Top 10 Strangest Scientific Theories Ever Proposed
10. White holes exist
There’s black holes that suck everything in and then there are white holes that supposedly spit everything out. According to some scientists, if white holes exist then they may be linked to black holes in the exact manner we just described.
9. We live in a matrix universe
Although we’re all familiar with the movie, scientists have also theorized that humans live in a computer program. These scientists believe that computers are the ones that stimulate our consciousness and form what we consider reality.
8. Our universe is constantly smashing into a neighboring universe
According to the Clashing Branes Theory, our universe is a membrane floating in higher dimensional space and constantly smashing into a neighboring universe. This theory leads to the idea that a new big bang is produced every now and then which in turn leads to even more universes.
7. Space-time is a super-fluid substance
The theory that space-time flows with zero friction is considered to be one of the most bizarre theories of this century. According to physicists Pawel Mazur and George Chapline, if space-time is super-fluid, then that means that the rotation of the universe causes super-fluid space-time to scatter with vortices, and that those vortices give birth to galaxies, causing the never-ending expansion of the universe.
6. The liver circulates blood while the heart circulates “the vital spirit”
Second-century physician Galen theorized that it was the liver that circulated blood, bile and phlegm, while it was the heart that circulated the “vital spirit.” He said that the blood is consumed by the organs as fuel and it moves in a back-and-forth motion.
5. Life on the Sun
Although today we know that the sun is basically an enormous nuclear furnace, in the 1700′s people thought differently. Even William Herschel, the discover of Uranus, thought that sunspots were actually mountains peaking through the layer of clouds.
4. The seeds of life were brought to earth through meteorites, asteroids, etc
Also called the Panspermia scientific theories, this old belief suggests that life actually exists throughout the universe and that it just ended up on Earth via some sort of space rock.
3. The whole universe is a computer
We’ve already discussed the theory that states we live in a matrix-like computer environment. However, the “computer is the universe” theory states that the universe itself is the computer in which we live in. In essence, black holes, galaxies, stars and all of that act as the circuits and processors of a gargantuan motherboard where the most fundamental component of the universe is not a unit of matter, but a “bit”. Yes, literally the same boolean piece of data your computer uses to print this page, go figure.
2. The universe works like a mechanical clock
According to the Clockwork Universe scientific theories, the universe is just like a mechanical clock controlled by a supreme being who uses the laws of physics as its gears to make everything in the world determinable. Unlike other scientific theories involving God, this theory limits His role to just setting the universe into motion. However, this theory was rejected by the Quantum Theory.
1. Zoo theory
The Zoo Theory suggests that aliens exist but would never make their presence known to humanity so they cannot exert an influence on human development. This scientific theories suggests that we are like animals being observed in a zoo, being monitored by aliens who would not make contact with us until we reach a certain level of advancement.