I’ve been emailing back and forth with ParrotGrrl recently about the nature of the Universe. I’ve also been reading about fractals lately, trying to understand some concepts for a short story I’m writing. I’m trying to write. She sent me this article about a holographic view of the Universe. It made me think about the theory of Accretion, which goes like this:

In the beginning, you, me, everything, was compacted into a ball we think was about Earth sized. That super dense ball exploded, creating you, me, everything. At first, the shrapnel shot out in all directions. Eventually, the bigger clumps started to attract the smaller clumps. The clumps grew into meteors, moons, planets, stars, and black holes. Our sun is one of those stars. Today, we can see the smaller bits in the Kuiper Belt. In fact, the Earth gains about 10 to the 8th kilograms of weight everyday. Essentially, the air we breathe is filled with space dust.

What does Accretion have to do with anything? Well, it dovetails with the Holographic universe in that it is a macrocosm for human evolution. The Earth gathers so much space dust to itself because it has gained a certain momentum to get larger. Getting larger increases the pull of Earth’s gravity, which pulls in more matter. The Human race has benefited from the same kind of momentum. Think of the exponential increase in our technological level over the past 10,000 years. In a time span that covers less than 1/100,000 th the age of the Universe, we’ve developed something with as rich a history as any planet or star. Here’s where the holographic part comes in, and things get interesting. Expand your view of time, pull back so that the eons separating you from the Big Bang are laid out before you. Keeping your eye on one bit of matter, watch as other bits stick to it and it gets bigger. Gradually, the clump gets to the size of our Sun, then suddenly starts burning. The payoff for all that slow growth is a sudden burst of energy. Charted out over time, our rise has many similarities with that of our Sun. That’s fitting, because according to Accretion, we owe our existence most directly to the star known as Sol. No matter how far out you zoom to the creation of tha largest galaxies, the pattern of slow growth followed by exponential growth is repeated. No matter how far you zoom into the life of the smallest bacteria, the pattern of slow growth followed by exponential growth is repeated.


Question? If the Earth is gaining weight all the time, wouldn’t it stand to reason that the Sun is also gaining matter? When scientists calculate the age and the lifespan of our sun, do they take into account this daily weight gain?

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One Response to “Accretion”

  1. Jenna Says:

    Oh, it’s too early to do that much thinking. I feel the headache coming on ; ) Interesting stuff though!


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