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Sci-fi Roundtable


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 

 

Quotes

“Again and again across the centuries, cosmic discoveries have demoted our self-image. Earth was once assumed to be astronomically unique, until astronomers learned that Earth is just another planet orbiting the Sun. Then we presumed the Sun was unique, until we learned that the countless stars of the night sky are suns themselves. Then we presumed our galaxy, the Milky Way, was the entire known universe, until we established that the countless fuzzy things in the sky are other galaxies, dotting the landscape of our known universe.

Today, how easy it is to presume that one universe is all there is. Yet emerging theories of modern cosmology, as well as the continually reaffirmed improbability that anything is unique, require that we remain open to the latest assault on our plea for distinctiveness: multiple universes, otherwise known as the “multiverse,” in which ours is just one of countless bubbles bursting forth from the fabric of the cosmos.”


― Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmic Horizons: Astronomy at the Cutting Edge

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/451296-again-and-again-across-the-centuries-cosmic-discoveries-have-demoted

 

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)

https://uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/neil-degrasse-tyson-argues-for-multiverse/