WASHINGTON – How did the universe get started?
With the Big Bang theory under assault, science and philosophy are fishing for new theories – seemingly anything but the Bible’s Genesis account.
The latest idea comes from a Columbia University astrophysicist who suggests the universe may have been created and maintained by non-human life forms that morphed into the physical world and remain the driving force behind quantum physics.
Professor Caleb Scharf is behind the radical theory that the universe is what remains of intelligent alien life that controls all aspects of the physical world – from gravity to the speed of light.
In an article for the science journal Nautilus, Scharf wrote that alien life could exist in the behavior of subatomic particles and the expansion of the universe.
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“Perhaps hyper-advanced life isn’t just external,” he said. “Perhaps it’s already all around. It is embedded in what we perceive to be physics itself. In other words, life might not just be in the equations. It might be the equations.”
His theory suggests alien life forms have already turned themselves into living machines.
Humanity also faces this prospect when its creations overtake its own intelligence, defined as “singularity.”
Taking the theory a step further, Scharf said hyper-advanced aliens may have gone beyond turning themselves into machine creatures and gone as far as becoming a complex physical system.
“If you’re a civilization that has learned how to encode living systems into different [materials], all you need to do is build a normal-matter-to-dark-matter data-transfer system: a dark matter 3D printer,” Scharf explained.
His theory centers around the idea that mankind has not detected “advanced life because it forms an integral and unsuspicious part of what we’ve considered to be the natural world.”
However, others question whether there is any evidence to support the theory and whether it is just a way to explain existence apart from God.
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