New research has suggested that life exists simply because it must.
Physicists who have studied the universe and philosophers who have tried to explain a reason for the existence of human life and the universe might be stumped by this new research that explains how life is simply a product of it’s own necessity.
Humans experience life through the three dimensions we have access to, but out senses mean we have a limited understanding of what is happening across the wider universe.
We have the notion of time going forwards simply only because we have memories to remember yesterday.
Life exists in the way we perceive it, but it also doesn’t exist in different ways. Schrodinger tried to explain this obscure concept with his cat theory back in the 1930’s.
Jeremy England from MIT has published a new paper on this theory. The idea is based around that all matter in the universe in hurting towards a point where everything is the same, a reverse big bang.
This means that every eventuality that is possible with every particle that exists in the universe will at some point interact with each other.
Our universe and everything in it exists now because it must, at some point.
The state is called “maximum entropy”, where every molecule in the universe becomes one, and everything that happens on the way there, including our earth and the people on it are just a necessary step along the way.
Below is a video of Brian Cox explaining this fascinating theory: