Dating back to as early as 1896 when Nikola Tesla suggested that radio could be used to contact extraterrestrial life, humanity has been on a search for other civilizations that may exist across the void of space. With funding from places like NASA, scientists have trained vast arrays of radio telescopes toward the skies, systematically combing every inch of the horizon in the hopes of finding the signs of intelligent life coming from some distant galaxies. Organized under the acronym SETI (the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence) scientists have reasoned that a civilizations that had developed to the stage of being able to communicate using electromagnetic radiation may have the ability to communicate with us also. […]
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. […]