While the most commonly accepted theory is that the Universe began with the Big Bang, some scientists are looking at ‘why’ the cosmos was born. Now, one esteemed astrophysicist believes that advanced aliens could be behind the cosmos’ existence. Columbia University’s Professor Caleb Scharf wrote in an article for the scientific journal Nautilus the universe as we know it is what remains of super-intelligent aliens that dictate all aspects of the physical existence, ranging from gravity to light.
He argues that alien life could be in subatomic particles which make up the fabric of the universe.
Professor Scharf said: “Perhaps hyper-advanced life isn’t just external.
“Perhaps it’s already all around. It is embedded in what we perceive to be physics itself. In other words, life might not just be in the equations. It might be the equations.”
Many experts state that humanity will one day face a “singularity” – the point at which we design something that overtakes our own intelligence, like artificial intelligence.
However, Prof Scharf states that an advanced race of extra-terrestrials may have gone further than creating AI and rather have become a complex physical state.
He added: “If you’re a civilisation that has learned how to encode living systems into different [materials], all you need to do is build a normal-matter-to-dark-matter data-transfer system: a dark matter 3D printer.”
Prof Scharf said humans would have not detected “advanced life because it forms an integral and unsuspicious part of what we’ve considered to be the natural world.”
Another way in which some scientists believe the Universe could have been birthed 13.8 billion years ago was from a black hole opening in another cosmos.
The gist of all three ways is that a massive amount of mass located in one spot can cause a black hole with it essentially ripping a hole in the fabric of space-time.
This has led some to believe that the Big Bang was actually a black hole opening in another universe, allowing the matter which has spewed through from that portal to create our own portal.
The matter that has been spewing through for 13.8 billion years could also explain why the universe is ever-expanding.
Sravanthi Sureshkumar, a physicist from Meenakshi College, India, explained on Q+A site Quora: “Every black hole would produce a new, baby universe inside. If that is true, then the first matter in our universe came from somewhere else.
“Our universe may exist inside a black hole. This may sound strange, but it could actually be the best explanation of how the universe began, and what we observe today.
“Just as we cannot see what is going on inside black holes in the cosmos, any observers in the parent universe could not see what is going on in ours.
“The motion of matter through the black hole’s boundary called an ‘event horizon’, would only happen in one direction, providing a direction of time that we perceive as moving forward.”