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  •  Try Brian Greene's (13+ / 0-)

    The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos.

    Read this and you're really gonna strain your brain cells, but if you stick with it, you'll still come away with more than a few theories about our Universe.....or actually, our Universes because Greene posits that the more astronomers and physicists and cosmologists begin to understand the laws of physics (and some theories still waiting to be proven), the more the possibility arises that we don't have just one, but very possibly an infinity of universes....in fact so many of them that there just might be universes which are exact parallels of each other, right down to me sitting at my computer and typing this post at the same time as some other me in another universe.

    Want another theory?.....What we think of as our universe is actually a game of the SIMS being played on an incredibly large computer, which might itself be a universe and the "reality" we think we are experiencing is just some code being tweaked in another cosmos (God as a stone hacker becomes reality.)

    That's just a couple of the suppositions and theories, but Greene walks through a lot more.  If you have more knowledge of advanced math and physics, Green recognizes that.  If you don't, like me, he does a pretty good job of helping you understand, although some of the concepts he is trying to explain are really hard to believe, let enough understand.

    WELL worth the read, even if you have to struggle to get there.

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    by dweb8231 on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 12:42:41 PM PST

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