Re: The Universe-is that all there is? sung by Miss Peggy Lee. :-)

Michael Lorrey (
Tue, 13 Jan 1998 10:30:16 -0500

Eugene Leitl wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Jan 1998, Mark D. Fulwiler wrote:
> > The problem with these multiple universe theories is that I know of no way they
> > could be proven. And something that cannot be proven is totally irrelevant.
> Virtual particle pairs (Dirac's sea) determine the properties of the
> vacuum (i.e. dielectricity constant), which are easily measurable. I'm
> pretty sure that a similiar (perhaps indirect) verification is possible
> with Planck quantum foam, for a TOE (superstring++ is a candidate for one)
> must explain it.
> 'gene
> > Therefore, I assume that the "universe" and the four dimensional space-time we live
> > in are one and the same. However, whether everything there is includes other
> > universes or just the one we can observe, the fact remains that the universe or
> > universes are/is the result of (a) quantum fluctuation(s).
> >

Now I don't know much about superstring theory, except that it involves
something like 10 dimensions. In this context, how does Heinlein's ol
proposition of dimension swapping/rotating/translating (The Number of
the Beast) look as a possibility for multiverses under a ten dimensional
superstructure? Or am I just out to lunch?