Big Fish Theory
The Big Fish Theory is a relatively modern theory that is widely supported by various scientists around the globe.
What is the Big Fish Theory?[edit | edit source]
The Big Fish Theory (BFT) is a simple proof that the Universe is in fact a fish....a big fish to be exact. The proof, however, is still known in most cases as a "theory" since it has caused much controversy around theologians, traffic wardens, and most religious groups. From a Scientist's point of view, the Big Fish Theory is known as the Big Fish Proof (BFP), although this name is not as catchy, and easily confused with the legendary Big Fish Poof, a large, homosexual trout.
How does it work?[edit | edit source]
The BFT relies on two important facts of nature.
- The Universe is infinitely large.
- There is always a bigger fish.
Let us begin by taking into account that there are contrasting views on Universal expansion. These views can be separated into 3 groups:
- "The Universe is Infinitely Large"
- "The Universe is Expanding at the Speed of Light"
- "The Universe is Infinitely Large & Expanding at the Speed of Light"
At a glance we can rule out group 3 because it is a contradiction in itself. Infinitely Large things can not get any larger. Take a second glance and we can also knock out group 2, since if the Universe is expanding, everything else must be expanding too. The objects in the room you are sitting in are not expanding, and so the Universe cannot be expanding at the speed of light.
This is the first part of the BFT complete. The eradication of 2 out of 3 views on Universal expansion.
The remaining view that "The Universe is Infinitely Large" is deemed true by our simple application of logic. Therefore, this fact of nature of the BFT is proven.
The Second fact of nature in the BFT is that "There is always a bigger fish".
Any fisherman will tell you that although you may catch big fish in your time, there is always one slightly bigger. If there is always a bigger fish than one you caught, there must logically be one bigger than the one bigger than the one you caught. And if there is a bigger fish than the bigger one than the one you caught, there must be a bigger fish than the bigger one than the one bigger than the one you caught.
As you can see, the argument goes on forever...to INFINITY in fact.
And if the bigger fish gets bigger and bigger all the way to infinity, logically, there must be a fish that is INFINITELY large.
Conclusion[edit | edit source]
For the BFT to fit as a proof, the two facts of nature must come together.
We have the fact that the Universe is Infinitely Large, and the fact that there is an Infinitely Large fish out there, but how do they interact?
The answer is best explained with an experiment you can do at home:
- Get a container (bucket, bowl, thermos) etc.
This container represents the "Universe".
- Now fill it with a load of junk you find in you kitchen drawers.
This junk represents the planets, stars, and anything else in the universe. If you have done this step well, you will see that there are gaps between the junk in the container. This means that the model universe you have made fits very well with our Universe, since not everything in the Universe touches...there are gaps.
- Fill in these gaps with a liquid such as water.
The water represents the stuff that fills the gaps in the Universe (gases, vacuums, small particles etc).
- Now get another container of exactly the same size and shape of the container you used in the first step...you may need to go buy another one.
- Fill it with the same liquid you used in the first model.
This second container represents an Inifintely Large Fish.
Now to the real experiment:
- Try to fit the second container (The Fish) into the first container (the Universe).
- Keep Trying
- Watch out for flying pieces of whatever you filled the first container with
- Especially if you used cutlery
You probably now see all the junk on the floor and the "Universe" and "Fish" are separated.
If you did this experiment correctly, the Universe and the Fish are no longer whole. They are broken and probably lay strewn across the floor.
This "brokeness" represents a rip in the space time continuum. When the two objects can't possibly exist together, the Universe collapses due to the rips. This is what you encountered when you tried to fit the fish into the Universe.
But we know that there is a Universe, and there is also a Fish as big as the Universe so how can they possibly exist together?
The answer is simple:
The Universe and The Fish are the one and the same.