Top Astronomer Believes Multiverse Theory May Be Correct And That We Are ‘Just One Patch Of Space And Time’

Dr. Martin Rees has written new book ‘On The Future: Prospects For Humanity’, and addresses the idea of the multiverse theory in it.

Dr. Martin Rees, a cosmologist and astrophysicist who has also been Astronomer Royal since 1995, has written a new book called On The Future: Prospects For Humanity, in which he suggests that there is a strong probability that the multiverse theory is correct and that we are just one of many galaxies floating around in space.

As the Express reports, Dr. Rees explained that what we consider to be the universe, “our universe,” may simply be just one surrounded by a vast sea of others. He also suggested that rather than just the one Big Bang which spawned our universe, there may have been many others that gave rise to other universes as well.

“What we’ve traditionally called ‘the universe’ — the aftermath of ‘our’ big bang—may be just one island, just one patch of space and time, in a perhaps infinite archipelago. There may have been many big bangs, not just one.”

Dr. Rees is further of the opinion that these multiverses may have enormously different laws than our own, noting, “Each constituent of this multiverse could have cooled down differently, maybe ending up governed by different laws. Just as Earth is a very special planet among zillions of others, so—on a far grander scale—our big bang could have been a rather special one.”

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