Saturday, November 19, 2011

Parallel Universes.

First many thought that Europe was the only continent. Then some thought that the sun revolved around the earth. After Copernicus and Galileo put us in our place, the idea of other solar systems and galaxies became more popular. Then came the unthinkable – parallel universes, the multiverse, and the concept of eleven dimensions. Will it stop there? Probably not.

"A REALITY that would be impossible to imagine, even for the possessor of the most tortured and surreal imagination." This does not refer to a horror film, or a war veteran's recollections, but to the world revealed by science, according to physicists Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw.

To those uncomfortable with quantum theory's picture of wavelike particles that are simultaneously everywhere, their message in The Quantum Universe is clear: tough. Scientists are, they tell us, "not mandated to produce a theory that bears any relation to the way we perceive the world at large", although you might comfort yourself with the thought that even Einstein found quantum mechanics disturbing.
- New Scientist.

1O LORD our Lord, how excellent is your name in all the earth! who have set your glory above the heavens.
2Out of the mouth of babes and infants have you ordained strength because of your enemies, that you might still the enemy and the avenger.
3When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained;
4What is man, that you are mindful of him? and the son of man, that you visit him? (Psalm 8)

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