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Illusion of Reality

Attended a panel discussion at Stanford’s Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at SLAC ( www-group.slac.stanford.edu/kipac/ ) with some of the World's thought leaders including Persis Drell, Roger Blandford, Mark Kasevich, Pat Burchat, Andrei Linde (Father of the multiverse concept) , and Lenny Susskind.

 

For me the most amazing ideas came from Lenny Susskind. In summery he said… We have been trying to characterize the universe in the wrong way. It is like trying to describe man mathematically as a five fold design (left arm, right arm, left leg, right leg and head). This is totally the wrong approach. We should be looking to understand his DNA and how it enables the creation of the wide variety of life we see. Like the DNA of the Universe, String Theory establishes the possibility that there are different laws of physics in different part of the universe. What we have believe to be constants are in fact changing with the expansion of the universe. Man lives in a fleeting place and time that is a result of accidents. Whoa!

 

A great example of his thinking is on YouTube here  www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzfhtouRM6s&feature=related

 

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Taken on October 15, 2008