Originally posted by spaceinvaders
Sounds a lot like biological evolution.
Yes it does, which adds even more fun to the mix. Would this imply that natural selection does not just apply to biological evolution, but to universal aspects as well? This idea of natural selection is also used in some weak AI applications throught the form of Genetic Algorithms, and it works very well with optimizing complex systems.
Originally posted by xmaddness
As others have stated, a simple Google search of physics papers will provide a wealth of information on this subject.
In 2003, University of Oxford philosophy professor Nick Bostrom published a paper, "The Simulation Argument," which argued that, "we are almost certainly living in a computer simulation." Now, a team at Cornell University says it has come up with a viable method for testing whether we're all just a series of numbers in some ancient civilization's computer game.
NUMERICAL PROBLEMS IN GENERAL RELATIVITY
DOUGLAS N. ARNOLD
Department of Mathematics, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802,
The construction of gravitational wave observatories is one of the greatest scientic
eorts of our time. As a result, there is presently a strong need to numerically simulate
the emission of gravitation radiation from massive astronomical events such
as black hole collisions. This entails the numerical solution of the Einstein eld
equations. We briefy describe the eld equations in their natural setting, namely
as statements about the geometry of space time. Next we describe the complicated
system that arises when the eld equations are recast as partial dierential
equations, and discuss procedures for deriving from them a more tractable system
consisting of constraint equations to be satised by initial data and together
with evolution equations. We present some applications of modern nite element
technology to the solution of the constraint equations in order to nd initial data
relevant to black hole collisions. We conclude by enumerating some of the many
computational challenges that remain
Initial Data and Evolution Problems in General Relativity
Nov 18, 2013 to Nov 22, 2013
Piotr T. Chruściel* (University of Vienna) and Igor Rodnianski* (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
This workshop discusses recent developments both in the study of the properties of initial data for Einstein's equations, and in the study of solutions of the Einstein evolution problem. Cosmic censorship, the formation and stability of black holes, the role of mass and quasi-local mass, and the construction of solutions of the Einstein constraint equations are focus problems for the workshop. We highlight recent developments, and examine major areas in which future progress is likely.
Originally posted by Moduli
Originally posted by xmaddness
Originally posted by jessejamesxx
Question, so our universe is expanding because black holes in other parallel universes are draining their space/time into ours? Does that mean their universes are shrinking? I don't know if that necessarily makes sense, but I like to think that we live in a fractal universe, and this black hole theory could be one explanation on how the multi-verse could go on in infinity.
These are exactly the same questions that many scientists are coming to themselves.
Where are people even getting these ideas? These are most certainly not the questions any physicists are asking themselves, because this is demonstrably not what is going on.
The universe is not, in any meaningful sense, inside a black hole (or a while hole, or any other kind of hole you can come up with). That idea is flagrantly ridiculous.