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here is a strange and mysterious world that surrounds us, a world largely hidden from our senses. The quest to explain the true nature of reality is one of the great scientific detective stories. Clues have been pieced together from deep within the atom, from the event horizon of black holes, and from the far reaches of the cosmos. It may be that that we are part of a cosmic hologram, projected from the edge of the universe. Or that we exist in an infinity of parallel worlds. Your reality may never look quite the same again.
Originally posted by AQuestion
reply to post by flyingviolet
Why would a holographic universe exist if there was no being capable of experiencing it?
In the end what the physicist have discovered is that they cannot explain the existence of anything without assuming that there is truth beyond us that we can not observe. The explanation of a holographic universe really says nothing more than that sentience, our experience is the only thing we can know to be real.
Originally posted by KnowledgeIsPowre
reply to post by AQuestion
I havent watched it yet, I was still downloading. I was basically just trying to say don't be so dismissive of any possibility since we really know so little. I agree that the dismissal of God is foolish. After I watch it ill be able to respond better
Originally posted by MRuss
I just finished watching the video. Great find!
I'm hoping someone can answer a few questions, since a few points were rather confusing to me:
Quarks: I don't think the video really explained this well. First, they showed protons being smashed and the results were some new and interesting particles. Are quarks a subgroup of these new particles? I didn't get the "top quark" thing that was missing and then found years later. How would you define a quark? And the top quark? I didn't get that top, bottom, side quark stuff.
Black holes: I didn't really understand why they believe information can't be lost. Can someone better define information? And why do they believe that the information is stored at the event horizon? How would it be stored there exactly? What would prevent it from being sucked in?
Parallel universes: I get this theory. If true, do you think our subconscious minds attract which outcome we experience?
How about the proton light splitting? What exactly happens? I didn't understand this. A scientist shines a proton light through two slits and gets three rays of light? Can you describe this for me a little bit better?
I have no math or science training, but I really do try (and struggle) to understand as much as I can.
Thanks for your patience...