This lecture is crazy! This physicist says that as “stuff” passes through the event horizon of a black hole or an expanding universe… it is both disintegrated and radiated back and unaffected, intact, and whole.
How crazy is that!?
But that’s not the worst of it. He goes on to make the case that when information passes an event horizon, it never goes away… and in some sense, the world we live in is a hologram of that information being projected back.
One of the roles religion plays is to help us tell a framing Story that helps us make meaning of our experience. That’s what this blog is about; rethinking the Christian Story to help us find deeper meaning in our lives.
When people like Susskind share ideas about how the universe works, they get into our heads and change us. They changes our gut-instincts about the nature of God, the soul, the afterlife, and so forth. This, in turn, demands we revisit how we think about our religion.
So have a listen, let the craziness wash over and get inside you…
Consider it background information for the enormous task set before our generation; rethinking the Christian Story.
I thought the picture at the end was funny. The little guy trying to fight the big guy. The physics guy up against the universe guy. The image that they’re about to battle is just funny. I want the next slide to be a picture of the giant sumo guy scooping up the little guy and bouncing him around like a baby. I’m glad there are physics guys out there trying to figure out stuff. I really like trying to wrap my head around what they say. I loved that the questions at the end were the same big questions we all ask. But that last slide made me think that at some point, you ought to shrug your shoulders and walk away from the fight. Shake hands and say alright Mr. Universe, you got me.
Thanks for posting this. I liked it even though some of the language made me feel like Charlie Brown.
i don’t know what you meant by “feeling like charlie brown,” but if that means you felt out of your league… i felt the same.
like you, i’m really glad these quantum physics guys are out there doing what they’re doing. and i’m even more glad some of them come back to earth and explain to the rest of us what they’re coming to understand (using simple, “alice the fish” kinds of pictures!).
Just more useless dribble from people who are looking for a way out of theism. Theoretical physics, in relation to origins has become a joke. Next thing they’ll be telling us is we live on a marshmallow.
The cartoon characters are looking for the illustrator in the cartoon world and The dream characters are looking for the dreamer. They have reached their answer. The world looks designed, and now the math shows the universe is designed–this has been over for a while now but they haven’t got the memo. Now they’re just making fools of themselves.
This isnt science..its star trek nerds with tin foil hats gone mad.
as you can imagine, james, i quite disagree with you. i can’t imagine a world in which it makes sense for you call the thinking of our best scientists “dribble” (or “drivel). however, i’ll admit that the world comes at us pretty fast, and everybody has to process that rapid influx of information overload in their own way. i hope you can appreciate that i’m handling it differently than you are.
Wow, you guys are kind of stupid, i mean that in a friendly way… This guy is one of the only physicists who’s theory actually PROVES life after death, actually PROVES that there may be a god. This is the only theory you have, don’t disregard it just because the bible doesn’t specifically say “the universe is a hologram”.
…because if the universe IS a hologram, it means there is without a doubt, a creator (God).