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    1. What if our galaxy is one atom on a giant aliens ass?
      O'B

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  4. You've got your priorities straight, LOL!

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    1. At least as long as the liquor last.
      O'B

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    1. Not necessarily a bad thing: it might feel good.
      O'B

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  6. Multiple universes started by multiple "Big Bangs" is something to think about. (Maybe some day someone will discover that one of the universes or galaxies has stopped expanding and is now contracting, gravity, you know. The ultimate recycling.)

    And parallel universes is another thing to think about. John Oliver asked Stephen Hawking if there could be a parallel universe where he is smarter than Stephen Hawking and the answer was yes, also one where he is funny!!

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    1. An infinite number of universes is like an infinite number of monkeys on typewriters - where one would eventually type Hamlet: but he other 99.9999% would just throw feces.
      O'B

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  7. Most humans have had at least one mind altering experience in which suddenly it all makes sense. Then you regain consciousness and dang if I can remember what I was talking about...I like the concept of infinity lurking in a glass of Chivas, it does, you know.

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    1. Absolutely: the universe is in a glass of Chivas.
      O'B

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  8. There may be millions of universes out there but I don't have to waste time pondering on it cuz I just don't give a shit. :-)

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    1. Actually, I don't either. My priorities are bacon, good whiskey and sex: but not in that order.
      O'B

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  9. Chivas is nice; Glenlivet is good but expensive if you buy 18 year old stuff (I can't) and these days it is Jameson Irish Whiskey all the way. Pondering the imponderables of life is only useful when you recognize it is useless and accompany it with good whiskey. If the universe is 13.7 billion years old, how can we see 42 billion light years?

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  10. I always knew I was insignificant. You just proved it. Thanks a lot.

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    1. Don't let it make you humble - now is all there really is.
      O'B

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COMMENT: Ben Franklin said, "I imagine a man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false."