It would be simple to think that there was only one universe. However, signs point toward the parallel universe as a more probable reality. Could this be?
We see the idea in science fiction movies, and now the notion of the parallel universe is common in other films as well.
For many years, books have been filled with fantastical ideas of duplicate realities, and then realities that weren’t so much the same. The parallel universe: is it real? Well, physics has many ideas that make us wonder.
Theories and facts
First, to understand the parallel universe, you must know the facts first. For ages, scientists have been searching for the smallest observable matter in existence.
So far, the quantum realm is the only factual realm we have found to be real. However, there is a belief that it’s not the smallest level. It’s just that we’ve yet to uncover the evidence for this new level of existence, and thus this is theory.
In 1954, Hugh Everett III came up with the Many Worlds Theory using this basic realization. The Many Worlds theory is an interesting and entertaining theory. Whatever we do, whether it be writing a book or doing an experiment. The outcome will come along at a certain point. We will finish the book, and we will see the result of the experiment. At least that’s what we hope for.
According to those who believe in the parallel universe, in similar existence alongside ours, the book may never be finished, while in many other universes, the endings could exist in different ways.
As for the experiment, there may not be as many varieties of results, but there is the chance of different results, as well as different routes to the various ends. Basically, in one universe where death is a possibility, you may live, but in another, you may die. This is the basic idea of the Many Worlds Theory.
The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
What we do know is that quantum matter does not take one form. I don’t mean there are different forms of various matters, although there obviously are.
What I mean is that quantum matter can be measured in the form of light by one scientist, but when measured by someone else, it can be gaseous. It shapeshifts, apparently, or does it? Some believe the particle splits at the moment that it is measured. In one universe, it is light, and in another universe, it appears as a gas, and so on.
This is one reason we believe in parallel universes. It is simply because it explains the theory in clear terms. Imagine the particle having a mind of its own, and cannot be gas for both universes simultaneously because it doesn’t take form until its observed, and it cannot be observed as the same thing at the same time because it exists in more than one realm.
To be honest, it’s hard to wrap your mind around this, but it also points toward those unknown laws that we do not quite understand in full. This theory aligns with what Max Planck, one of the original physicists in 1900 said to be true. The laws of physics may operate on a much deeper level than we thought.
The theory of everything and the string theory
Einstein spent his life looking for the smallest level that answered every physical question we may have. His idea was called the Theory of everything. Physicists still looking for this level, turned to the string theory as the answer to this- it’s referred to as the subquantum level.
Japanese American physicist, Michio Kaku believed that gravity and all other physical forces come from the subquantum level. He said that each particle looks like tiny rubber bands or strings that make up quarks that then make electrons, on to atoms, and then finally the individual cells of an organism.
He believed that whatever the matter became depended on its vibration and this happened across many copies of the same universe, parallel universe, or we might say the multiverse. Wow! What intellect!
So, does the parallel universe REALLY exist?
Although, as you can see, there are more than a few theories about the parallel universe and how it acts. We still must discover the hard facts that turn this idea from theory to reality.
Fortunately, it looks like the parallel universe has a good chance of existence. Why? Because no matter how many times particles in the universe split and create new things, eventually, they will repeat themselves. Take a deck of cards for instance, how many times do you think you will get a different hand? Eventually, you will have a duplicate to a hand you were dealt with before. This just makes logical sense.
So, although the facts of the parallel universe may still be submerged somewhere, they could surface at any time. Signs are starting to point toward yes…yes, there is a multiverse, and we are living in one version of many copies.
Does this excite or terrify you? Maybe it causes a simultaneous reaction…or maybe you’re excited about it here, while the other you are scared to death….somewhere, in some other version of our existence.