November 29, 2007 at 12:40 am #26399
Note: this is an interesting twist in modern cosmology, that takes it one step closer to Taoist cosmology.
Scientists are not searching for two poles to this cosmos, much like Taoist yin-yang theory of the cosmic axis of manifestation.
November 25, 2007
Last August, astronomers working on the analysis of data being acquired by
NASA¹s WMAP (Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe) satellite announced that
they found a huge void in the universe. A void is a region of space that has
much less material (stars, nebulae, dust and other material) than the
average. Since our universe is relatively heterogeneous, empty spaces are
not rare, but in this case the enormous magnitude of the hole is way outside
the expected range. The hole found in the constellation of Eridanus is about
a billion light years across, which is roughly 10,000 times as large as our
galaxy or 400 times the distance to Andromeda, the closest ³large² galaxy.
Evidence for a parallel universeThe dimension of the hole is so big that at
first glance, it results impossible to explain under the current
cosmological theories, although scientists put forward some explanations
based on certain theoretical models that might predict the existence of
³giant knots² in space known as topological defects.
However, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill physics Professor Laura
Mersini-Houghton made a staggering claim. She says, ³Standard cosmology
cannot explain such a giant cosmic hole² and goes further with the
ground-breaking hypothesis that the huge void is ³ the unmistakable imprint
of another universe beyond the edge of our own³.
The idea of alternative, or parallel universes has been around for quite a
while and has provided considerable inspiration for Sci-Fi literature and
sparked endless philosophical debate, but although begin seriously
considered within the scientific realm it never crossed the limits of
speculative of purely theoretical grounds. Perhaps until now. If
Mersini-Houghton is right, Eridanus¹ giant hole would be the first
experimental evidence for the existence of another universe. The
implications of this possibility are obviously of huge importance for
everybody, but it also has further relevance for the astrophysics community
as it would bring support for the hotly debated string theory and other
But Mersini-Houghton and colleagues¹ theory of entangled universes make
testable predictions, providing the opportunity to confirm or refute the
claim as more data arrive to the astronomers¹ computers. Her model predicts
the existence of two voids rather than one, one in each hemisphere of our
universe. The one that has been found by WMAP¹s data lies in the Northern
hemisphere. They expect new data will show a second similar void in the
Southern side. This and other cutting-edge experimental projects testing
Mersini-Houghton¹s ideas will tell us whether a new era in cosmological
thinking has indeed arrived.November 29, 2007 at 1:07 am #26400
You like this with paralell universes. Do you have some spiritual knowledge, /taoist or other, that asumes the existence of paralell universes?
Is it common knowledge in taoism or do you have other sources?
Thx for the article, nice stuff.
S DNovember 29, 2007 at 3:43 am #26402
“Standard cosmology cannot explain such a giant cosmic hole”
To be honest, standard cosmology can’t explain much.
Contrary to what physicists would like you to believe, they
don’t really understand the universe at all. Physicists
can only account for 10% of the mass in the universe. The
rest of it is so-called “dark matter” and “dark energy”, which
is just a name for what they don’t understand.
In other words, they don’t understand 90%–or should I
say *most* of the universe!
For the most part, as far as explaining the universe goes
(outside of everyday life), physics has been a dismal failure.
Quantum mechanics which seems to govern the world of the small
is completely incompatible with Special/General Relativity, the
physics of the large. Things like Bell’s Paradox demonstrate
Part of the problem is that the physics community is ignoring
the consciousness aspect . . . although things like that are
hard to test.
In a lot of ways, HT is leagues ahead in its understanding of
the nature of reality, and we have to wait for the rest of
the world to catch up . . .December 3, 2007 at 3:12 am #26404
The ancient Taoists didn’t call it parallel universes – they called them islands in the cosmos, where there were different realities. The immortals could freely travel between these realties.
mDecember 3, 2007 at 5:12 am #26406December 3, 2007 at 6:56 am #26408
Haven’t heard so much of the taoist’s different realities, but have seen a litle from Budisism. Are the taoist and the budist description wery similar as you see it?
Sincerely S DDecember 3, 2007 at 10:37 pm #26410
hopefully you aren’t too ****’d off at me Michael
this is really out there, but, in context of this message..
if the third eye connects to a high frequency whole body energy field inside of your outer physical body (a soul or spirit body)
and there is reason to suspect that this “inner” energy dimension is composed of light consiousness and interconnected holography..
then the inner self would be able to connect as needed with other souls, planets, galaxies, even other times as part of an internal love/consiousness dimension..
but, as has become increasingly obvious to me..
Compassion, as a superluminal light within the heart/soul should be your joy and guide.. especially in these realms…
or, in other words…
an inner energy dimension of love/peace can connect internal soul bodies with other soul bodies across space and time via a whole body third eye connection
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