Is The Universe a Hologram? Physicists say it’s possible. I’ve always been fascinated by the multitude of theories that proliferate in the scientific community that try to explain the nature of the universe, and even more controversially, its origins. Now, I have my own opinions on the matter, but since they’re rather controversial and that’s not what I want my blog to be about, I’m not going to go into them. Suffice to say, I’m a Christian, and many of my beliefs stem from there.
No, here I want to look at articles and theories like the ones from the article linked above from a perspective totally different from what’s “right.” Instead I want to regard it from a position of awe. Let’s face it: we don’t have any solid idea what the universe really is or how it works. It’s possible we’re not even capable, as human beings, of full comprehending it. But every time I see science advancing (or at least expanding) in this area of research, I’m drawn in, fascinated and inspired.
What I find interesting about the article is that they touch on the idea that the universe is a hologram (and how it could explain so much about science if it is), but they don’t reflect on what that would mean. So if it’s a hologram, WHY is it a hologram? Was it designed to be that way? Is it just that way through some fluke of the universe? HOW is it a hologram?
This is why I keep tabs on science news. How amazing is this world we live in? What amazingly inventive idea will we come up with next? And how might our world surprise us by (at least seemingly) verifying some of the most bizarre of them?
So the universe is a hologram. What happens if someone turns it off? :P