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10 Craziest Scientific Theories

Crazy is such an ugly word but how else can we describe these concepts? They each try to explain some
aspect of our universe in a manner that just seems bizarre. Granted, most things in the universe are odd already, and
we haven’t even begun to fully understand a fraction of it, but there’s something particularly disturbing about these
theories. They express ideas that are too mindboggling and inconceivable, even for fellow scientists. While none of
them have been verified or completely dismissed, we should still speculate because in a universe as crazy as ours,
we just never know what might be true.

10. Ekpyrotic Universe
The ekpyrotic scenario provides an alternative to the widely accepted Big Bang theory. It suggests that,
unlike the Big Bang that began from singularity, our universe is one of a pair of universes that collided. The effect of
the collision resets the universe. From there, it expands for billions of light years (the way we imagine the Big Bang
occurring) until it contracts back to the Big Crunch. The speed and energy of that reduction creates another massive
collision and the universe is reborn. The cycle continues for infinity.
Did you catch the crazy part? This theory states there’s another universe out there. That’s not too strange
considering we accept the possibility of parallel universes. But if the ekpyrotic scenario is correct, our twin universe
is right next to us in another dimension, separated by a distance less than the diameter of an atom. That’s close, even
for siblings.
9. White Holes
White holes, unlike their black hole neighbors, have not been studied because they only exist in an extremely
hypothetical situation. In fact, there’s not even a clear understanding what a white hole could be. Is it the other end
of a black hole? Is it a wormhole? Is it something else entirely?
Generally, white holes are thought to spit out matter, much like black holes eat matter. For this to happen, the
matter that passes through a black hole would have to be protected during the voyage, avoiding the process of
merging into singularity. No white holes have ever been detected, up to this point, and no black holes have been seen
without an event horizon (the guarding force around a black hole that prevents us from seeing them) that may show
us just how matter passes through. To do that, white holes would have to break a few laws of physics and reinstitute
some ideas that have been discarded; that’s asking a lot. Until then, white holes are best left for hypothetical ideas or
naughty jokes.

8. Dark Energy is Murder
According to Professor Lawrence Krauss, every time we look at dark energy, we’re killing the universe. Now
dark energy, as you may recall, makes up 70% of the universe. It answers for all the invisible peculiarities we see in
deep space. It’s also one of the most perplexing concepts that’s becoming more accepted nowadays. Why wouldn’t
we try to explore it?

it becomes so dense before reaching singularity. when matter gets pulled into a black hole. we are keeping it unstable and reducing the universe’s lifespan by forcing it back to that state when it was a false vacuum. than it would simulate what is. the process of creating a holographic image. Matrix Universe Does anyone remember that little movie that came out a few years ago? The protagonist could stop bullets and see time slow down as he fought his enemies. With our interest so high in the invisible dark energy that makes up the universe. then it would change most of what we think we know about the universe. (been living under a rock much?) go check it out. Universe is a Hologram On the subject of the unreal. It was called the Matrix. essentially. It states that if an unstable object is observed regularly. The idea is when we look at the night sky. we’re doomed. If changes to gravity waves is caused by patterns of light. Now in quantum mechanics. we’re in a matrix universe right now. Remember that a holographic image is created when an object is bathed by the light of a laser and a second laser jumps off the first’s reflective surface (which is then recorded). don’t you think? 6. but as technology advances. we’re seeing a wall with an image on it (that includes all the galaxies and stars). If Krauss is right. Black Hole Babies We could be the child of a black hole. A third light illuminates the image to reveal the holograph. Krauss argues then. We still can’t detect exactly where black holes are located in our universe (though we can estimate their location by recording the 2 . there is what’s called the quantum Zeno effect. if dark energy is continuously observed. that the black hole might spit it back out and form a universe from that very same matter. that crazy thought could become reality. In other words. 5. we could be trapped in the mundane until death or live out fantasies and never even realize we’re hooked up to a machine. it went from a false vacuum to an ordinary vacuum causing the universe to happen. In a simulated world. Did you catch it? If you haven’t. If this was proven. a universe with many black holes would have created many baby universes. 7. it will never decay. It surely seems like science fiction to say that one day computers will become so powerful that they will be able to simulate consciousness. The idea is.He suggests that the Big Bang was initiated when strange high energy with repellent gravity decayed into zero-energy. that under the same principle. Time to start a rebel team and escape. because it might provide the ultimate answer to the universe: we live in a computer program. there’s another theory that suggests we’re not in an elaborate computer program but that much of what we think is the universe is nothing more than a hologram made by the universe itself. it seems unlikely that astronomers will stop studying it. for all we know. Hell. This holographic principle might explain why the universe appears grainy on the most basic of energy scales.

Basically. whether or not those constants vary over time. then there are an infinite amount of universes. did you floss? Again.movement of stars and planets around them) but that might just be because we’re a baby universe. It would combine quantum mechanics and general relatively to solve all the riddles around us into a neat little package. then stars should be cool because they warmed their surroundings. making the temperature across the universe uniform. it should also be infinitely old. Or to make that sound less daunting. After that. a separate universe exists depending on the outcome of your choice. a star one hundred light years away could only be there if the universe was at least one hundred years old (if the speed was constant. heat death’s vision of a starless sky appears dim (slight pun intended). So if the universe is infinitely old. more on that later). Heat Death The argument uses the second law of thermodynamics by stating that if the universe was infinite. This idea supports the possibility of the multiverse where there could be an infinite amount of universes. the many-worlds interpretation takes a different approach explaining multiple universes. It would be able to name all the physical constants in the universe. the interpretation says for every decision we make. 3. Many-Worlds Interpretation On the subject of an omniverse. 3 . heat death suggests everywhere should be the same temperature and there should be no stars in the sky because they all would have died out (or they should all be at the same cooled temperature). there are stars and the universe doesn’t have an equal temperature throughout (as detected by cosmic background radiation). When you have variables such as dark flow and dark energy also pushing and tugging on matter. did you brush your teeth? Another you may be living in a different universe where you didn’t. This idea also only works if the speed at which the universe is expanding has remained constant because such ideas as cosmic inflation claim expansion is not always the same. However. while you live in the universe where you did (I’m giving the present you the benefit of the doubt). a new universe is born. When you woke up this morning. 2. each accounting for every person’s every decision. Each decision then is played out in full until you come across another decision and another universe branches out from there. If this is the case. While I can tell you that this concept of quantum mechanics argues the objective reality of space but denies the reality of wavefunction collapse (or rather the condensing of physical possibilities into one single occurrence) but I go cross-eyed just thinking about that. and so on. a product of another universe’s black hole with insufficient means. Theory of Everything The theory of everything will be the ultimate discovery. 4. locate other fundamental elements in the unobservable universe (such as dark matter and dark energy). The explanation: If the universe was infinitely old.

then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.’ and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night. thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why. 2. ‘It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you. it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore. So which is it? If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that.But why mention it here? Well. you will go to Hell. Teresa kept shouting ‘Oh my God. we can project that all souls go to Hell. then number two must be true. we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle’s Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same. Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell. BONUS Question: Is Hell endothermic (absorbs heat) or exothermic (gives off heat)? First..’ 4 . I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell. The closest possibility we have right now is the M-theory. …leaving only Heaven. The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over. it will not leave. Now. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion. we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. last night. no souls are leaving. Think of a screw trying to fit into hundreds of holes in a wall but every hole is a different size and shape and possibly in a different dimension or universe. This gives two possibilities: 1. to have a theory that would explain all the mysteries of a seemingly changing universe seems insane. As for how many souls are entering Hell. extinct…. let’s look at the different religions that exist in the world today. the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added. we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. which is unlikely. and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell. an extension of string theory. With birth and death rates as they are. then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose. That’s a big achievement but scientists hope to find a unified answer. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. Therefore.