Tranquility Base Wrote:
"Humphreys' work is a great example of a scientific model. From postulates to mathematical model. It's now up the data to rule it out or not. "
Well, since Humphrey's work has been elevated from it's previous status of 'Poor quality science fiction', perhaps you'd care to answer a question that you previously avoided by claiming that Humphrey's work was 'an interesting supposition'.
In Humphrey's 'model', the universe starts out as a multiple light year diameter sphere of water.
If this were the starting matter for the universe, we should see a universe in which 14/16ths (by mass) or 1/3 by count of atoms,of the free matter between the stars was oxygen.
Oddly, we see a universe which is almost entirely hydrogen and helium.
Why should this be?
Where did all the oxygen go?