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Mad science gone horribly, horribly wrong(or right).

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Nothing like reading strange science articles to bring me out of a funk.

A very merry unbirthday.

A group of scientists perform a rather rigorous experiment involving plumb bobs, and here's a synopsis.
Theoretically, a wieght at the end of a string is going to move towards the earth's center of gravity. So, if you take two such plumb bobs, and dangle them down say, a mile long shaft, the nearer they get to the center of the earth the nearer together they should get. However, when the scientists did this (taking many many precautions to prevent any interfecence of air currents, motion, swinging and magnetisim, they got the opposite result- that the bobs divirged.

This brings us to the rather interesting, and somewhat nonsensical "hollow earth" theory. The earth is a sphere- but a hollow one. We live not on the outer surface of the earth, but on the inner surface of a hollow sphere. Interesting, no? This would mean that everything else we observe in the universe is INSIDE of our sphere. This makes little sense, doesn't it? After all, it just doesn't fit with what we know of things from space travel- hell, we've all seen pictures of the earth from space, and it's a ball, and we're on the outside...

Yet, I propose that the hollow earth theory is not false- nor would our more practical view of the universe be false. It's a matter of perspective. Now, i'm not just spouting the old, "point of view" rhetoric. There is a reason to say this. It's a matter of turning our frame of reference inside out. Take a tennis ball, and from one side, cut in half way towards the center, then turn it inside out. It remains a sphere, right? Now do this on a multidimensional scale... in four, maybe five dimensions, it's perfectly possible to have it be right side out, and inside out at the same time! I can almost see it, but not clearly enough to explain it to you.

  • Only thing I don't like about the theory... it's too earth-centric. Why Earth? Why not Mars? Why not a planet in another system?... but wait.... what if it's universally true of all univeral bodies? In that case... couldn't you tunnel from anyone... to any other... ?
    • It's not Earth-centric at all... at least not MY version (the normal hollow earth theory is, to be sure, terracentric). It holds true of EVERY planet- hell, every MASS, and every empty point in vacuum...

      all at the same time, they both contain only themselves (conventional view), but are also inside out, containing the entire universe.
  • owie... make the bad man stop.

    Manda... it's Earth because we're ON Earth. But then again, maybe there are other places like this... how would we travel between them?
    • That was really my point. "We" always view ourselves as the center of the universe, the pinnicle of creation, etc. This isn't just as a species - look at our religious factions striving for "truth". :;shrug:: Besides... if you push up the dimensions... couldn't you make all "internal" spaces really external points? ::grin:; How messy
      • that's what I was trying to say... all of our outsides are also insides, and vice versa, and that's how any point can contain all others...
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