Playing God

This is sure to get the creationists in a flap – physicists in Japan are considering a project that will, in essence, attempt to create a new universe. Although completely counter-intuitive to the average layman, this experiment has a good grounding in well-understood theories of how our own universe was formed. And, if I understand the article correctly, the only way they can tell if the baby universe has been created is by observing it to have disappeared. I really wish I’d paid more attention at university.

2 thoughts on “Playing God”

  1. Reading the article, I see they don’t actually explain how they plan to do this, except that it will require a magnetic monopole. Only problem: as of yet, as far as we know, magnetic monopoles do not exist.

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