Have scientists found evidence of a parallel universe?
Caltech cosmologist Ranga-Ram Chary claims that he may have found evidence for the existence of a parallel universe. Many online articles report this.1,2,3
His claim, published in the Astrophysical Journal, suggests some sort of ‘cosmic bruising’—one universe bumping up against another universe—could explain an anomaly he found in the map of the cosmic microwave background (CMB). The anomaly is in regards to a mysterious blob of light found in the CMB radiation, which allegedly is leftover radiation from the big bang.
USA Today reports:
Chary, a researcher at the European Space Agency’s Planck Space Telescope data center at CalTech, said the glow could be due to matter from a neighboring universe “leaking” into ours, according to New Scientist magazine.
“Our universe may simply be a region within an eternally inflating super-region,” scientist Chary wrote in a recent study in the Astrophysical Journal.
Quite obviously the claim is highly speculative. Others are skeptical of the claim. Besides that, you must understand the problem in cosmology of proving anything like this. You would have to disprove all other possible causes to ‘prove’ your thesis. To this news Princeton University’s David Spergel commented1,3 that the dust particles from the cosmic microwave background could hold the key to the mysterious blob of light that Chary identified.
“The dust properties are more complicated than we have been assuming, and I think that this is a more plausible explanation”
But it is much more problematic than that.
- The CMB radiation may not be from the most distant sources, hence is not relic radiation from the alleged big bang. See ‘Light from the big bang’ casts no shadows.4
- Look at the problems associated with the last claimed proof of inflation from BICEP2, the South Pole telescope, where it was found that the detection of B-mode polarization in the CMB radiation most likely is attributable to dust in the Galaxy, hence not from cosmological sources, let alone the alleged inflationary epoch. The claimed proof of the alleged inflationary epoch was wrong.
- Finally, one must understand that today’s ‘mainstream’ cosmology is not science but a pagan philosophy. Because cosmology is philosophy and not science it cannot be proven by empirical methods one way or another. “While many renowned scientists acknowledge the possibility of multiple and parallel universes, many other equally accomplished astrophysicists and cosmologists consider the debate a waste of time—more science fiction or philosophy than science. They argue the nature of empirical science makes it impossible to prove or disprove multiverse theories.”1 (my emphasis added)
But Chary knew his ideas would face strong skepticism. He attempted to account for other possibilities. But how could you know that you have exhausted all possibilities? Chary wrote:
“Unusual claims like evidence for alternate universes require a very high burden of proof.”1
Indeed! Such a high burden of proof is required that you would have to be a transcendent Creator to know for sure. Such is the problem of cosmology.
References and notes
- Hays, B., Have scientists found evidence of a parallel universe?, SpaceDaily.com 4 November 2015. Return to text
- Hanks, M., ‘Mysterious Glow’ May Indicate Evidence of Parallel Universes, Mysterious Universe, 5 November 2015. Return to text
- Bradley, G., Cosmologist Rang-Ray Chary claims for evidence of parallel universe, NYC Today, 8 November 2015. Return to text
- Hartnett, J.G., ‘Light from the big bang’ casts no shadows, Creation 37(1):50–51, 2015. Return to text
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