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In Space, Nobody Can Hear You Think

Laying in bed the other night, I was looking through my open blinds, where a glinting object took my eye. Stars are some of the many things which enthral us and make us think. They glow different colours, and are the centres of star systems 1000,000,000,000 miles away. What do we know is in space? We know about our universe, but are we any closer to discovering a parallel universe, or exploring a star system which is close to us. 

There is a theory, I'm sure many have heard of it (thanks to Family Guy). It is called the "Multiverse Theory". For those who haven't heard of it. I will explain it to you. In summary, the multiverse theory was invented to explain away the clear evidence of design in the universe along with the fact that the universe is finely-tuned to support life (the anthropic principle). The multiverse theory essentially states that there are multitudes of universes, each formed entirely randomly, with our universe being the only one (or one of a few) that randomly developed in such a way that it supports life. According to the multiverse theory, the appearance of “intelligent design” in our universe is the result of the pieces coming together just right, with no guidance/oversight from any Being. Rather, our universe being fine-tuned for life is simply a matter of chance – with millions or billions of universes, it was bound to happen.

The multiverse theory is based on the supposition that what we have to this point considered to be “the universe” is but a small component of a vast, possibly infinite, assemblage of universes. The multiverse principle is an attempt to evade evidence for the apparent fine-tuning of cosmic laws, values and constants such that the universe would be conducive to bio-habitability. The core thesis of the multiverse concept attempts to expand one’s probabilistic resources beyond that which is available in the observable universe such that the likelihood of attaining a single bio-habitable universe by chance is rendered more plausible.

I also believe that there is other life from distant places. Who says there can't be? Scientists sent a satellite into space which is playing a musical piece by Mozart in binary. In 1997 scientists received a brief message back from this satellite. It scored in binary it's own piece, which they think is an answer to the Mozart piece. It lasted for less than a second, and they are still trying to decipher it now. 

I know this has been overplayed, but cosmologists and scientists now think that planets in distant systems are closer to home than ever. If the multiverse theory is to be believed (which many people will and should believe) then there is a planet the same size as ours, with near enough the same atmospheric conditions as ours. Which overall means, new life on these planets. 

Who are we to know what is truly out there? How do we know what we will encounter, and when? What will other planets hold for us? And what we will hold for other planets? You be the judge on this one.
In Space, Nobody Can Hear You Think In Space, Nobody Can Hear You Think Reviewed by Matt Large on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 Rating: 5

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