A good friend wrote a blog entry, I See the Universe, where he describes one of our many astrophotography outings. I don’t know if that triggered some subconscious thinking that eventually percolated up to consciousness in the shower or what. I’ll tell you one thing, though…it was easier to think it out in the shower than it was to write it down here.
Before we start, though…read it in the spirit in which it’s presented: Serious with tongue in cheek. Sorta. 😉
One of the fundamental questions is “what triggered the Universe we live in?” “What triggered the Big Bang?” I’m going to answer that question in this blog entry.
This is, of course, not written by a scientific expert in anything nor is any of this verified as even plausible by some recognized scientific expert. And I know there are a couple twists I’ve not quite figured out. Maybe I just came up with a fanciful way for me to acknowledge the Universe, get a handle on it, get my mind around it, or maybe, just maybe I’ve really solved the question of the Universe’s existence. If so, I just hope that publishing this in my blog doesn’t trigger the same result as in Arthur G. Clarke’s short story “The Nine Billion Names of God”.
All I know, scientifically, is that Einstein’s Theory of Relativity and the concepts of parallel universes, black holes, the Big Bang, matter and antimatter, and time travel along with it’s self-preservative attributes all seem to tie together for me. Don’t knock it on the scientific and yeah, I know…I have no mathematical proofs. Still, it’s fun, interesting, and intriguing. And you never know.
Ever since I was a kid, I always had this thought that our world, our universe is an offshoot of someone’s scientific experiment, perhaps triggered by their attempts to understand their own world. With every advancement in science that I learn of, I’m able to take that and build on it to create my vision. Learning of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity very much reinforced that childhood concept: if time is relative to the size of an organism, why not physical size as well? To us, a mouse is a small animal, to a microbe we are its entire known universe. So, why can’t we be some sub-subatomic existence in some other intelligence’s universe?
I accept the existence of parallel universes. I do not accept that there is an infinite number of them, though, for one simple reason: If we accept the concept of parallel universes, and we postulate that every possible variation of our universe can exist as a parallel universe, then that postulation by definition must include the variation where there is zero or one or two or…on up to an infinity of parallel universes. Thus there do exist some universes, even perhaps ours being one of them, where there are a non-infinite number of parallel universes for some universe. If there is even one such universe with a finite number of parallel universes, then there cannot be an infinite number of parallel universes. Even if you go down the recursive path it’s merely an extremely large but non-infinite number of universes because if there must exist some universe with a finite number of parallel universes then there is finite number of infinite universes which merely adds up to a near infinite number of parallel universes. Despite getting sidetracked on this, my point is the existence of parallel universes containing an innumerable if not infinite number of variations on our universe.
In some universe or parallel universe, an intelligence has climbed out of the primordial and advanced to where it has built its’ version of the Large Hadron Collider. In the process of performing tests and running experiments they’ve managed to cause various particles and sub-particles and sub-sub-particles to collide. That collision becomes the Big Bang for some universe…in essence they have created our universe.
Here we are, some 13.8 billion years later. For the creators of our universe, perhaps their equivalent of 13.8 nanoseconds has passed. We have now created our own Large Hadron Collider and eventually will proceed to create our own offspring universe. An intriguing question arising from that is, will we ever really know that we have created such offspring universes? That’s grist for another mill, though.
OK, so I have explained the origins of our own Big Bang. Now to explain theirs.
It’s pretty simple, really. The exact same thing happened to them. The point of this statement isn’t so much a cop out, though it does sound like one, but rather it’s to emphasize the point that I do not know, nor care, where in the line of successive Big Bangs creating a new universe we lie. For me, that’s immaterial. We can be the first, the last, or somewhere in between. Being wary of humanity’s historical experience of constantly figuring we’re the center of things and finding out otherwise, I refuse to worry about where we are in this lineup. It’s sufficient to say we exist.
What’s important is that there are a series of Big Bangs involved. I could just as easily get away with there being one master big bang creating us and all our necessary parallel universes. Either really works for this scenario, in the end. However, I need to “spark” our universe into existence, and a device such as some Large Hadron Collider combined with the Theory of Relativity is a convenient spark maker.
In all these parallel universes, there is some variation of our universe, but they all have one very important commonality: the laws of physics. Somewhere in the set of parallel universes, there exists a universe that is either completely or primarily matter such as ours, and there exists a universe that is either completely or primarily antimatter. Those are the two universes I’m primarily concerned with in this postulation.
The nature of parallel universes is that they are all representative of some originating universe. The innumerable number of parallel universes that must exist for every variation on any one event begs the idea that there can exist two universes in particular, where in each at the same time, though this is not a requirement, they create an offspring universe’s big bang event.
In a universe composed of matter we have black holes. They suck in everything, including time. As far as we know at our current level of intelligence, nothing, absolutely nothing, can escape the pull of a black hole. It stands to reason, though, that whatever falls into a black hole has to go somewhere. I believe physics demands that with the equal-opposite law. In a universe composed of antimatter, there must be the equivalent of a black hole, and with antimatter being the opposite of matter it seems quite reasonable to postulate in the antimatter universe there are white holes that spew out everything. Including time.
Returning again to the innumerable number of parallel universes and the probability that virtually all possible combinations exist, there must be some instance where an antimatter and matter universe are next to each other. It stands to reason that even as galaxies interact, so do these parallel universes. At the exact moment that one or both the pure antimatter and pure matter parallel universes creates a big bang, all these probabilities call for an instance where the pure antimatter and pure matter parallel universes also collide. Not only that, but there would also exist a variation where their respective, largest and most powerful black hole and white hole are the point of interaction.
The titanic, unimaginable amount of energy dissipated by the collision of these two universes along with the interaction of the two holes would be theoretically enough energy to send something back to the beginning of time. The tears, rips, waves, and folds in the fabric of space-time that would result from these two universes meeting would potentially make it even easier to accomplish. One of these events would be the sparking that creates the big bang. That particular big bang being thrust to the very beginning of time creates the big bang that started it all. In addition, since this would likely throw various events into various points in time, akin to shrapnel, and so be creating paradoxes that would result in this eventuality not happening, time itself would work to render those paradoxes invalid, thus helping ensure that the original big bang happens by thrusting this sparking event to the very beginning of time.
So, there you have it. For the same reason we cannot go into the past and change events so that grandpa doesn’t meet grandma and so we never come to be, time becomes the cause of the original big bang, sending a successive big bang event back into the past to avoid paradox resulting from the destruction of time itself.
And that, my friends, is the Worm Ouroboros.