Universe In Danger of Popping Out of ExistenceSubmitted by Molusk on Wed, 12/18/2013 - 00:16
Physicists from the European Organization for Nuclear Research or CERN, for some reason, have issued an ominous warning to the governments of the world. Based on the conclusions of the best modern physics, an unseen danger lurks just beyond the bend of the horizon of our every day reality, which receives very little attention from our available stockpiles of fear.
While there is much talk in the media about the risks of global warming, near earth object collision and superbugs decimating humanity, no one talks about the more obvious danger: that the Universe should suddenly pop out of existence.
It is well known among scientists that at some point in the past, the Universe with all its physical laws and energy came into being from nothing, uncaused and without any preceding material or physical necessity. With such fundamentally unpredictable behavior, there is real risk that at any moment the universe could simply pop out of existence according to the very same metaphysical principles.
When this event happens, nothing will have ever happened. We will all be doomed, and not doomed. This event will disproportionately impact women and minorities, added CERN's lead physicist Joran van Sloot.
While we as observers may perceive time as something that 'happens' and takes a while, that may just be a subjective viewpoint, and at any moment the universe could abruptly cease to exist, taking with it the entire past -- thus causing every moment that ever existed to cease existing simultaneously, in the greatest of all imaginable cataclysms.
There are good grounds for expecting this to happen eventually, as a simple matter of statistics. In the infinite time horizon of the future, every eventuality must occur by logical necessity, including ultimately the random disappearance of all physical reality in an inversion of the event that kicked it all off.
When that happens, the event will reach back into time and destroy us all with as much suddenness and as much effect as the initial popping into existence. Everyone should be aware of this danger and take the proper precautions, and not underestimate the suddenness with which it may occur.
Everyone out there, stay safe.