Submitted by Bo Peng
The Grand Unified Theory of Physics and Economics
This is too interesting to pass.
Roger Penrose, knighted prof of Oxford, and co-workers have just found evidence supporting his theory
that the inflationary Universe, a term used to describe the rapid
expansion of space-time, is not a one-time catastrophe originating from
the Big Bang, but rather a cyclic phenomena.
Economists are known
as those who can't make it in math and physics. Well take this you
mathists and physicists. Not to mention PhD economists from decent
departments, but even econobloggers, and EVEN people who read
econobloggers have known for a long time that inflation is cyclic.
There, we now have a Grand Unified Theory of Physics and Econmics. This is just too beautiful to be wrong.
how assuring to know that life will somehow reincarnate after the
coming hyper-inflation. Could gold be only thing surviving the Big Bang,
and thus the only medium carrying some shreds of survivors from the old
But what if the space-time doesn't like this whole
inflation business and somehow evolves a strategy to moderate it (yes,
evolution of the laws of physics or The Space-time Itself)? Even more
intriguing, what if such strategy is dictated by one being? What if that
one being is The Big Ben...I mean Big Bang Itself? What if It screws up
-- would the entire Universe just go *poof* for good in one last
spectacular inflationary bubble?