Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Multi-Universe

For John, BLUFHoly Jean-Luc Picard.  Warp Drive at the Big Bang!  Nothing to see here; just move along.

Over at Fortuna's Corner we have "New Big Bang Evidence Points to Multiple Universes".
Miriam Kramer, has an article with the title above in the March 19, 2014 online website, “”  She writes that “the first direct evidence of cosmic inflation — a period of rapid expansion that occurred a fraction of a second after the Big Bang some 14B years ago — also supports the idea that our universe is just one of many out there.
And, to add to the shock, we had stuff moving at more that the speed of light, which we know can't happen.
Earlier this week, scientists reported “new findings that mark the first direct evidence of primordial gravitational waves — ripples in space-time created just after the universe began.”  “If the results are confirmed,” she writes, “they would provide smoking-gun evidence that space-time expanded at many times the speed of light, just after the Big-Bang 13.8M years ago.”
This can't be good.  Not only do we have to fret about space aliens, but now aliens from other universes.

And otherwise thoughtful people wonder why some like the idea of a universe only about six thousand years old.  Heck, we may be in the wrong universe.

Regards  —  Cliff


Neal said...

Ah...but imagine the thrill of a limitless multiverse. God never said He only created one. In fact, in my mind at least, that a multiverse exists and that events happened at much more that the speed of light speaks to the existence of God.....well....that is what we call Him...given the pitiful limits of our human mind.

I've been following this "revelation" for some time now.....and is much more exciting than Putin taking Crimea.

Jack Mitchell said...

After I read this, on my FB page, 3/15, I wrote:
"So, to be clear, I believe in a divine or what some call "God." That said, to me, anyways, any of the religions we have now, or know about, are CLEARLY way in over their heads.
The 'devil" is not in the details. Your answer is. Go seek!"

I do worry when I agree with Neal. Because, either I'm conservative or he is progressive.

Mysterious ways, .. indeed.

C R Krieger said...

Some mysterious third way, in which we are all born human…

Regards  —  Cliff

VSM said...

It's not really the universe then, is it?  There must be some structure that we incorrectly call the universe, but which is something more like a "plane of existence" where in the true universe there are multiple planes.

I'm not sure but wouldn't faster than light travel suggest that time travel is possible?

C R Krieger said...

Wouldn't that hold only if time and the speed of light were the same?

Regards  —  Cliff