iPod iChing - what would Sean ask?
Last time was a general consult, so this time, let us do a specific question: Will the question of Dark Energy be correctly resolved in the near future??
and the randomizer runs...
- The Covering: Used to Be - Violent Femmes
- The Crossing: Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits
- The Crown: Boat Train = Pogues
- The Root: Needle in a Haystack - Velvettes
- The Past: (White Man) in Hammersmith Palais - Clash (live version)
- The Future: The Great Gig in the Sky - Pink Floyd
- The Questioner: Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2) - Pink Floyd
- The House: Les sons et la parfums tournent dans l'air - Claudio Arrau
- The Inside: Pride (in the Name of Love) - U2
- The Outcome: Nessun Dorma - Pavarotti
Wow. I think I'm a convert... I take back all the bad things I said about the Tarot. Well, almost.
Man, no Icelandic songs at all in there... statistically there should be one or two. Bummer.
"Used to Be" - are the important events... Ouch. Somebody took the end of CDM cosmology pretty hard, eh?
"Brothers in Arms" - are obstacles - hm, so a small number of the scientific establishment punditry are blocking progress
"Boat Train" - is the best that can be achieved currently. So young cosmologists should go get totally blasted for now.
"Needle in a Haystack" is the Root - no shit. Way trendy too - "name that album"!
"White Man in Hammersmith Palais" is the Past - it will be a non US/Euro breakthrough?
"Great Gig in the Sky" - is the future. Dark Energy will be resolved by a space mission!
"Another Brick in the Wall" - I'm part of the establishment problem. Ouch.
"Les sons et la parfums" - other people feel we all come out sounding good and smelling of roses later?
"Pride" - live version too - so, I expect a "lone genius" breakthrough
"Nessun Dorma" - is the outcome!!! No one sleeps. "Look the stars shall tremble..." We win but Die. Hm, Big Rip back on?
In summary: the iPod has spoken - Dark Energy will be resolved in the near future!
It will be a lone genius or a small team, not a white US or European person, who will do it in an unexpected way over establishment skepticism, and will use the results of a space based mission, astronomical data. The Clash song suggests the person will have significant private funding - lets look at Packard and Sloan fellows methinks, but not someone concerned with becoming rich from their breakthrough. Duh.
But we will all come out looking good at the end of it, except that we all die eventually. Hm, who at SISSA is working on this?
I wonder when Stephon Alexander will get here. Seems like a smart guy...
Just to remind people, the key is here
Here is a brief history of iPod iChing on the blogs. Apparently started on LiveJournal blogs - but here on blogspot we make it scientific, dammit.