Artemis_Wolf wrote: screen317 wrote:
Techno Gray wrote:So just to be clear, I couldn't find credible sources because it's not a real thing?
Correct. Though others may disagree on the meaning of "real."
It looks as though the "Enigma University Wiki" has a good article on it. I don't know what Enigma University is, and I cannot post the link because it is flagged as spam.
I would argue that as it appears to be a scientifically valid hypothesis, it is a real phenomenon that as yet the universe has never experienced. Sure, we might die of a heart attack before the death by calcium fully carries out, but in the future we'll probably have some guard against heart attacks and then the threat will be real. I don't know. I suppose as yet it's "unproven" rather than real or unreal-- upon observation (of proof or disproof), the wavefunction will collapse into either real or unreal; as for now, it's a mixture of the two. I definitely would not say it's fake.
Then again, I'd never heard about it until five minutes ago, so I guess this is more a discussion about "real" than a discussion about the Helvetica Scenario.
Did you click and read the Enigma University link? I read the whole article and pretty much believed it, and then I read the description of the University. This led me here, where it seemed helpful, but the trolling hurts my head. If it's not trolling I suppose it could possibly be a result from an isotope rather than a 'Helvetica scenario'.
Also, unless I'm mistaken, protons, along with neutrons, are found in the centre of the atom, not suspended. I've never heard of a 'Queen Bee' atom. I suppose that the nucleus of a calcium atom COULD have this effect, but the actual science around it seems flawed completely.
Other than that, I fully agree with your post