Crackpot Spammer Ch. 08byTaunus©
Disclaimer: The following simulated dialogue is fictional. No resemblance to any person, living or dead, is neither intended nor should be inferred.
Taunus Trumbo is on line.
Faustus Mortal is on line.
Taunus Trumbo: I saw a TV show on "Science". They explained the formation of the elements. From Hydrogen at the Big Band, to the elements Helium through Iron from stars, to all the heavy elements via super novae. Their theory is different from yours.
Faustus Mortal: Believe what you will. I have a model. Start with nothing and experience pair production: a positron with energy and an electron. The positron's standing wave flattens out and is tangent to the positron at a single point. From that point there are three degrees of freedom created via inversion of the spheres, of lengths 4pi, (4pi-1/pi), and (4pi-2/pi), whose product just happens to be 1836.15...
Taunus Trumbo: Convenient numerology.
Faustus Mortal: These then become one "Ur-atom": protons, electrons, and the two fusing to from neutrons. It's like the periodic table, only bigger and bigger, expanding many times. Like Sharp, Principal, Diffuse, and Fine (SPDF). ((And "g," whatever that is.))
Taunus Trumbo: What's to prevent it from expanding forever?
Faustus Mortal: I'm glad that you asked. The Fermat primes don't go on forever. The sporadic groups don't either, but "why" is a monster of a problem. And we have no idea whether the Mersenne primes stop after some point or not.
Taunus Trumbo: You are implying that the periodic table might expand into some huge atom and stop?
Faustus Mortal: Yes, and then "Big Bang."
Taunus Trumbo: Preposterous. How does this explain heavy elements?
Faustus Mortal: Better than that, how do the super novae explain the fact that ores aren't all alloys? If all of the elements heavier than Iron were fused at once, then why aren't there mixtures of metals?
Taunus Trumbo: I don't know.
Faustus Mortal: I see one huge Ur-atom with separate decay sequences, symmetrically producing metals and isotopes. Witness that Iron's isotopes are constant throughout the universe. This should not happen from a super novae creation theory.
Taunus Trumbo: hmm...
Faustus Mortal: Look at the number of atoms in each period of the periodic table: 2, 8, 8, 18, 18, 32, 32, 50, 50,... The totals are: 2, 10, 18, 36, 54, 86, 118, 168, 218,...
Taunus Trumbo: The sequence stops with stable elements in period 7.
Faustus Mortal: But at the instant of the Big Bang there is no time, no radioactive decay. What's to limit the number of periods? Perhaps some mathematics? Some "less well" understood math! It is claimed that the number of possible elements is limited by the velocity of light on electrons or the so-called proton-neutron drip lines. But what is velocity without time? (grins)
Taunus Trumbo blinks.
Faustus Mortal: Imagine some complicated set of mathematical rules that eventually terminate pair-production. The final period. At that moment the Ur-Atom may just disintegrate as the Big Bang.
Taunus Trumbo: And you have such a limiting value?
Faustus Mortal: If I did, I would certainly not tell you. Three times I advanced to a candidate for a PhD in physics. Three times I was an All But Dissertation (ABD). Nineteen years, yes NINETEEN years and three worthless master's degrees. Working jobs while going to school, enduring hard lessons, and gaining nothing.
Taunus Trumbo: That's tough. But energy? What does all this theory have to do with energy?
Faustus Mortal: Decompose the proton.
Faustus Mortal: Fire an electron accelerated with precisely 48*pi -- 8/pi times the electron mass.
Taunus Trumbo: So that decomposes the proton into energy plus positron. But how to harness such stuff?
Faustus Mortal: Do I look like the Shell(R) Answer Man?
Taunus Trumbo: It looks too complicated. What's wrong with wind, geo-thermal, bio-fuels, and solar?
Faustus Mortal: too erratic, too inaccessible, too expensive, and only good on sunlit days. Besides, some of these "sources" will not function at 60 cycles. That Hertz (hurts). We need to redo all our electric appliances.
Taunus Trumbo: That would be very expensive.
Faustus Mortal: For sure. But it's windy.
Taunus Trumbo: It seems as though the Fossil Fuel Fellowship is funding known failures.
Faustus Mortal: You must be a genius to figure that out. Finally there is "Old King Coal" who will come as the messiah to save the day.
Taunus Trumbo: That's so nice to know: Clean Coal at last.
Faustus Mortal: But it's affordable.
9 Aug 2011 Taunus Trumbo