According to a new theory, dark matter created life on Earth. A leading physicist from Harvard University, came up with a new theory that may very well explain the events that lead to the creation of life on Earth.
Lisa Randall, an award-winning physicists, and a prolific author, explains in a recently published book, how life on Earth appear and what led to the extinction of the dinosaurs. The scientist hailing from Harvard is best known for her theories regarding modern cosmology and for her take on the evolutionary theory.
Now, let’s talk science. According to Doctor Randall’s theory, it seems that there a direct link between the apparition of life on Earth and the amount of dark matter in the Universe. Modern cosmological theories state that although dark matter is invisible, it is nonetheless one of the building blocks of our Universe. Scientists have estimated that 85 of the known Universe is comprised of dark matter.
So, then, what is the link between this elusive creator and the mass extinction. Let’s take a look at the facts. According to the more traditional approaches, 66 million years ago Earth was hit by an asteroid. The cosmic object had a diameter of approximately 9 miles and the impact itself was so violent, that it wiped out 75 percent of Earth’s biota. This is the short and popular version behind the theory of evolution.
Now, Randall’s theory comes with a new twist to the problem. During the early years of the Milky Way, a mysterious disk is formed. This disk contains unusual amounts of compressed dark matter, which was scattered through our Universe. We already established the fact that the only manifestation linking dark matter to life is gravitation. Bear with us for a while. The compressed dark matter in the center of our galaxy forms some kind of extragalactic plain. Above and below this plane there would be a great number of cosmic objects travelling to and fro.
On some occasions, the cosmic debris from the middle plain would travel to higher and lower plains. Every 35 million years, the material passes through the disk’s core where the gravitational forces are strong. It would seem that the immense gravitational sheer present in the center of the disk makes the cosmic debris instable, thus propelling it through space at great velocities.
In conclusion, Randall’ theory states that one of these cosmic objects, be it a comet or asteroid, might have intersected with this gravitational forces. The result would be that this object would be slingshot towards Earth.