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To Infinity and Beyond: Transcending our Limitations (cont.)
By Nassim Haramein

A Matter of Scale

From the study of the physics I was conducting and from various discoveries I had made in exploring my internal experience, I realised that if we were truly to look for a complete picture of the dynamics and mechanics that produce both the material world and the observer that experiences it, the model would have to be based on an infinite relationship of scales.

I discovered within myself what seemed to be an infinite division of the scales, beyond reconciliation with the concept of a bubble Universe from which everything started with a bang, without any clear understanding of either what produced it or how the material got there to bang in the first place.

I remember being very young, probably about seven, when it was explained to me that the Universe was like a big balloon expanding. My first question to myself was: expanding in what? Surely, if the Universe were expanding, it must be expanding inside another Universe, larger than the one we are in. And then again, if that one were expanding as well, surely it must be expanding in a larger one, and so on. There was no easy solution to the riddle. The only thing that made sense was that the Universe was infinitely large and infinitely small, that we lived in a continuum of divisions, and that our world was defined by the mere fact that we observed the Universe from a very specific scale.

For instance, if you were experiencing the Universe from the scale of an atom or even a subatomic particle, your experience would be widely different from the experience you have of your Universe as a human being. And if I were to grow you from an atom to the size of a human, you would most likely think that you had changed Universes or even changed dimensions (although that would be partially true, as you have literally changed in dimension).

These thoughts had come to me in various ways throughout the years, but how could they be appropriately expressed in physics? Was there any physics already written in our world that indicated such a principle at hand? Furthermore, did these concepts agree with thousands and thousands of years of advanced thinking in philosophy, mysticism and religious belief?

The first clue had come in my teenage years, when I initially realised that for almost 100 years a chasm had existed in our physics between the mathematics and models we use for large objects, which predict a continuum that tends towards singularity and infinities (Einstein's field equations), and the quantum world of atomic and subatomic particles, which predicts linear functions of bounded states, well defined and with finite behaviours. Yet big things are made out of small things, so how could the Universe use two completely different sets of physics?

How could the Universe be both finite and infinite at the same time? Truly, day-to-day experience seems to point to the existence of well-defined finite boundaries. After all, your body's dimensions are defined by what appears to be a very specific scale. The same applies to the chair you're sitting on, or the pole you're holding onto while you're reading this article on the bus on your way to work. But wouldn't an infinite Universe have no definition, no distinct way of identifying a boundary to define all other ones? All of this became the subject of many years of contemplation, and the answer, interestingly, came from an unexpected source.

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