The Big Burp

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Dear Bobby,
You’re absolutely right. There was, of course, no bang to the big bang.
Great hearing from you again and thank you for asking!
Had you actually been there, and given the wonders of quantum theory with it’s multiple worlds, parallel universes and “everything that IS possible happens” philosophy there IS no reasons to expect you weren’t, it would have seemed more like a baby’s burp; a sudden massive explosion of gases and particles aptly described as an “opaque primordial soup”.
Forget the “something from nothing” and “nothing IS something” myth. Certainly there IS an uncertainty principle though the confusion lays in the syntax not the science, or as that great philosopher Clinton argued, “it depends on what the meaning of the word ‘IS’ is.”
Earth has something called a law, it says matter and energy can neither be created or destroyed, only changed; a pretty good rule given that uncertainty thing and seemingly as true in the quantum as the classical world.
I can remember it like it was our first creation. A mere 14.7 billion EYA (Earth-Years-Ago), I watched a large black hole tidy up a small corner of a good sized universe; stars and galactic debris circled like water around a drain, nothing escaped except some excess radiation; it sounded like a huge cosmic garbage disposal. I marveled as stars and planets were compacted into a pea sized mass and just as I sensed it was becoming unstable and couldn’t devour more, poof . . . The Big Burp
It was a beautiful thing, entangled particles and waves bursting like spores into another dimension claiming their birthright in a new fabric of space and time.
Of course one could make the case it came out of the other end but that leaves the connotation of “primordial poop” and although there are those who would argue strongly your world has gone to s… we’re not prepared to go there . . . not just yet.
Admittedly it’s confusing given hidden variables and contrived cosmological constants but therein lays the problem - or solution depending upon the simple act of observation. Even that chap Einstein didn’t quite get it right, but what can you expect from someone who doesn’t even know how to comb his hair.
It’s not difficult really; quantum theory is based on matter’s particle-wave duality. Schrödinger wrote the equation describing how this works for any single quantum object and Everett’s universal wave function simply applied it to every object in the universe.
Earthlings still get confused with the measurement problem. When and where in actual reality does matter exist? Does everything exist in all possible forms until measured or vice-versa, does superimposition split like an amoeba, does the universal wave decoherse?
In reality your best measurements show only 4.6% of ‘your’ universe is solid matter, 95% of ‘your’ universe is dark, and has never been directly measured.
Think maybe your not measuring ALL the universes?
Hello? Does the term nonlocality ring a Bell?
This begs the question what actually is reality, is it only what can be measured or is it everything possible?
Could it be both?
Some believe observation changes everything. Consider the possibility observation stops time in a given locality.
Time is an effect of motion.
Time didn’t exist for your universe until The Big Burp spewed forth and began expanding. In your world 'time' is a narrowed-down concept dependant upon the rotation of one small planet circling one of 300 billion suns in a remote galaxy. This makes time relative; it is the height of conceit to assume your time relevant to the entire galaxy let alone the entirety of the mulitverses. Nor is time static, if you don’t believe time accelerates just ask your grandfather.
Observation is like looking at a single frame of a movie, the movie exists with all its plots and subplots but looking at only one frame is like a snapshot; you see what happened but not what went on before or after; the movie can’t be changed, you simply segregate a frame for observation.
Don’t worry, there are an infinite number of ‘movies’ in an infinite number of universes so though your free will may be limited in one, it will find infinite expression in others.
Your galaxy is in fact only a Qubit, a movie reel of sorts spinning through the universe of a vast cosmic quantum computer; the data are in the stars and space, the dots and dashes or the 1’s and 0’s.  Gravity is the metal holding the celluloid together, keeping it as best it can from entropy. Black holes are the delete buttons.  TAKE WARNING: your species may be viewed as a virus in this grand scheme.
But you see, there is no paradox in the observation, the cat exists both alive and dead; the probability of it’s observed state depends on time.  Given the cat is going to be dead a lot longer than he’s alive the probability of finding him alive is not fifty-fifty.  
What makes the difference? 
The mechanism in the box.
What is this mechanism? A radioactive element randomly releasing an electron, in turn releasing cat transforming cyanide; the forerunner of the Atomic clock and when this clock strikes midnight the cat IS as corpse.
Thus the paradox resolves when time is relative. When you look at the cat now you will see him with height, depth and width.  Had the cat been observed before our experiment with binocular vision, when Cyclops ruled your world, he would have been seen in only one dimension. So too, when you look at the cat now you see him in only one time and one space. Not to string you along but, oh my goodness, the gravity of the situation will manifest itself if only your progeny can survive long enough to evolve the ability to view the hidden variables through ALL dimensions of objective reality.
With undimentional love,

About the Author: 
Craig Saunders is a cardiac surgeon who is developing writing as a hobby for retirement to ward off dementia. He is a much better surgeon than writer.

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