OK, time for something really heavy: the quantum universe. Once upon a time, when the big bang was ready to go, all places were one place, all times were one time, and all things the same thing. Has the universe, billions of years later, forgotten?
Perhaps not. John Stewart Bell was an Irish physicist who proposed an experiment that would test for possible nonlocal effects. His experiment was carried out by two groups, each of which obtained the same positive result: nonlocality exists! So, what is this nonlocality? Nonlocality is when one quantum event must excite another quantum event BUT, and this is a big BUT, there is no time for the one event to effect the other.
It’s as though everything is connected together just as it was in the beginning. It suggests that a memory exists in the universe, a memory of the great unity that once was.
For a deeper discussion of this, and other equally weird interpretations of nonlocality, see the book by Timothy Ferris, “The Whole Shebang”, pages 283 -289. I’m on my second, or maybe third, reading of this book which is written for the lay person. It’s well worth a read.