Tuesday, April 06, 2010

California Scientist May Have Proof of a Parallel Universe

I love physics, more specifically Quantum Physics.  Though I will never be able to "grock" the formulas and complex mathematics, I get the basic premise and  really love the whole "spooky action at a distance" that Einstein described.

When you begin to delve into the quanta, the smallest most basic stuff of reality, things get very fuzzy, in fact they look down right fictional.  That's why the latest experiment by Andrew Cleland at the University of California, Santa Barbara is so fascinating. In his experiment he was able to show that an object in this universe might be connected or entangled with a similar object in a parallel universe.

Got you attention now, don't I?

What the scientist did was seemingly simple.  He took an ultra tiny metal "paddle" and cooled it to very low temperatures and then under a vacuum and very controlled conditions, he "plucked it" causing it to vibrate.  What was observed was not just the paddle vibrating, but simultaneously NOT vibrating.  Now that is strange and yet it is what one would expect from an object in both universes at the same time.

"When you observe something in one state, one theory is it split the universe into two parts," Cleland told FoxNews.com.  That is something physicists have been postulating for a while, but it was only at the subatomic level.  Now this may be evidence that back up here in the big world things may be equally as spooky.

This one bears watching.

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