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Boltzmann Brain as God

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#1 shifter

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 07:27 AM

I've been curious as to what happens in the far future of the universe and it seems one explanation (involving the heat death) is that in 10^10^50 years, far into dark era where the universe is at maximum entropy, that a Boltzmann brain could appear due to random quantum fluctuations.


It is then theorised that in 10^10^10^56 years, another universe could be formed by quantum tunnelling. Suffice to say, that is a ridiculously long time. Now if we can accept that given enough time, anything with a non zero probability can/will happen and given the vastness of the universe and the timescale, is it out of the realm of possibility that such a self aware entity in an empty universe have control or influence?


Could religion be salvaged by utilising a Boltzmann brain as the God that started 'our' particular incarnation of the universe?


I have often wondered how science and religion could meet in the middle somewhere and if any religious people here could reconcile a 'Boltzmann Brain' concept as God. A Boltzmann brain, quantum tunnelling etc certainly rescues the 'something from nothing' paradox



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 07:31 AM

This article articulates my thinking better than me






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