Re: Cyclical Universe based on Big Rip Scenario - Dec 28, 2007, 02:04 AM
The many universes idea comes about through the quantum mechanics. According to theory the smallest particles are in all possible states on, off, spin and in any position until looking at them determines where they were. That came about by the mathematics and the curious nature of very small particles. They are so small that to look or measure them in any way changes what they would or could have been and so the idea of many universes ... as many as a one followed by 150 zeros.
There is a need to try and define beginning and end as it allows further insight to explain what we see when gazing to the stars. There have been quite a few and out of interest I got a count of 16 or so beginnings ... some quite bizarre. By insisting we have the right answer instead of a best guess may suit those who need firm answers but the longer an idea is held the harder it is to update or replace if a better candidate is available. The big bang for instance has its critics and a large number of scientists are looking for dark energy solutions or to find dark matter.
I am not saying they are wrong but with such devotion to an idea and belief that it is right it makes it just that much harder to step in with an alternate like shape of structure, density of force and movement through a space reference frame. Admittedly there are any number of alternate theorists that would like to be heard, myself included but there just isn’t enough of the scientific community to go around.
It is easy to agree with J. B. S. Haldane "Now my own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose." I have not helped as I can imagine very strange indeed and it came across that way, so the idea found its way into the too hard basket more than a few times.
Wow string theory. That was terrific. In one sentence you were able to round up a group of some of the most complex mathematical ideas that run to thousands of pages and documents. But to any normal person they do sound like a similar lump. String theory is that a unit of energy smaller than any atomic scale thing like an atom or quark is the building block of all matter. They carry a vibration and so are like very tiny strings like violin strings perhaps able to carry their unique vibration. When enough form the right way they make up the quarks and atoms which then function as quarks and atoms should, not like mountains of tiny vibrations. I suppose the idea is like leggo or enough of the right tiny building blocks so that when they combine correctly they make the larger object and so on which eventually goes on to make us and the world we live in.
There were a number of mathematics describing string and it was a stroke of genius that Mr Whitten saw the way to combine them into ’M’ theory. That combination gave shape to much larger structures of clouds or super formations of membranes filled with the string waiting to connect and form worlds. So when science talk of ’branes’ it is a shorthand for membranes or clouds or layers filled with string vibration waiting to merge.
A year ago when I first came across brane theory I thought the spelling was wrong. It is a huge field and one weakness is the difficulty of defining a beginning although Turok and Steinhardt do have a cyclical theory that is getting attention with each universe splitting to become two at the end of the cycle. I may be wrong here but I think mergers are also possible.
I will get back soon with super strings and symmetry, cheers Michael
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