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Heavy Metal Moshers Move Like Molecules


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Rock fans dancing at the front of stages subconsciously mimic ‘the kinetics of gaseous particles’, according to a new study which analysed videos of various metal mosh pits.


Scientists from the Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics and Department of Physics, Cornell University differentiated between active and passive moshers on the videos and noted how time and time again they formed patterns consistent with ‘classical 2D gasses’.


“We find these extreme social gatherings (heavy metal concerts) generate similarly extreme behaviors, a disordered gas-like state called a mosh pit and an ordered vortex-like state called a circle pit,” they announced in a paper posted on


“Both phenomena are reproduced in flocking simulations demonstrating that human collective behavior is consistent with the predictions of simplified models.” (


The profundities of human nature and atoms were further explored by David Icke last week, who in a new video ‘the Universe is the equivalent of a computer simulation’ speculated that a ‘holographic creation template is in every atom’. 


His theory drew heavily on research published in Wired Magazine and New Scientist in recent months by leading University of Bonn physicist Silas Beane who suggested that because of Moore’s Law (which observes that over the history of computing hardware, the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles approximately every two years) such a possibility is highly likely.


“The idea is that in future, humans will be able to simulate entire universes quite easily. And given the vastness of time ahead, the number of these simulations is likely to be huge,” Mr Beane told the New Scientist.


“So if you ask the question: ‘do we live in the one true reality or in one of the many simulations?’, the answer, statistically speaking, is that we’re more likely to be living in a simulation.” (New Scientist )



Moore’s Law: ‘The capabilities of many digital electronic devices are strongly linked to Moore’s law: processing speed, memory capacity, sensors and even the number and size of pixels in digital cameras.[7] All of these are improving at (roughly) exponential rates as well . . .’)



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