When one conveys certain things, particularly of such gravity, should one not then appropriately cite sources, authorities...
Started by Recusant, May 21, 2018, 01:54:30 PM
QuoteA Multiverse -- where our Universe is only one of many -- might not be as inhospitable to life as previously thought, according to new research.Questions about whether other universes might exist as part of a larger Multiverse, and if they could harbour life, are burning issues in modern cosmology.Now new research led by Durham University, UK, and Australia's University of Sydney, Western Sydney University and the University of Western Australia, has shown that life could potentially be common throughout the Multiverse, if it exists.The key to this, the researchers say, is dark energy, a mysterious "force" that is accelerating the expansion of the Universe.Scientists say that current theories of the origin of the Universe predict much more dark energy in our Universe than is observed. Adding larger amounts would cause such a rapid expansion that it would dilute matter before any stars, planets or life could form.The Multiverse theory, introduced in the 1980s, can explain the "luckily small" amount of dark energy in our Universe that enabled it to host life, among many universes that could not.Using huge computer simulations of the cosmos, the new research has found that adding dark energy, up to a few hundred times the amount observed in our Universe, would actually have a modest impact upon star and planet formation.This opens up the prospect that life could be possible throughout a wider range of other universes, if they exist, the researchers said.[Continues . . .]
Quote from: No one on May 21, 2018, 02:01:54 PMOf course life is abundant, cosmically speaking.
Quote from: No one on May 21, 2018, 06:54:36 PMNo one:Of course life is abundant, cosmically speaking.Dave: My point good sir, is that the universe is massive, on a scale in which the human brain can not possibly imagine. Life is probably relatively scarce in that sense. But on a cosmic level it probably thrives wherever it can take hold. There is more than likely lifeforms that the infinitely small human brain would not recognize as life.