Many of us believe that death is only the end of our physical existence. Fortunately, there is more and more astounding evidence supporting the theory that our consciousness’ continue existence after our biological bodies die. Researchers of the ‘Many Worlds’ interpretation of the multiverse theory strongly encourage us to consider the things we cannot see to further support this belief.
One of the advocates of the life after death theory is Robert Lanza, who says death is just an illusion we have been taught to accept. “Although individual bodies are destined to self-destruct, the alive feeling – the ‘Who am I?’- is just a 20-watt fountain of energy operating in the brain. But this energy doesn’t go away at death. One of the surest axioms of science is that energy never dies; it can neither be created nor destroyed,” said Lanza.
So where does this energy go? Does it translate to the next dimension? The multiverse theory proposes an infinite number of universes, some very similar to our own, some vastly different. An infinite number of universes implies an infinite number of scenarios; for example, in another universe human civilization could have evolved in an aquatic environment, on an entirely ‘blue planet.’ Newtonian physics which we are all accustomed to fails to explain such a possibility but quantum physics supports it.
Not even quantum physicists fully understand how quantum mechanics works. One of the reasons for this is lack of understanding is what is called the uncertainty principle. One of the most important aspects of quantum physics that we currently know of in only a grossly oversimplified manner, is the principle that can be explained as ‘one cannot fully know how a subatomic particle behaves as even observing it or measuring its attributes greatly changes its behavior.’
In the Many World Interpretation, every time a quantum measurement is made, each universe branches into a series of new universes and all possibilities are thus realized. However, critics question the existence of these universes since they don’t seem to influence our own. Now comes the catch and it’s called the Many Interacting Worlds theory. It states that the world we experience is just one of an enormous number of similar worlds that interact with each other. This interaction is basically a universal force of repulsion that prevents worlds from having similar physical configurations.
According to one of the proponents of the Many Interacting Worlds theory, Prof. Howard Wiseman of the Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, this scenario does not contradict quantum mechanics, it actually explains a lot of its unusual phenomena. “This picture is all that is needed to explain bizarre quantum effects such as particles that tunnel through solid barriers and wave behavior in double-slit experiments,” Wiseman said.
‘So what’s this got to do with death not being the end of it?’ you might ask. Well, as Robert Lanza believes, a multitude of universes interacting with each other opens the possibility for energy passing between them. In his opinion, the human soul is a form of energy and with infinite possible scenarios, it might also manifest within a different plane of existence. In an infinite number of universes, anything that could possibly happen occurs in some universe. In these scenarios, death does not exist in any real sense. It is just an illusion dictated by some of our traditional beliefs.
When taking these premises into consideration, concepts like space and time lose their importance and the distinction between past, present and future becomes rather meaningless. Immortality would therefore be defined not as a perpetual existence in time without end but rather as something residing outside of what we call the space-time continuum.
While some of you might dismiss this possibility and label it as ‘a crazy reincarnation conspiracy,’ keep in mind that several respected members of the scientific community strongly believe in it. After all, we build our constructs of reality based on the information provided by our limited senses and these sources of information can be easily fooled or manipulated.
If you need an example of an even more crazy or outrageous Time Theory then look no further then The Phantom Time Hypothesis, Advanced by German historian Heribert Illig and Dr. Hans-Ulrich Niemitz. According to them, our calendars are absolutely lying to us and we’re in fact living in 1717 AD. This theory claims that every historical event between 614 and 911 AD are in fact fabricated and the history we have been taught is just one big cover-up.
Illig and Niemitz say that Holy Roman Emperor Otto II conspired with Pope Sylvester II and Byzantine Emperor Constantine VII to formulate a dating system that would place them at the special year of 1,000 AD. Side-effects of their venture included rewriting history and fabricating several historical figures, such as Charlemagne. The two accuse the clergy of manipulating evidence and hiding the truth. That would mean we are merely a real life Truman Show…
In the words of Albert Einstein: “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”