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Are there Parallel universes?

GENEVA (Reuters) – Physicists probing the origins of the cosmos hope that next year they will turn up the first proofs of the existence of concepts long dear to science-fiction writers such as hidden worlds and extra dimensions.

And as their Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN near Geneva moves into high gear, they are talking increasingly of the "New Physics" on the horizon that could totally change current views of the universe and how it works.

"Parallel universes, unknown forms of matter, extra dimensions... These are not the stuff of cheap science fiction but very concrete physics theories that scientists are trying to confirm with the LHC and other experiments."

This was how the "ideas" men and women in the international research centre's Theory Group, which mulls over what could be out there beyond the reach of any telescope, put it in CERN's staff-targeted Bulletin this month.

 
sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 11:16 AM on Oct. 20, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • If my boyfriend, Steven Hawking, says there are parallel universes than there must be parallel universes.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 11:32 AM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Coffeeyum, I think you need to switch to decaf.

    Yeah, of course there are. But not in a twilight zone type of way. There aren't a hundred lovins typing this answer in a hundred different worlds.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:29 AM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • They have already discovered many extra dimensions and have theorized or years that there are is than one parallel universe. The thought is a bit too much for my mind to fully fathom, but it's certainly fun trying! Going to read the article now!

    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 12:09 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • coffey...do you have monkeys at your house humping footballs?
    something is definitely nucking futs over your way.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 11:41 AM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Isn't that one of the theories of where "aliens" come from? Interesting.
    urkiddingright

    Answer by urkiddingright at 11:46 AM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • of course there are..where do you think spirits go when they leave this world?
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 11:18 AM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Short answer? Yes. I would think anyone that is religious believes there is.
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:19 AM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • ..and how do you explain ghosts..how do they come and go?
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 11:19 AM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • I believe there are.
    Orionsgirl

    Answer by Orionsgirl at 11:20 AM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • I'm with shay1130 on this one, where do they go?
    Nanixh

    Answer by Nanixh at 11:21 AM on Oct. 20, 2010

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