Today is not the Middle Ages, and scientists are not burned at the stake. But even now, the arguments that our reality may not be the only one often cause, if not ridicule, then certainly distrust. This, we emphasize, is not about the existence of alien living matter, which many assume, but about the hypothetical existence of an alternative reality around us. If parallel worlds exist, what can they be and what can humanity expect from them?
There is a point of view that the mystery of alternative existence is connected with a certain “fifth dimension”. Allegedly, in addition to the three spatial dimensions and the” fourth dimension ” – time, there is another one. By opening it, people will supposedly be able to travel between parallel worlds. However, the head of the sector of interdisciplinary problems of scientific and technical development of the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Philosophy Vladimir Arshinov, is sure that today we can talk about a much larger number of dimensions: “We already know approximately the models of our world, which contain 11, 26 and even 267 dimensions. They are not observable, but collapsed in a special way. Nevertheless, they are present all around us.”
In a multidimensional space, according to the scientist, things that seem incredible are possible. Vladimir Arshinov believes that other worlds can be anything: “There are an infinite number of options. For example, one of them may represent a looking glass, as in the fairy tale about Alice. That is, what is true in our world is false there. But this is probably the easiest option.”
However, people are most interested in the question of whether it is possible to “touch”, to see these parallel worlds. “If we take for granted the existence of a certain reality with mirror dimensions,” says Vladimir Arshinov, ” it turns out that once there, you can, without making much effort, move in space and time. Once we get back to our world, we’ll be dealing with the effect of a real time machine.” To better understand this, we can take the launch of ballistic missiles as an analogy. They can’t travel huge distances in the atmosphere – there won’t be enough fuel. Therefore, the rocket is put into orbit, where it almost reaches a certain point by inertia, and then “falls” at the other end of the earth. “The same thing can be done with any object, it is only necessary to move it to the supposed parallel world,” says Arshinov. The only question is how to make such a transition. It is this question that excites those who are looking for an alternative reality today.
The existing laws of physics do not deny the bold assumption that parallel worlds can be connected by quantum tunnel transitions. This means that it is theoretically possible to move from one world to another without violating the law of conservation of energy. However, such a transition will require a huge amount of energy, so much is not collected in our entire Galaxy.
But there is another option. “There is a version that the passages to parallel worlds are hidden in the so – called black holes,” says Vladimir Arshinov, ” and they can be a kind of funnels that suck in matter.” But black holes, according to cosmologists, may actually turn out to be some kind of “wormholes” – paths from one world to another and back. “In nature, there could be space-time structures that connect one world to another, like wormholes,” says a senior researcher at the State Astronomical Institute named after P. P. Tolstoy. Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Vladimir Surdin. “In principle, mathematics allows for their existence.” The possibility of the existence of “wormholes” is not denied by the Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor of the Department of Theoretical Physics of the Faculty of Physics of Moscow State University Dmitry Galtsov. He confirmed to the “Results” that this is one of the options for moving from one point to another with infinite speed. “However,” the physicist noted, ” there is one point: no one has seen the wormholes yet, they have yet to be found.”
This hypothesis could be confirmed by the discovery of the mystery of the emergence of new stars. Astronomers have long puzzled over the nature of the origin of some celestial bodies. From the outside, it looks like the emergence of a substance from nothing. “Such phenomena can be the result of matter spilling out into the universe from parallel worlds,” Vladimir Arshinov boldly suggests. Then we can assume that any body can move to a parallel world.
Of course, this is almost not consistent with the Big Bang theory, which describes the origin of our Universe. This hypothesis is generally accepted and will remain so until science proves something different. “The size of the universe then was zero – it was compressed into a point,” says Vladimir Arshinov. “This state is called a cosmological singularity. But why, for example, not even now assume that such a point could be not one, but many, and different, including still unknown to mankind? And then other worlds could have begun.”
The theory of multiple worlds is still just a model. Nothing more than a beautiful way to explain many mysterious things. Science is not yet able to test it in practice. But if we assume that parallel worlds exist and are inhabited in the same way as our real world, then things that are hitherto unexplained, such as various paranormal phenomena, can become clear. However, this requires at least waiting for the appearance of a new Giordano Bruno.
Opinions Alexander Bolonkin, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Member of the Board of Directors of the non-profit organization ” International Space Agency”:
- On the subject of parallel worlds, science fiction writers write a lot, and scientists argue, but there is no evidence of their existence. In purely humanitarian terms, you can fantasize about anything, but physicists are unlikely to add anything here. There is not a single scientific fact that can confirm this. Physical laws are associated with certain values of constants and interactions. At the same time, a multiverse – a hypothetical set of all possible universes, including the one in which we exist-is unlikely, and there is no reason to believe that other worlds exist. And even if they do exist, why are they different? In general, I have a negative attitude to this theory.
Yuri Gnedin, Deputy Director of the Main Astronomical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences:
- The theory of the existence of parallel universes is possible. And this is not just a belief, but an assumption based on scientific results. It does not contradict any basic physical laws. Everything is born from the original state due to random deviations from the average value of physical quantities. There can be many such deviations, and each one can create its own universe. Moreover, each of them may be inhabited, but the problem is that we have no way to contact them. We can’t get to the nearest stars, and we can’t get to the wormholes. Ideally, there is such a possibility, but we do not yet know how to implement it. Technical capabilities are not enough, although they may appear in the future.