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Then there's another idea that posits that the reason we're all alive right now (I think I can safely say that) is that in some universes - even what we think is our primary universe - we frequently end up dead due to diseases and accidents and other random occurrences, but when that happens, we just slightly shift our consciousness away from that universe, shut it down, and concentrate on living in another cluster of universes where we're still alive.
originally posted by: schuyler
I believe there is a lot to be said about the potential reality of parallel worlds ala the Many Worlds Theory. Some of the accounts are really interesting, and the fact is, the mathematics of quantum mechanics supports the idea. However, I take issue with the "Mandala Effect" stuff. It seems to me that is a way to shirk responsibility for being wrong. It has ALWAYS been "Berenstain" Certainly "stein" is a more common and intuitive spelling, making it easy to mis-remember, but that is no excuse to claim the entire word has changed but you have not. Occam's Razor" The simplest explanation is most likely the correct one, and you mis-remembering is clearly the simplest explanation. But beyond that, it is a fascinating subject.
originally posted by: lostgirl
Thank you for this thread!
I like these kinds of stories too - do you have any links to where you read them?
originally posted by: schuyler
The problem and frustration with these kinds of tales is that they cannot be proven in any conventional sense.
originally posted by: LucidWarrior
There is no such thing as multiple universes. It's a paradox; if two universe ever did manage to come into existence thy would immediately collapse back into each other. The very term "multiple universes" implies a coexistence, and as such, each would exist as part of a structure which contains all the others.
Well that structure actually is THE universe and each of the "multiple universes" actually resides in this structure as different, realities, possibilities, eventualities.
As far as shifting between them whatever weterm them, well sure I think this could achieve an immortal like effect; although, I'm pretty sure it still ends with death of old age. And I can't imagine it would be simply for no purpose that the timelines would shift. In fact this very occurrence would imply that something is expected of the person that was saved.
I think Monty Oum said it best. "For it is only in passing, that we gain immortality."
originally posted by: whereislogic
I think someone has taken a few too many Sci-Fi shows and/or pseudoscience documentaries too seriously concerning the subject of the multiverse. Thinking about or discussing the multiverse has about as much usefulness as discussing La La Land.
Even some philosophers are ready to admit to a Principle of Nonsense in their field. Thomas Hobbs once wrote that one of man’s distinctive abilities was “the privilege of absurdity to which no living creature is subject, but man only. And, of men, those are of all most subject to it that profess philosophy.” But, strangely, many people prefer nonsense to truth.
Including scientists who are talking about supposed evidence for a multiverse in a rather convoluted, elaborate and beguiling manner (trying to impress people with technical jargon and the type of beguiling pseudoscience presented in so-called "M-theory" and "String Theory", meant to impress people with their supposed knowledge and intelligence; both of which do not classify as a "scientific theory" as that term is defined in the Encyclopedia of Scientific Principles, Laws, and Theories; it's just a marketing ploy to use that label for these unsupported philosophies/ideas).
originally posted by: Jay-morris
...I really do not understand why some peopke look at this sith a completly closed mind. ...