Apr 24, 2019
Welcome to the Sci-Fi Roundtable podcast, the show for fans of all things science fiction and fantasy.
In this episode, Jon Cronshaw and Shane Thomas are joined by Zachry Wheeler to discuss the multiverse, parallel universes, and time travel.
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Link to the Nova documentary called Universe or Multiverse? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzmO2pbeKcU
― Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmic Horizons: Astronomy at the Cutting Edge
“Quantum physics, which is the physics of the small, behaves in odd ways. Everything that the tenets of quantum physics predict about the universe–we go out and test it and it’s there. General relativity, which was put forth by Einstein, is the theory of the large–gravity and the large-scale structure of the universe. That also works. Yet they don’t work with one another. If you take the universe all the way back to the Big Bang, well, the entire universe was really small. So now you take the shotgun wedding–quantum physics and general relativity. In that shotgun wedding, if you follow through with all the predictions quantum physics gives you, it allows multiple bubbles to form–one of which is our universe. These are sorts of fluctuations in the quantum foam. Quantum physics fluctuates all the time. But now the fluctuations are not just particles coming into and out of existence, which happens all the time. It’s whole universes coming into and out of existence.”
Quote from Neil Degrasse Tyson on website Uncommon Descent (originally an interview with David Freeman for Huffington Post)