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M-theory is a theory in physics, which incorporates and generalizes the five superstring theories. It was first proposed by Edward Witten in 1995, during a conference at USC. While not complete, M-theory can be applied in many situations, ironically including supernatural situations. The incompleteness of this theory provides good ground for the formulation of an M-theory creation model.
An interesting side note of M-theory is that in naming it,
The one down side to M-theory, is that at present it make no unique
predictions that could be used to falsify it or at least none that are
currently testable, but this is a common difficulty with cutting edge
that under development. This is a problem of developing the theory and
technology catching up, and is not inherent to M-theory itself.
Before M-theory, superstring theory required 10 dimensions (9 spatial dimensions and 1 time dimension) were the extra 6 dimensions are curled up many orders of magnitude smaller than an atom, thus making them unperceivable. M-theory not only adds an 11th dimension but allows the extra 7 dimensions to be as large or larger than the 4 dimensions of space-time that are already known. One way of dealing with the extra 7 dimensions called Matrix theory, proposes that the extra 7 dimensions are related to the 4 dimensions of space-time in a non-spatial ways, like time, but this explanation is a little vague.
A more elegant solution is based on membranes. Membranes are
multidimensional objects also called p-brane referring to the spatial
dimensionality (p) of a particular brane, such that a 1 dimensional
would be a 1-brane and a 2 dimensional surface would be a 2-brane.
structures are generally referred to as branes. Resulting from M-theory
equations, they are membrane-like structures consisting of from
The idea is that these branes exists in an 11-dimensional space, and
contain universes. According to this model our universe is a 3-brane.
This 11-dimensional space is called
the Bulk in Brane cosmology.
Each of these branes is its own universe and could have different laws. Further more these parallel universes could be closer than your computer screen, but in directions we can not perceive. Also since they are outside the space time of our universe, they would have a time all their own. The Bulk could even have its own distinct time or no time at all.
In M-theory, most of the strings of string theory; in our universe; are open and attached to our 3 brane at their ends, these in clued the particles that make up atoms and transmit three of the four forces. Sense the atoms of our bodies are attached to our 3 brane we can not move off of it into the extra 7 dimensions. Furthermore since we perceive the universe entirely there interactions with electromagnetism (light) and interaction with matter; that is likewise attached to our 3 brane; we can not see or otherwise perceive the extra 7 dimensions. This is one reason why it is difficult but not impossible to test.
exception among the four forces is gravity whose particle (graviton) is
closed loop, allowing gravitons to go out into the extra 7 dimensions,
why gravity is so much weaker than, the other tree forces. This is
of M-theory that provides the possibility of testing it in the near
This also shows that interaction can occur between branes. In this case gravitons from one brane are shown interacting with another, this has been proposed an explanation for dark matter. It is likely that gravitons are not the only closed loop strings and that other particles are capable of interacting with other branes.
One possibility is that some open strings could be attached to one brane by at only one end, and if another brane is close enough such strings could also be attached to the other brane thus providing another way for interaction to occur between branes.
Another possible way for interactions to occur between branes is for them to come into contact with each other. In fact collisions between branes have been proposed as a possible cause for the Big Bang proposed by Evolutionists as the beginning of the universe; however this is speculative and not a requirement of M-theory.
Once upon a time parallel universes were an unacceptable topic in physics. It was a topic that resulted in ridicule. Partly because of the inherent difficulty in test such a model but it also extended from philosophical position of naturalism. The tendency was to see our universe as all the ever was, and all that ever will be, so the notion that there was any thing outside our universe simply came to close to religion for the taste of some. M-theory has changed that by bringing the idea of parallel universes into the mainstream of physics.
can be considered as anything from outside our universe, the direct
interactions between anything and anyone from outside our universe by
are supernatural events. In fact the event where Christ appeared to his
in a looked room can be easily understood in terms of Christ being able
his resurrected body through higher dimensions since the room would be
those. So by using parallel universes M-theory blurs the line between
and supernatural, this not only provides a scientific door to the
is also provides a physical theory for possibly modeling such events in
By providing tools for the modeling of miracles, M-theory changes the scientific landscape in a manner favorable to Creation Science. While this will not deter hard core anti-creationists it is a great opportunity and one that need to be pursued.
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