Re:I urge the team to drop everything else immediately and investigate this potentially world-shattering discovery. jsmaje
John, after hunting for tracks for weeks now, and still cannot rise above .69 skill score, you have given me an excuse---it's not my fault---I am a victim of "Interstellar Entities" (I.E. ) who have invaded our Stardust samples. I know of no deeper mystery to fathom, but first, let me comment on former Cambridge professor Hoyle. (I've never met a man from Cambridge that I didn't like) Hoyle will lead me down a path proving a point, and then desert me when he seems to refute it.
I like the man.
In addition to his views that life is spread evenly throughout the universe, Hoyle postulated that flu epidemics on Earth cause sunspots. (Or, was it the other way 'round?") And, I believe he is said to have solved the mystery of Stonehenge.
All of my life, I'd heard my parents give the explanation why they would said "no" to me. From their point of view, what I wanted to do was wrong, "It wasn't according to Hoyle." Therefore, I feared a man named Holye, and revered him, too. I entered high school in 1945, the same year Hoyle began to teach mathematics at Cambridge, and subsequently heard about him in math and physics classes. (At least I thought he was the "Hoyle" who had helped me mature into a law abiding citizen. Wikipedia says it was another Fred Hoyle, but what do they know?")
As you suggested, Hoyle's I.E. theory could explain some the "whys and how-comes" we've often wondered about. Sir Isaac Newton discovered the theory of "universal gravitation" while sitting under an apple tree. It makes good sense that an I.E. bonged him on the head with that apple. Archimedes stepped into a bathtub and instantly knew why ships float on water! He is said to have run through the streets of Greece naked, shouting "Eureka." (That's Greek for "I found it....) Again, his bath water no doubt contained millions of I.E.s.
Also, do you think "dark matter," the newest theory all the astrophysicists have gone crazy over-----is dark matter---made up of interstellar entities?
Now, I haven't changed the subject when I ask you, "Will we hear a great noise, very shortly, when Voyager 1 crashes through our heliosphere into the outer universe? If we do, you and I will know it comes from the shouts of millions of little I.Es, who have seen it up close.
Ahhh, how I wish Hoyle were still alive to read our posts!
P.S. (Upon reflection, I have to admit I never met anyone from Cambridge. . . .)