Axis of Evil
'Axis of evil' warps cosmic background'
by Marcus Chown
New Scientist 22nd October 2005
Measurements of the 'cosmic microwave background' which is widely seen as an 'echo', if you like, of the big bang have demonstrated a fascinating pattern.
In the following extract this pattern is discussed:
"A MYSTERIOUS pattern seen in the cosmic microwave background - the faint afterglow of the big bang - has left some physicists wondering whether this central plank in the evidence for the big bang is somehow flawed. ...Dubbed the "axis of evil" by cosmologist João Magueijo of Imperial College London, the pattern appears in the map of the microwave background (CMB) built up by NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP). As part of their analysis, astronomers break up the subtle temperature variations in the CMB into components called the dipole, the quadrupole and the octupole (see Graphic), like breaking up an orchestral score into tunes played by different instruments. If the CMB really is the afterglow of the big bang, then the orientations of the hot and cold regions of the quadrupole and the octupole should be random. "But they are not," says Vale. "The big surprise is they are aligned - along the axis of evil."...
Magueijo and his colleagues have suggested there may be something wrong with the big bang model ( New Scientist , 2 July, p 30), but Vale's idea is less radical. The axes of the quadrupole and the octupole lie in the same plane, he says, which is perpendicular to the direction of the dipole. "It hints at a connection."
The cosmic microwave background as imaged by NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy probe. Minute variations in temparature in the CMB reveal the nature of the universe just after the big bang.
Astronomers break down the temperature variations into broad components. the principal components is the dipole, the temperature variation caused by the Milky Way's motion. The CMB is hotter than average in the direction of motion and colder in the opposite direction.
Break down the map further and you get the quadrupole, which is made up of two pairs of hot and cold regions. The amplitude of temperature variations in the quadrupole is hundreds of times smaller than in the dipole.
Weaker than the quadrupole is the octupole, a pattern of three pairs of hot and cold regions. Both the quadrupole and the octupole are aligned along an "axis of evil" that is nearly perpendicular to the axis of the dipole.
This pattern is what one might expect if the universe actually is, as suggested in SOTG born out of a mobius toroidal twist of space which provides the potential for separation to occur.
The fourfold and eightfold symmetry of the central plane... (or what might be seen isotropically from any given point as the universal 'equator') with a 'vertical' central axis is exactly what one would expect if Kerner's postulation is correct:
Figs. 10 & 11 'The Song Of The Greys'
fig. 10 The tennis ball motif depicts the pattern traced by the circular toroidal axis of the moroid as it twists around both of the crossed horizontal axis within it, while it bends towards the implied central vertical axis. You will see that it reaches the vertical axis and crosses itself to pass it on the other side.
fig. 11 The shape fills all three dimentional axes evenly as it spins through 360? still following the momentum to seek the fullest extent of separation in difference.
The so called 'Axis of Evil' is also discussed in a New Scientist article entitled: 'Did The Big Bang Really Happen?' 02 July 2005
In this article Joao Magueijo is quoted as saying that the alignment in the patterns does exist, but:
"The big question is: what could have caused it," asks Magueijo. One possibility, he says, is that the universe is shaped like a slab, with space extending to infinity in two dimensions but spanning only about 20 billion light years in the third dimension. Or the universe might be shaped like a bagel. Another way to create a preferred direction would be to have a rotating universe, because this singles out the axis of rotation as different from all other directions."
The idea that space might 'extend to infinity in two dimensions but span only 20 billion light years in the third dimension' is exactly Kerner's postulation. He describes two dimensions as the infinite extent that allows all possibilities to happen. Whilst the third/fourth dimensional twist provides the scope for a limited finite existence within that infinite extent:
Extract from Chapter 4 - (A Starting Point) 'The Song Of The Greys'
'The SECOND dimension is a forceless free state, a "concept" united and divided within and without GODHEAD. At its "fringes", so to speak, it passes into the Third/Fourth dimensional anomalous force-filled "contradiction" we call our reality, our physical, Universal reality. Here solidness derives out of the ephemeral, the latter registered and rationalised as the phenomenon we know as CONSCIOUS and UNCONSCIOUS MIND.'
Thus, several years previous to current cosmological discussion and discovery Nigel Kerner was discussing the very possibilities now under consideration. His postulations were, it seems, ahead of their time.