Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Is the Universe Pregnant?

The Edges of Science: Crossing the Boundary from Physics to Metaphysics by Richard Morris

Morris looks into of fringe sciences, like the origin of the universe, super-strings, wormholes, and sub-atomic particles.

One of the surprising concepts is the theory of "baby universes." Some physicists believe that universes reproduce by "budding," having a segment of itself break off from the whole. Conceivably, our area of the universe could break off from the rest and form its own "baby," in which the laws of physics could be altered or distorted.

That would make things lively during an election year.

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