I’m shrinking! The Wonders of extrapolation.

Everyone is familiar with the Big Bang theory. If you look at data showing how fast the Universe is expanding, you can extrapolate backwards and calculate that about 13.8 billion years ago the whole Universe was condensed into a single tiny point, which suddenly burst outwards in a huge explosion resulting in the Universe we occupy today.

This week, I have lost 3 pounds in weight and now weigh 11 stone and 11 pounds. In the absence of any further data, a theoretical physicist would be forced to assume that my weight will continue to fall at the same rate. Therefore if we extrapolate, on the 1st of April 2016, I will reach zero mass and cease to exist.

Isn’t science wonderful!

Footnote – In Grey culture, it is believed that the Universe is neither expanding or contracting, but is simply breathing in and out.

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About Dr Rupert Harker

I am the author of the Urban-Smith mysteries and Intelligent Design series of books.
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3 Responses to I’m shrinking! The Wonders of extrapolation.

  1. sanseilife says:

    In the Grey culture then next week you will gain the weight back????

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  2. Ha ha. I’d be drunk on fermented fruits.

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