10 Mind-Bending Implications of the Many Worlds Theory1


Cliffy
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In quantum physics—the scientific study of the nature of physical reality—there is plenty of room for interpretation within the realm of what is known. The most popular mainstream interpretation, the Copenhagen interpretation, has as one of its central tenets the concept of wave function collapse. That is to say, every event exists as a “wave function” which contains every possible outcome of that event, which “collapses”—distilling into the actual outcome, once it is observed. For example, if a room is unobserved, anything and everything that could possibly be in that room exists in “quantum superposition”—an indeterminate state, full of every possibility, at least until someone enters the room and observes it, thereby collapsing the wave function and solidifying the reality.
The role of the observer has long been a source of contention for those who disagree with the theory. The strongest competition to this interpretation, and probably the second most popular mainstream interpretation (meaning, a lot of incredibly smart people think it’s a sound theory) is called the Everett interpretation after Hugh Everett, who first proposed it in 1957. It’s known colloquially as the Many Worlds Interpretation (MWI), because it postulates simply that the wave function never collapses; it simply branches into its own unique world-line, resulting in every possible outcome of every situation existing in physical reality. If you’re having a hard time getting your head around that statement (and the fact that it’s held to be correct by the likes of Stephen Hawking), allow us to spell out some of the implications for you—but first, you may want to plug your ears to hold your brains in.


http://www.qwaym.com/10-mind-bending...worlds-theory/

For those who are sick of the political bull shit and want to excise your brains a little...
 
Curious Cdn
#2
I have an infinite number of doppelgangers, just out of phase with me along all vectors.


I wonder what's for lunch?
 
petros
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

I have an infinite number of doppelgangers, just out of phase with me along all vectors.


I wonder what's for lunch?

Pimento loaf sammiches.
 
Jinentonix
#4
The problem with this theory is, while it's actually not difficult to refute possible arguments against the whole idea, there's still absolutely no shred of proof the multiverse exists. We can't see it, touch it or hear it. We can't communicate with those in it. But it's definitely there. Hmmmm, sound familiar?

In fact, it's not so much science as meta-physics which is a branch of philosophy along the lines of ontology.
 
Hoid
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actually the math is there to prove it which is why Hawking is on board with it.
 
Cliffy
#6
Quantum theory is the bridge between science and what the ancient mystics have been saying for thousands of years. It replaces metaphysics.
 
petros
#7
Bullshit!

There is no objectivity in Science.

AT ALL!
 
Jinentonix
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

actually the math is there to prove it which is why Hawking is on board with it.

If it was proven it wouldn't be a scientific theory, it would be a scientific law.
 
petros
#9
Hawking is a hack.
 
Hoid
+1
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

If it was proven it wouldn't be a scientific theory, it would be a scientific law.

something that is theoretically possible does not necessarily exist.

for instance it would be technically possible for a climate change deniers to be intelligent - and yet it has never been proven.
 
petros
#11
Your stupidity will be you dimise.
 
Hoid
#12
in some alternate reality climate change is actually a hoax
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

in some alternate reality climate change is actually a hoax

In some alternative realities, alternate reality is Fake News.



In some of the others, it's HUUGE!
 
OmegaOm
#14
I was always on the side of the multiverse where everything that can happen happens in its own universe.
However the skeptics have a logical argument, that this applies only on the quantum level and at the macro level the most probably outcome mostly applies.

Like that room you did not observe yet. The electrons in every atom have a probability to be anywhere, but they have a higher probability to be at the most likely location. So even though that some of the atoms electrons would be in improbably locations. The majority would be where it would likely be and so the room would be the same room, and have no real effect on the macro scale.
 
Danbones
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

in some alternate reality climate change is actually a hoax

LOL, in some realities proof has nothing to do with it

Like roy moore's Alabama.

...and where ever there are TRUMP HATERS.

Say what ever happened to global warming bub?
Oh yeah, it was proved your brains were living in an alternate reality, so you changed it's name.

Say hi to Anthony Wiener when you see him, at least he lived in a universe where proof counts.
 
Curious Cdn
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

LOL, in some realities proof has nothing to do with it

Like roy moore's Alabama.

...and where ever there are TRUMP HATERS.

Say what ever happened to global warming bub?
Oh yeah, it was proved your brains were living in an alternate reality, so you changed it's name.

Say hi to Anthony Wiener when you see him, at least he lived in a universe where proof counts.

Wow! There's a mind-bending non sequitur!
 
Danbones
#17
Yeah, not like in jokeville
 
Curious Cdn
#18
Meds .... quickly, Danbones!
 

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