UFODVD - 2018
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I just want to ask you a few questions about the Fine-Structure Constant. I'm told that you could shed some light on it, how it could be used as a benchmark for determining intelligence or pinpointing a location in space.
-Using the FSC to determine intelligence is fairly straightforward, but using it to pinpoint a location in space is problematic. Say the FSC is different in different parts of space, which there's essentially no evidence of. If the FSC did depend on things like local density, and if two places, way far apart from each other had the same local density, they might also have the same FSC.
And it's close to 0.007297.
-That's the Fine-Structure Constant, but it's in 14-digit chunks. I think maybe they're trying to figure out how smart we are. Or they're trying to tell us they're from a planet that has the same physical laws as ours.
I mean, math, science, physics? It's a young person's game. Riemann. Galois. Einstein.
-Eugne Ehrhart was 60 when he got his PhD. The Ehrhart polynomial? Yitang Zhang was 57 when he proved that there were an infinite number of consecutive pairs of primes. That were separated by less than 70 million.
-Schrodinger. Frohlich. Smale.
Type I is a global civilization that controls an energy level roughly equivalent to all of the solar energy striking the planet's surface. Ten to the sixteen or seventeen watts. Type ll controls all the energy from a star and Type lll is galactic. Right now, we are about a Type 0.7.
Okay, so if this is the distance between the Sun and the Earth, how far do you think the next closest star is?
-Proxima Centauri? Twenty feet?
See, 71? About twice as far as that, 4.3 miles. Now, if that's our scale, how big do you think the galaxy is? You'd have to keep walking in that direction until you got right back here; All the way around the world, and then do that three more times. And that's just our galaxy. There are at least 100 billion other galaxies out there.
*Opening text prologue:
Hydrogen atoms emit light at specific energy levels. These energies are determined by the Fine-Structure-Constant. Fine-Structure Constant - 0.0072973525664(17) The FSC is a mysterious number that appears in many calculations of the most fundamental physics of our universe... but we have no idea where it comes from. The atmosphere, the stars, the air we breathe, even our shoelaces have an atomic makeup that include this enigmatic number. it is a mathematical concept that would be recognized anywhere in the universe. Math. In 1974, Frank Drake, Carl Sagan, and several other scientists sent the Arecibo Message into space. It contained basic math and other information intended to establish contact with other life in the universe. They aimed it at the star cluster M13, and the world waited in anticipation for a response... but it would take 22,800 years for the message to reach someone in M13... unless they come to us first.
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