NEW FEATURE: VOTE & EARN NEATOPOINTS!
Submit your own Neatorama post and vote for others' posts to earn NeatoPoints that you can redeem T-shirts, hoodies and more over at the NeatoShop!


10

The Conundrum of a Chaotic Universe and the Metaphysics of the Multiverse

The question as to why there are certain laws of nature that exist in the universe has led people to quite a debate about how it came into existence and whether these laws are simply arbitrary.

Some scientists try to explain it through the multiverse theory saying that our universe is only one of many and it exhibits the laws as such and it is possible that other universes may have their own arbitrary laws. But perhaps, we may have been myopic in our perspective of the universe.

Noson Yanofsky in his article suggests that maybe we have only been looking into the predictable aspects of our universe, neglecting or leaving out the rest of the chaotic parts.

There is another, more interesting, explanation for the structure of the laws of nature. Rather than saying that the universe is very structured, say that the universe is mostly chaotic and for the most part lacks structure. The reason why we see the structure we do is that scientists act like a sieve and focus only on those phenomena that have structure and are predictable. They do not take into account all phenomena; rather, they select those phenomena they can deal with.

(Image credit: Wikimedia Commons)


Newest 1
Newest 1 Comment

chaos and order exist together
if you're born ryan gosling, you might feel lucky, until you die in a plane crash
that's chaos
but h2o is always water, never h3o
that's deterministic law
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Start New Comment Thread...

Commenting on Neatorama will earn you NeatoPoints!

Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

This reply comment will earn you 100 100 NeatoPoints !


 
Email This Post to a Friend
"The Conundrum of a Chaotic Universe and the Metaphysics of the Multiverse"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.

 

Success! Your email has been sent!

close window
X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
 
Learn More