Physicists Find Evidence That The Universe Is A ‘Giant Brain’
The idea of the universe as a ‘giant brain’ has been proposed by scientists - and science fiction writers - for decades.
But now physicists say there may be some evidence that it’s actually true. In a sense.
According to a study published in Nature’s Scientific Reports, the universe may be growing in the same way as a giant brain - with the electrical firing between brain cells ‘mirrored’ by the shape of expanding galaxies.
Original Study: http://www.nature.com/srep/2012/121113/srep00793/full/srep00793.html
SPACE BRAINS. I love this.
The title is a bit misleading, but touches on something I think anyone who’s seen pictures of microscopic and macroscopic biological networks tacitly understood: there’s an underlying pattern in the way things work. Hell, even Disney touched on it ages ago.
Neat to see it finally being looked into, though.