In the esoteric world of mathematics, a branchpoint refers to a place where one can move from a (possibly) multidimensional surface to another. Imagine a telephone book and suppose you could apply enough pressure at a single point to fuse all the pages together at this one spot. Then one could move between two pages by traveling in the first page to this “branchpoint” and passing through it and onto the other page.
If it turns out that creation contains infinitely many universes (as some theorists have hypothesized) then it is conceivable that there might be such a branchpoint where all the universes somehow touch. There might even be many universes being born by their individual “big bangs” at any given instant very near this point. Talk about fireworks!
According to theory, just micro-instants after a big bang starts, when the ultimate physical laws of the universe are still up for grabs, the four big forces–strong nuclear, weak nuclear, electromagnetic and gravity–are all combined into a single force dubbed the “super force.” Some believe that almost any outcome for that universe is possible at that time; that almost anything would be possible to do using this super force. Toss this into the confluences at a universal branchpoint and you’d have quite a stew. Oh yes-I almost forgot–according to some current String Theory, the universe would be 11 dimensional.
Ouch! My head is starting to hurt. However, the “powers” ascribed to the super force do seem a bit like magic don’t they?