a) depends on pressure, velocity, tastebud firmness, enzyme count in mouth, air temperature, relative humidity.
b) Yes, but I think it’s simultaneously.
c) Don’t know. I see it all folded together already.
d) Don’t know if universe is expand/contract/expand, if M-Brane theory has it right, or even if maybe Steady State Fred Hoyle was right. Or if there’s a God who said, “Lemme try something”. [I can expand my list of possibilities to fit a 300 page book, so I’ll stop there tongue emoticon ]
d) If Universe is create/recreate cycle, laws of physics would likely change. I believe laws of physics may change in this universe as well. We’re just little tiny things on this gigantic 20000 mile wide planet (we’re, what, a foot wide each?) and our blobs of fat with stringy stuff in it is gonna figure out the WHOLE UNIVERSE?