Posted by Dr. Science on 12/24/2014 in Question
Could it be theorized that the reason fusion occurs on the sun is that the core consists of a sphere of helium contained in a sphere of hydrogen and since fusion is superheating the helium, it expands against the hydrogen, forming the actual surface area where fusion occurs?
———- from Bob Moore of Silver Lake, CA
Since I rarely venture outside the Fortress of Arrogance, the Sun is one facet of nature that rarely concerns me. But sure, you can dream up whatever theories about that or anything else that give you some relief from the self loathing that so obviously affects your every waking moment. I’ve found that theories don’t help much, when you’re thrashing about in the dark, during the time Fitzgerald so aptly called the ‘Dark Night of the Soul.’