Is the Universe Dying? Will It Be Reborn?
Is the Universe Dying? Will It Be Reborn?

In Beyond Science, Epoch Times explores research and accounts related to phenomena and theories that challenge our current knowledge. We delve into ideas that stimulate the imagination and open up new possibilities. Share your thoughts with us on these sometimes controversial topics in the comments section below.

We can see on Earth and off the Earth—in the stars, for example—a cycle of birth, stasis, degeneration, and death.

The universe is expanding and it is unclear what the result of that expansion may ultimately be.

Some physicists believe our universe, and perhaps other universes, may be subject to a cycle of life and death.

Paul Steinhardt, professor of physics at Princeton University, and Neil Turok, director of the Perimeter Institute in Ontario, Canada, have hypothesized that our universe is one of many. These universes can bang into each other, creating phenomenon such as the Big Bang, which is thought to have formed the known universe.

Their theory is partially based on superstring theory. They are quoted in the description of their book, “Endless Universe Beyond the Big Bang”: “[We] contend that what we think of as the moment of creation was simply part of an infinite cycle of titanic collisions between our universe and a parallel world.”

Closer to home, some believe the Earth and human civilizations go through a similar cycle.

Klaus Dona has traveled the world to research artifacts that don’t seem to have any proper place in history.

He toured with a collection of such artifacts to draw attention to what he says are pieces of evidence that our current understanding of history may be incorrect—pieces usually stuffed away in museum basements.

In an interview with Russell Scott on “West Coast Truth,” Dona spoke about his findings. For example, he has studied petrified cultivated fruits and vegetables, the bones from a human hand, and a stone plate in Villa de Leyva, Colombia, dated to be 120 million to 140 million years old.

“The official story is the story you learn at school, that the oldest civilizations are approximately 6,000 years [old],” he said. Primitive humans are thought to only have come to the Americas from Asia during the last ice age, about 15,000 years ago.

As to his view of history: “I think we had several times a very big catastrophe.” He says the advanced civilizations were wiped out, humans again lived a primitive life, and eventually civilization again emerged.

Peruvian stones that are thought to have been carved millions of years ago depict modern devices, such as a telescope, and modern clothing.

In the La Marche caves in west-central France, 14,000-year-old paintings show people on horse-back wearing modern-style clothing.

Read more: 3 ‘Modern’ Inventions That Existed Millions of Years Ago: Nuclear Reactor, Telescope, Clothes

*Image of a star exploding via Shutterstock

  • rg9rts

    Don’t think I’ll see it so the discussion is moot

  • Denni A

    the history of humankind on this planet, in this solar system and in this universe is a mere nanosecond of a blip. in the grand scheme of all that we know to exist from our miniscule feeble intellect does it really matter. in 4.5 billion years the sun in our solar system will finally exhaust all of its supplies of hydrogen gas and become a red dwarf (not Red Giant) and gobble up the planets as it expands in size, everything will burn to a cinder and we will return to the vast gasses of nebula.

    unfortunately we will never know how many life forms (lesser or greater) existed before us or will exist beyond us in whatever universe/multiverse that may or may not exist.

  • chenelope

    The 120 mil year old hand could’ve been the hand that rocked the cradle… of civilisation!!!

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