Friday, October 27, 2006

Of Mollusks and Gravity

Friday; high time for some Squid World Domination propaganda. Now, this article (about an elephant out of space — or not) doesn't mention them at all, but I for one am pretty sure of how a squid would deal with a black hole. Once in place at the center of the singularity (uhm), it would dwell for a while happily consuming this and that, then it would casually climb out again and continue its shambling stellar voyage. Due to its very nature, its apparent thermalization at the horizon could be interpreted just as clever camouflage, I guess. Or ink.

This brings to mind the epic battle between dark matter and dark energy. Although poised to win, dark energy will probably have a hard time evaporating space-time if these cosmic squid engage in opposition. They are the embodiment of prolonged composition in adverse environments. Frankly, it wouldn't surprise me if they were the original culprits at that primordial moment of proto-space-time when the Pleroma was torn apart and rendered into matter and whatnot. "That is not dead" etcetera. No wonder that some destruction-bent outer gods have a hard time getting along with these great old ones and their dreams of supremacy.

Disclaimer: this nonsense is not in any way intended to ridicule the aforementioned article. Information paradox and such is way fun too. It's probably also of great interest when discussing backup issues.

Addendum: it is still debatable whether the squid would climb out casually or if in effect it would climb out causally. Permutation aside, this would of course be of great consequence in determining how to pass judgement on the behaviour of these beings.

1 comment:

Peter Krantz said...

Information paradox and such is way fun too. It's probably also of great interest when discussing backup issues.

This is possible the funniest thing I read all week. Hilarious. Does it imply that we can create energy by sending squid into outer space?