posted on Jan, 18 2008 @ 01:09 PM
reply to post by Vanitas
Some of the original discovers of QM agreed with you about the 'potentiality' interpretation of quantum mechanics. But that debate has gone on for
80+ years, and people like Bell, and now others, tried to test that idea.
I'm still trying to get my head around the potential results of the latest 'realism' experiments. To see if I can come up with a summary of what QM
means to me. For now, I can only admit to not being able to summarize the latest findings in a coherent picture.
Oddly enough, I was at a party with my wife and she was talking about a a 'parallel universe' episode of the Stargate show. I then brought up my
thought experiment about how in a multiverse, there is a version of the universe in which one is accidentally a God and lives forever. We were talking
to a physics-oriented engineer. He turned to me and said:
1) The earth experiences mass extinctions on a periodic basis.
2) He didn't like Star Gate as they don't portray the aliens the way they really are
3) A story I can't tell here cause I don't want to get military people in trouble.
It was that conversation, and a few others, that made me start re-assessing my hard-line stance against UFO people.
Anyway, I side-tracked this whole topic by talking about QM. The whole Boltzman's brain thing really just comes down to classic statistical
mechanics. And the idea that time before I was born was an accidental illusion is just fascinating.
[edit on 18-1-2008 by Ectoterrestrial]