Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Is There Something Else?

This post is an articulation of a complicated question.  There is no answer in this post, so if that's what you're looking for, you're not going to find it here (sorry).

Is there something else beyond our contemporary quantum-mechanical conception of the world?  Something that is not bound by physics, possibly never changes in any way?

Last year, I wrote a series of posts describing the multiverse theory.  One of them was about points of
singularity within black holes:  Points of singularity are the center of a black hole where density and space-time becomes infinite, possibly transforming all physical laws in some unknown way.  Another post described the multiverse theory supported by Hilbert space:  Hilbert space suggests that there is an infinite number of dimensions that come after the first four (length, height, width, and time); and this means that after transcending a certain amount of dimensions, objects will take different courses than in others, creating different universes.  In both these examples, physical laws will change and new kinds of worlds will emerge.

None of what I mentioned above is what I'm trying to describe.  What I mean to ask is is there something else than the physical world?  Something that is not composed of matter or missing matter?

Words fall short of what I'm trying to say, so picture this:  Even though you can't see it all, visualize
the entire world as you know it (planets, meteors, stars, galaxies, black holes, etc.); and keep in mind all that you know about the world that you know (science, history, math, etc.); and discard it all.  Put it in a box, swipe it off-screen, burn it, or do anything to it that gets rid of it.  Now ask yourself, what's left?  Is there nothing, or something?  Can something exist independently from our universe, or multiverse, that is still irrefutably real?  Another facet of reality?  Is what we consider as the universe some small part in an even bigger apparatus?

It is impossible for me to answer this question, and probably impossible for you, too.  This is nothing more than a concept that can never become anything more.

1 comment:

  1. Everything in the entire known universe, as we know it and see it and conjecture about it, is merely one tiny cell. We are less than Golgi Bodies. All the multiverses are just more cells. All of the cells combine to form Gianni. Gianni is all.