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'Multiverse' Theories

From: Terry W. Colvin <fortean1.nul>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 00:18:18 -0700
Fwd Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 09:02:26 -0500
Subject: 'Multiverse' Theories


http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1047755,00.html

According to 'multiverse' theorists, life as we know it could be
nothing but a Matrix-style simulation

Paul Davies
Tuesday September 23, 2003
The Guardian

The Copernican principle - that our location in space is
unremarkable - is the default assumption for most scientists.
But recently this principle has been challenged by a group of
cosmologists who claim that what we have all along been calling
"the universe" is nothing of the sort. Rather, it is a tiny
fragment of a much vaster and more elaborate system that, for
want of a better word, has been dubbed "the multiverse".

The basic idea is simple. Cosmologists think the universe began
with a big bang about 14bn years ago. This means we can't see
anything farther than 14bn light years away, however good our
telescopes may be, because light from those regions hasn't had
time to reach us yet. But this doesn't mean there is nothing
there, and for decades astronomers supposed that what lies
beyond this horizon in space is likely to be more or less the
same as we observe in our cosmic backyard - just more galaxies.


-- "Only a zit on the wart on the heinie of progress." Copyright
1992, Frank Rice


Terry W. Colvin, Sierra Vista, Arizona (USA)
fortean1.nul




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