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  • Jack Sarfatti
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 1, 2005
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      > From: Jack Sarfatti <sarfatti@...>
      > Date: October 1, 2005 10:35:09 AM PDT
      > To: Gary S Bekkum / SSR <garysbekkum@...>
      > Subject: Re: NEW Tegmark - How did it all begin?
      > bcc
      > Yes, I already had this idea in 1973 as Saul-Paul Sirag can attest.
      > I think it's even on the 1973 tape with me and Puthoff & Targ. I
      > will put that tape on the WEB when I get a chance. This is a major
      > theme in all 3 of my books now on http://amazon.com Robert
      > Dickson Crane related this idea to Islamic "Tauhid" BTW.
      > On Oct 1, 2005, at 10:15 AM, Gary S Bekkum / SSR wrote:
      >> Here is the paper by Gott & Li:
      >> http://www.arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/9712344Can the Universe Create
      >> Itself?Authors: J. Richard Gott, III, Li-Xin Li
      >> Categories: astro-ph gr-qc
      >> Comments: 48 pages, 8 figures
      >> Journal-ref: Phys.Rev. D58 (1998) 023501
      >> The question of first-cause has troubled philosophers and
      >> cosmologists alike. Now that it is apparent that our universe
      >> began in a Big Bang explosion, the question of what happened
      >> before the Big Bang arises. Inflation seems like a very promising
      >> answer, but as Borde and Vilenkin have shown, the inflationary
      >> state preceding the Big Bang must have had a beginning also.
      >> Ultimately, the difficult question seems to be how to make
      >> something out of nothing. This paper explores the idea that this
      >> is the wrong question --- that that is not how the Universe got
      >> here. Instead, we explore the idea of whether there is anything in
      >> the laws of physics that would prevent the Universe from creating
      >> itself. Because spacetimes can be curved and multiply connected,
      >> general relativity allows for the possibility of closed timelike
      >> curves (CTCs). Thus, tracing backwards in time through the
      >> original inflationary state we may eventually encounter a region
      >> of CTCs giving no first-cause. This region of CTCs, may well be
      >> over by now (being bounded toward the future by a Cauchy horizon).
      >> We illustrate that such models --- with CTCs --- are not
      >> necessarily inconsistent by demonstrating self-consistent vacuums
      >> for Misner space and a multiply connected de Sitter space in which
      >> the renormalized energy-momentum tensor does not diverge as one
      >> approaches the Cauchy horizon and solves Einstein's equations. We
      >> show such a Universe can be classically stable and self-consistent
      >> if and only if the potentials are retarded, giving a natural
      >> explanation of the arrow of time. Some specific scenarios (out of
      >> many possible ones) for this type of model are described. For
      >> example: an inflationary universe gives rise to baby universes,
      >> one of which turns out to be itself. Interestingly, the laws of
      >> physics may allow the Universe to be its own mother.
      >> Gary S Bekkum
      >> Starstream Research
      >> P.O. Box 1144
      >> Maple Grove, MN 55311-6144
      >> (763) 439-0719
      >> garysbekkum@...
      >> ----- Original Message -----
      >> From: Jack Sarfatti
      >> To: caryn anscomb
      >> Cc: Gary S Bekkum / SSR ; Dan Smith ; Katia ; S-P Sirag ; Colin
      >> Bennett ; Cynthia Tsai
      >> Sent: Saturday, October 01, 2005 10:52 AM
      >> Subject: Re: NEW Tegmark - How did it all begin?
      >> Thanks for reference.
      >> Intelligent Design FROM the Future does not contradict Darwinian
      >> Evolution. They work together.
      >> This is all completely explained in my 3 books - it's a self
      >> consistent loop in time. I already talked about this in 1973. Saul-
      >> Paul Sirag wrote an opera about it in 1974. This is old stuff. No
      >> mystery here. Dan Smith tries to mystify all this with Telos,
      >> Eschaton. Gott has a book on this from Princeton Time Travel. I
      >> already had Gott's idea decades before him.
      >> On Oct 1, 2005, at 7:24 AM, caryn anscomb wrote:
      >>> Tegmark: How Did It All Begin?
      >>> P6 of 6
      >>> ‘Q: Where does the observed matter come from?
      >>> A: Inflation can produce it all from almost nothing.’
      >>> At the risk of getting my knuckles rapped, I think the
      >>> fundamental question in relation to intelligent design, posed to
      >>> the physicist, might be: What is the ‘almost nothing’ and what
      >>> gave the ‘almost nothing’ it’s marching orders in the very first
      >>> instance?
      >>> (I say very first instance in consideration of the ‘self-
      >>> replicating inflationary universe theory’). It appears that all
      >>> theories can be reduced to what must be viewed as a first event,
      >>> even when we consider something like ‘backward causation’ plausible?
      >>> Caryn.
      >>> Gary S Bekkum / SSR <garysbekkum@...> wrote:
      >>> FYI 6 page summary paper for your list members, they really need
      >>> to get up to speed :-)rom: Max Tegmark [view email] Date: Sat, 20
      >>> Aug 2005 15:57:30 GMT (576kb) How did it all begin?
      >>> http://www.arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0508429
      >>> Authors: Max Tegmark
      >>> Categories: astro-ph
      >>> Comments: 6 pages, 6 figs, essay for 2005 Young Scholars
      >>> Competition in honor of Charles Townes; received Dishonorable
      >>> Mention
      >>> How did it all begin? Although this question has undoubtedly
      >>> lingered for as long as humans have walked the Earth, the answer
      >>> still eludes us. Yet since my grandparents were born, scientists
      >>> have been able to refine this question to a degree I find truly
      >>> remarkable. In this brief essay, I describe some of my own past
      >>> and ongoing work on this topic, centering on cosmological
      >>> inflation. I focus on
      >>> (1) observationally testing whether this picture is correct and
      >>> (2) working out implications for the nature of physical reality
      >>> (e.g., the global structure of spacetime, dark energy and our
      >>> cosmic future, parallel universes and fundamental versus
      >>> environmental physical laws).
      >>> (2) clearly requires (1) to determine whether to believe the
      >>> conclusions. I argue that (1) also requires (2), since it affects
      >>> the probability calculations for inflation's observational
      >>> predictions.Full-text: PostScript, PDF, or Other formats
      >>> Gary S Bekkum
      >>> Starstream Research
      >>> P.O. Box 1144
      >>> Maple Grove, MN 55311-6144
      >>> (763) 439-0719
      >>> garysbekkum@...
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