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Boltzmann Brain - Describes how the universe may be a fluctuation in a higher entropy system.

Sean Carroll | in truth, only atoms and the void: A blog by a scientist, but not necessarily a "science" blog.

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Isolated brains could randomly fluctuate into existence: Imagine you're an isolated brain floating lonely through the vast expanse of the Universe with all your thoughts and perceptions just figments of your imagination. There'd even be a name for you: you'd be a Boltzmann brain. Boltzmann brains are of interest to physicists, in particular to cosmologists. The idea is that, according to quantum mechanics, there is energy in empty space which can fluctuate, producing particles as it does so.

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Could the universe end by us LOOKING at it?

This just seems like maybe they've taken the whole Schrodinger's Cat thing a bit far… But then again, maybe everything is just Boltzmann's Brain (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boltzmann_brain)??

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An Ode to the Sacrificial Pigeons of the Holmdel Horn Antenna cover art Send as Gift 1. Intro (The Death of a Signal is the Birth of the Universe) 00:21 2. Plato on the Semantics of Pluto 04:59 3. Be a Pioneer, Be an Anomely 04:04 4. Fib and Luc 04:30 5. Birds are Flies to Giants are Microorganisms (Part 1) 04:07 6. Birds are Flies to Giants are Microorganisms (Part 2) 02:23 7. Boltzmann's Brain 04:13 8. The Serendipity of Static 03:41 credits released February 12, 2014 tags tags: rock…

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