Archives for April 1, 2008

April Foo — oh, you were serious?

There was a paper posted today that I thought was an April Fools’ Day joke, entitled Was There a Big Bang? Ha ha, thought I, of course there was; I just wrote all about it two weeks ago. But no, this is a legitimate paper, or at least is attempting to be. (There was even…

Cosmic Conspiracies!

There are a number of parameters that we deal with in cosmology that have no dimensions; that is, they’re just numbers. And yet, there are a remarkable number of coincidences that just “happen to be that way” in our Universe. Douglas Scott, in this paper, points out some of the more puzzling ones, including: The…