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Originally posted by Bodhi7
reply to post by LoveU
Some believe that even our universe is cyclical, rather than linear. The hindu's believe reincarnation coincides with a reincarnation of the entire universe itself. The big bang, and then a reverse big bang that collapses everything, and then the entire cycle starts over.
ABHAY ASHTEKAR remembers his reaction the first time he saw the universe bounce. "I was taken aback," he says. He was watching a simulation of the universe rewind towards the big bang. Mostly the universe behaved as expected, becoming smaller and denser as the galaxies converged. But then, instead of reaching the big bang "singularity", the universe bounced and started expanding again. What on earth was happening?
Ashtekar wanted to be sure of what he was seeing, so he asked his colleagues to sit on the result for six months before publishing it in 2006. And no wonder. The theory that the recycled universe was based on, called loop quantum cosmology (LQC), had managed to illuminate the very birth of the universe - something even Einstein's general theory of relativity fails to do.
Einstein's relativity fails to explain the very birth of the universe
LQC has been tantalising physicists since 2003 with the idea that our universe could conceivably have emerged from the collapse of a previous universe. Now the theory is poised to make predictions we can actually test. If they are verified, the big bang will give way to a big bounce and we will finally know the quantum structure of space-time. Instead of a universe that emerged from a point of infinite density, we will have one that recycles, possibly through an eternal series of expansions and contractions, with no beginning and no end.
Originally posted by Daughter2
Awhile back, someone wrote a thread with the theory that every time we almost die, we restart at an earlier time in our life.
This is why so many people have close calls.
Anyway, it makes sense to me we would repeat lives until we got it right. After all, if this is supposed to be soul development, like any other lesson/class, you would repeat until you passed.
This makes 100% sense to me and I have a gut feeling that this is not my first time around.
Originally posted by Neopan100
I have sometimes wondered if when a person has deja vu that this is just our inner energy remembering..like a glitch. We have lived the same life a million times and deja vu is there because those little glitches let us "see" for a split second that we have done it before.
Other times I think deja vu is just a system to keep us in check..like I always seem to get deja vu when I am stressed or feeling like I am being cornered by life. Sometimes I just feel like I'm not where I am supposed to be and then bang---Deja vu hits me. Maybe it's there to say "hey, you are the right place...see"...
I don't know..maybe it's just me.
Originally posted by TechUnique
Time is cyclical in nature so it wouldn't surprise me. I also believe we are here to learn.
Originally posted by Chrisfishenstein
reply to post by Bodhi7
So by your thoughts on this, we could have essentially lived in the future already?
Some of us, or all of us, could have already experienced what it is like in the year 4815?
Do you think people can be reincarnated into different cultures also?edit on 8/9/2012 by Chrisfishenstein because: (no reason given)