Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Cosmic Coincidence Spotted: An Absurdly Large Number Could Hold The Key To Universal Mysteries .
If you like cosmology, this is a fascinating article.
Here's an excerpt:
"The existence of two large-number coincidences (10^40 and 10^122) now presents a puzzle in itself. It is remarkable enough that the parameters of nature should somehow produce one large-number coincidence,” says Scott Funkhouser, of the Citadel. “For the same basic set of parameters to produce two large-number coincidence problems is essentially preposterous — unless the two problems are related.”
Funkhouser notes that 10^122 is about equal to the cube of 10^40.
That's no coincidence.