On the Controversies of the Origin & End of the Universe
On the Controversies of theOrigin & End of the Universe An Attempt at a Synthesis Philorum 2012
Definition• Controversy is a state of prolonged public dispute or debate, usually concerning a matter of opinion. The word was coined from the Latin controversia, as a composite of controversus – "turned in an opposite direction," from contra – "against" – and vertere – to turn, or versus (see verse), hence, "to turn against."
Oscillating Universe?Is the history ofthe Universejust a repeatingcycle?
Controversies• If the universe came • How can we assume a from nothing, then “big crunch” when nothing exists AND observational data everything does not reveals an expanding exist. universe at an• If the universe came accelerating rate? from something, what is • Entropy: will the that something & from universe dissolve itself where did it come? out of existence & return to its origins of nothing?
Challenge• Superstition & politics • Science & mathematics hinges on faith and hinges on laws that are assumptions to accept consistent regardless or controversies as changes in “givens” “assumptions”• Ex. There will always be • Ex. Traffic laws traffic accidents accommodate human because of human flaws flaw & prevent which justifies accidents & achieve outcomes (FATE) results (PURPOSE)
Structure/Process/RelationshipsContext of Maths Context of Science• Number • Data• Symbol • Systems• Postulates • Laws Context of Story-Telling • Setting • Plot • Principles
Cosmology: History of Controversy• Aristotle & Empiricism• Newton & Gravity• Einstein & Theory of Relativity• Maxwell & Electromagnetic Theory• Bohr & Quantum Physics• Eternal Inflation-Dark Energy-String Theory
Catastrophe & Chaos• Bifurcation occurs when a small smooth change made to the parameter values (the bifurcation parameters) of a system causes a sudden qualitative or topological change in its behaviour
Big Bifurcation ElectromagneticsNewtonianPhysics Microverse Macroverse Relativity Quantum Mechanics
Within & Between Systems• Local bifurcations, • Global bifurcations, which can be analysed which often occur when entirely through larger invariant sets of changes in the local the system collide with stability properties of each other, or with equilibria, periodic equilibria of the system. orbits or other invariant They cannot be sets as parameters detected purely by a cross through critical stability analysis of the thresholds; and equilibria (fixed points).
Compatible?• Big Bang & the Higgs • Bifurcating Universe & Boson/“God Particle” Catastrophe Theory• Oscillating Universe • “Big Tear”• Quantum Mechanics vs • Chaos & Catastrophe Relativity Theories• Time Travel • Fractal Geometry• “Multiverses” • Realm of Possibilities & the Next Dimension
Not an End but the Next Stage Relativity Imaginary Newtonian Numbers Physics New Maths Electromagnetics Quantum Mechanics EnergyTheory of NeutrinosEverything? Quarks Strings Time Space Anti-Matter Matter Big Bang Big Tear
Another Perspective• A God Particle • “Tipping Points”• “Big Bang” • Great Bifurcation• “Big Crunch” • “Big Tear”• Multiverse • Multiple Dimensions Chaos Theory Catastrophe Theory Fractal Geometry
Paradigm Shift? Universes we compute for are real; first “in our head” Reflection then when applied in our “external reality” Cognition At this point, physical Sentience science has a lot in common with the social sciences Life InformationMatter Theory ofS Energy?
Telling the Story• Getting stuck with the map of myth & legend• The story of a possibility out of infinity• Studying history to chart the future• Caveat: Dr. Frankenstein Syndrome – Remain accountable