this will probably sound stupid :) we see that everything in our universe goes from a massive scale (galaxies,solar systems,stars, planets) to medium scale (organisms and objects such as trees, mountains, etc) to a small scale (cells, atoms) to a quantum scale (electrons, protons, quarks(?) etc) so here is my question. could there be another series of scales?! where our universe would be on the quantum part of it? just how our sun is imense to us but pales in comparison to other stars? could the universe just be a speck that is part of something unimaginably larger?and i'm not talking about parallel universes. do modern theories rule this possibility out?