having grown up thinking—believing—that the word ‘universe’ meant everything (you know, a sort of collective noun for ‘the whole lot‘) I keep running aground on statements like this beast—
Scientists now believe that if our universe ”ballooned up” into a vacuum after The Big Bang, then trillions of others could also have formed in the same way, creating a multiverse of other universes beyond our own space-time.
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—which suggests to me a real vacuum. A vacuum in the collective noun department. So language gallops on, and with it we need a new noun; a noun meaning ‘everything’.
As in every damn’ thing.
No eluding our new noun, no ducking into other dimensions, parallel or otherwise abstract universes; no hiding behind metaphysical concepts or multitudes of unique Gods. Maybe Ark or JZ can spare me a few religiosi to explain where God fits into all this scientific stuff? If there are millions of zillions of other universi, are there likewise oodillions of other singular Gods? Or does our very own Big G cover the whole lot (and still find time to impregnate the odd virgin here and there so He can be nailed to whatever is their local equivalent of a cross?)*
(from the Mac’s onboard dictionary)
if those clever scientists are correct a lot of books are going to have to be rewritten. But wait, it gets even more better yet—
Professor Tom Shanks in Durham University’s Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy, said: “One explanation for the Cold Spot is that it might be the remnant signal of the collision of our Universe and one of the trillions of others…
Ouch! Can you even begin to imagine the insurance costs for such collisions? Brrr …
For source of the quote above and the image below, click on any of these wee bowling balls—
—and never forget the ages old saying, so famous in the metaphysical worlds:
—which makes no sense at all in a universe with no ups or downs**.
* And by His sacrifice so save the locals from the Wrath Of Himself. (Dammit. There’s never a Mormon or Jehovah’s Adventist around when you need one.)
** Don’t ask me, I’m just a dum ol …