Daily Archives: June 11, 2019

Parallel worlds exist and interact with our world, say physicists

Mother Nature Network has the article Parallel worlds exist and interact with our world, say physicists.

Wiseman and colleagues have proposed that there exists “a universal force of repulsion between ‘nearby’ (i.e. similar) worlds, which tends to make them more dissimilar.” Quantum effects can be explained by factoring in this force, they propose.

Whether or not the math holds true will be the ultimate test for this theory. Does it or does it not properly predict quantum effects mathematically? But the theory is certain to provide plenty of fodder for the imagination.

Many a fanciful theory has fallen flat on the test of whether or not the math holds true. Many scientists would probably not publish a theory where they have not already shown that whatever math they had tried so far has been proven to hold true.

It is an intriguing theory which these scientists have admitted has been around since 1957. It would be nice if such a theory could explain the mysteries of quantum entanglement. Quantum entanglement has been experimentally shown to exist, but so far I don’t think scientists have the foggiest idea of the mechanism that makes it work.

Mystery of why arteries harden may have been solved, say scientists

The Guardian has the article Mystery of why arteries harden may have been solved, say scientists.

Stiffening can also occur as calcium becomes deposited in fatty plaques in the arteries – a condition called atherosclerosis.

Interesting finding. I also wonder how excess Vitamin D impacts calcification. Doctors are so worried about vitamin D deficiency, that they may be too successful in getting people to boost their levels of Vitamin D.

Medshadow.org has the article Vitamin D: Pros and Cons from 2014.

How much is too much? Observational studies suggest that shooting for blood levels above 50 ng/mL may be associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer, cardiovascular disease and an increased risk of death. Dr. Manson says, “Some vitamin D is good, but more is not necessarily better. People should understand that there is limited research on long-term intakes above 2,000 IU daily. If they are regularly taking 3,000-4,000 IU per day, even if those levels may not have been linked to adverse events, we do not know if the benefits outweigh the risks long-term because we don’t have the evidence.”

Massive doses of 10,000 IU daily or more can put you at risk of developing high calcium levels in the blood, or in the urine, which could cause calcification of blood vessels, kidney problems and kidney stones, especially if calcium intake is also high.

In my case, I did have recurring kidney stones. What made me question the Vitamin D problem is that I was diagnosed with an abdominal calcification that could not be operated on because of its location. Doctors were pushing high doses of Vitamin D on me because I had low blood levels of Vitamin D. When my urologist discovered the doses of Vitamin D I was taking, he said “No wonder you have kidney stones.” I stopped taking Vitamin D altogether. My kidney stones are not recurring in the time frame they did before. My abdominal calcification is also shrinking of its own accord.

I am certainly not extrapolating from my one case to anything other people should or should not do. I may be completely wrong about cause and effect. However, as long as it seems to be working for me, I will keep doing what I am doing.

I also might mention that I have had heart bypass surgery involving 4 arteries.

Five NBC and MSNBC stars will moderate first Democratic debate

Politico has the article Five NBC and MSNBC stars will moderate first Democratic debate.

The network announced Tuesday “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt, “Today” co-anchor Savannah Guthrie, “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd, MSNBC prime-time host Rachel Maddow, and “Noticias Telemundo” and “NBC Nightly News Saturday” anchor José Díaz-Balart will moderate the debate in Miami on June 26 and 27.

Here is the music to listen to while reading the article.