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Fate of the universe -- Revealed
by Tim DeLaney

I have solved one of the deepest riddles of the universe, and I wish to share this discovery with this group. For purely personal reasons, I have named this theory the Blinuc-Guaca theory of everything. (B-G TOE)

The theory is developed using an obscure branch of mathematics that combines differential equations, set theory, and four dimensional determinant matrices. It took me ten years to develop this branch, and another 20 years to fully understand it, so forgive me if I don't show the math. Believe me, you wouldn't understand it anyway.

B-G TOE is derived from, and is is an elaboration of, string theory. It turns out that there are four fundamental kinds of strings, which I will refer to (somewhat unimaginatively) as S1, S2, S3, and S4. Why four? Well, for one thing, four is the smallest non-Fibonacci integer, and also the smallest non-prime integer. It's all based on mathematics. Trust me.

There are actually five fundamental forces: Gravity, the weak force, the electromagnetic force, the strong force and a fifth force which I have arbitrarily labelled the spiritual force. The spiritual force has nothing to do with anything supernatural, it's just a name, like "bottom quark". I chose the name because it rolls off the tongue quite readily and is easily remembered.

All four of the fundamental strings respond to gravity, which can be thought of as the only fundamental force. This is surprising, given that gravity appears to be the weakest of the four forces hitheto known. It just goes to show.

Each of the four string types lacks one of the remaining four forces. S1, the string type that comprises nearly everything we observe, lacks the spiritual force. That is, the spiritual force does not in any way interact with S1 strings. (Another way of putting it is that S1 can never develop the spiritual force.) S1 is "our" string type, which is why we have not recognized the spiritual force.

S2 strings lack the strong nuclear force, and are responsible for what we call "dark energy". S3 strings lack the weak nuclear force, and are responsible for "dark matter". S4 strings lack the electromagnetic force, but so far we haven't observed anything that may be attributed to them. Maybe someday, who knows?

When I say that a string type "lacks" a certain force, this is shorthand for something much more complex. The S1 string doesn't actually contain the strong nuclear force, for example. When the right number and arrangement of S1 strings is present, a unit of the strong nuclear force acts upon those strings. This description is an enormous simplification, but it should give the reader a rough intuitive idea of what is happening.

Well, so what? It turns out that B-G TOE enables us to determine the ultimate fate of our universe. The so-called "Big Rip" (Google big rip cosmology) ultimately will destroy all forces except gravity. But B-G TOE shows that even as the other four forces are destroyed, the force of gravity gradually increases. This is why I referred to gravity as the only fundamental force. Gravity is actually the big cajuna.

At some point in the future, the universe will consist of disconnected strings of all four types flying apart at immense velocities. As the four other forces gradually disappear, gravity will become stronger. At some point in the distant future gravity will become strong enough to begin to slow the runaway expansion. Ultimately, at about 2.36 x 10^14 years from now, the expansion will halt and our universe will begin to contract.

The mathematics breaks down at that point, because there is as yet no way to predict how the gravitational constant will change once the contraction starts. However, the contraction cannot continue once the volume of the universe is reduced to the Planck volume. At this point, B-G TOE predicts another Big Bang. This is far from certain, but we certainly hope so.

Well, there it is -- the ultimate fate of the universe explained. Sorry I took so long to do it, but I was hoping to catch the attention of the Nobel Prize Committee. Unfortunately, that just never happened. <sigh>


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