Fluctus et Casimiri Effectus, benedicite Domino! Laudate eum et superexaltate eum in saecula!
Consider a startlingly unique element of the Judeo-Christian message:
Almighty God, who really is involved, created the universe and all that is in it from nothing. And God has a plan, for the whole universe, and for you as an individual made in His image and likeness. He has revealed something of this plan to us. Even in the details of the mechanics of the universe, He reveals something of Himself.
Now this… from Astromony Pic of the Day:
Explanation: This tiny ball provides evidence that the universe will expand forever. Measuring slightly over one tenth of a millimeter, the ball moves toward a smooth plate in response to energy fluctuations in the vacuum of empty space. The attraction is known as the Casimir Effect, named for its discoverer, who, 50 years ago, was trying to understand why fluids like mayonnaise move so slowly. Today, evidence is accumulating that most of the energy density in the universe is in an unknown form dubbed dark energy. The form and genesis of dark energy is almost completely unknown, but postulated as related to vacuum fluctuations similar to the Casimir Effect but generated somehow by space itself. This vast and mysterious dark energy appears to gravitationally repel all matter and hence will likely cause the universe to expand forever. Understanding vacuum fluctuations is on the forefront of research not only to better understand our universe but also for stopping micro-mechanical machine parts from sticking together.