End of the World Is Less Than 2 Billion Years Away Predicts Howard Bloom

Renowned Author and Scientist Howard Bloom predicts End of the World and Universe to be 1.68 Billion Years Away


New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/19/2012 -- Howard Bloom, author of four books including, The God Problem: How a Godless Cosmos Creates today announced that the date for the end of the world is a mere 1.68 billion years away.

December 21st the universe will end—that’s the prediction some have extracted from the Mayan calendar. Scientists counter that the universe has roughly 100 trillion years to go. But Bloom’s new theory of the universe, the Big Bagel, says that the Mayan cultists may have better guess than conventional cosmologists. (See Big Bagel animation on YouTube).

Big Bagel theory appears at the end of Bloom’s new book The God Problem: How A Godless Cosmos Creates (Prometheus). Howard Bloom is the man Britain’s Channel 4 TV calls “next in a lineage of seminal thinkers that includes Newton, Darwin, Einstein,[and] Freud.” Dudley Herschbach, Harvard University’s 1986 Nobel Prize-winner in Chemistry says The God Problem is "truly awesome. Terrific." Two MacArthur Genius Award-winners and over fifty other experts from the world of science and literature have named The God Problem “the next paradigm.” Bloom’s Big Bagel may be the only theory to explain two of science’s biggest mysteries:

1) Dark energy; and
2) Why there is so much normal matter in this universe and so little anti-matter (the parity problem).

Big Bagel Theory is more formally known as The Bloom Toroidal Model of the Cosmos. It says the universe is a space-time manifold in the shape of what topologists call a “torus,” a doughnut, a bagel with an infinitesimally small hole. At the instant of the big bang, a matter universe spurts from the topside of the bagel’s hole and an antimatter universe spurts from the hole’s bottom. The two universes expand with enormous rapidity as they slide up and down the steep slopes leading from the hole. Then the universes slow as they reach the gentle horizontal surfaces of the bagel’s upper and lower bulge. Finally, the two universes pick up speed as they slide down the bagel’s outer slope.

What makes the matter on the bagel’s top and the anti-universe on the bagel’s bottom speed up? Gravity. Specifically, the gravitational attraction between the two universes.

New data from an analysis of the light from 48,640 quasars supports “The Big Bagel.” So do dozens of other studies. The new evidence comes from a team of 63 astrophysicists from nine nations led by Nicolas G. Busca of the Université Paris Diderot and the Observatoire de Paris participating in the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey, or BOSS. The BOSS team has determined that roughly three billion years after the Big Bang “one sees the pattern of deceleration followed by acceleration” that Big Bagel Theory predicts.

Previous studies have shown that the acceleration predicted by Big Bagel Theory shows itself at the 7.7 billion year mark after the big bang. But acceleration takes energy. Where does the energy behind the speed-up come from? Cosmologists say it comes from Dark Energy. And no one in cosmology and theoretical physics knows what Dark Energy is or why it exists. Big Bagel theory, on the other hand, says Dark Energy is simple. It’s gravity.

The authors of the new BOSS study write that, “by probing an epoch largely inaccessible to other methods,” their technique, investigating what they call “BA8O in the Ly? forest” will, “reveal surprises, which could provide critical insights into the origin of cosmic acceleration.”

But the Bloom Toroidal Model does something better. It explains that acceleration’s very source. It explains Dark Energy’s gravitational secret--a matter universe on the top and an anti-matter universe on the bottom of a bagel.

The study: N.G. Busca et al. Baryon Acoustic Oscillations in the Ly-? forest of BOSS quasars. arXiv:1211.2616. Posted November 12, 2012.

About Howard Bloom
Howard Bloom has been called "the Darwin, Einstein, Newton, and Freud of the 21st Century" by Britain's Channel4 TV and "the next Stephen Hawking" by Gear Magazine.

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Note to Editors:

Howard Bloom Website with Big Bagel Description

Howard Bloom, The God Problem on Amazon (Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2012)

Howard Bloom Wikipedia

For a simple explanation of the new study, see: Andrew Grant, Glimpse at early universe finds expansion slowdown, Science News, November 20, 2012

Science News Article - Glimpse at early universe finds expansion slowdown

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