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www.arxiv.org/PS_cache/physics/pdf/0510/0510102.pdf

We argue that the cosmic microwave background (CMB) provides a stupendous opportunity for the Creator of universe our (assuming one exists) to have sent a message to its occupants, using known physics. Our work does not support the Intelligent Design movement in any way whatsoever, but asks, and attempts to answer, the entirely scientific question of what the medium and message might be IF there was actually a message. The medium for the message is unique. We elaborate on this observation, noting that it requires only careful adjustment of the fundamental Lagrangian, but no direct intervention in the subsequent evolution of the universe.


www.arxiv.org/PS_cache/physics/pdf/0511/0511135.pdf

A recent paper by Hsu & Zee (physics/0510102) suggests that if a Creator wanted to leave a message for us, and she wanted it to be decipherable to all sentient beings, then she would place it on the most cosmic of all billboards, the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) sky. Here we point out that the spherical harmonic coefficients of the observed CMB anisotropies (or their squared amplitudes at each multipole) depend on the location of the observer, in both space and time. The amount of observer-independent information available in the CMB is a small fraction of the total that any observer can measure. Hence a lengthy message on the CMB sky is fundamentally no less observer-specific than a ommunication hidden in this morning’s tea-leaves. Nevertheless, the CMB sky does encode a wealth of information about the structure of the cosmos and possibly about the nature of physics at the highest energy levels. The Universe has left us a message all on its own.
Albert White MSc FRAS
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Replied by stepryan on topic Re: Message in the CMB?

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www.arxiv.org/PS_cache/physics/pdf/0510/0510102.pdf

We argue that the cosmic microwave background (CMB) provides a stupendous opportunity for the Creator of universe our (assuming one exists) to have sent a message to its occupants, using known physics. Our work does not support the Intelligent Design movement in any way whatsoever, but asks, and attempts to answer, the entirely scientific question of what the medium and message might be IF there was actually a message. The medium for the message is unique. We elaborate on this observation, noting that it requires only careful adjustment of the fundamental Lagrangian, but no direct intervention in the subsequent evolution of the universe.


www.arxiv.org/PS_cache/physics/pdf/0511/0511135.pdf

A recent paper by Hsu & Zee (physics/0510102) suggests that if a Creator wanted to leave a message for us, and she wanted it to be decipherable to all sentient beings, then she would place it on the most cosmic of all billboards, the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) sky. Here we point out that the spherical harmonic coefficients of the observed CMB anisotropies (or their squared amplitudes at each multipole) depend on the location of the observer, in both space and time. The amount of observer-independent information available in the CMB is a small fraction of the total that any observer can measure. Hence a lengthy message on the CMB sky is fundamentally no less observer-specific than a ommunication hidden in this morning’s tea-leaves. Nevertheless, the CMB sky does encode a wealth of information about the structure of the cosmos and possibly about the nature of physics at the highest energy levels. The Universe has left us a message all on its own.


i can see it now "God woz here", "the Devil sux", "Best before 2222222222222222222222222", "this way up" or last of all "Press here to end simulation" ;).
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Replied by Son Goku on topic Re: Message in the CMB?

We elaborate on this observation, noting that it requires only careful adjustment of the fundamental Lagrangian, but no direct intervention in the subsequent evolution of the universe.

What?
I hate it when people don't even bother to make sense.
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Replied by pmgisme on topic Re: Message in the CMB?

Stop telling the creator where to put his/her billboards.
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Replied by albertw on topic Re: Message in the CMB?

i can see it now "God woz here", "the Devil sux", "Best before 2222222222222222222222222", "this way up" or last of all "Press here to end simulation" ;).
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Replied by pmgisme on topic Re: Message in the CMB?

Every Tom Dick and Harry seems to think that they can put billboards up anywhere they like.
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