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One can even set up quite ridiculous cases. A cat is penned up in a steel chamber, along with the following device (which must be secured against direct interference by the cat): in a Geiger counter there is a tiny bit of radioactive substance, so small, that perhaps in the course of the hour one of the atoms decays, but also, with equal probability, perhaps none; if it happens, the counter tube discharges and through a relay releases a hammer which shatters a small flask of hydrocyanic acid. If one has left this entire system to itself for an hour, one would say that the cat still lives if meanwhile no atom has decayed. The psi-function of the entire system would express this by having in it the living and dead cat (pardon the expression) mixed or smeared out in equal parts.
Originally posted by james2009
Interesting post and i appreciate the time you took to write that out. However something is bugging me, I myself being catholic and believe in the bible and god etc only believe that there is only ONE UNIVERSE and ONE of us. Whats bugging me is.. if there is life after death, and IF there is parallel universes, that would mean that if we died, we would get to meet our parallel self's? am i right? or am i wrong? and if that's the case then how can there be more then one of our "souls" . Would that mean our memory's off all the infinite lives we have lived would join? and we would become one with all of our "old selves" in the parallel lives we have lived? haha.
Remember this is only if there is such a thing as life after death... and i know that these are thoerys we are talking about.. so i I hope you understand what im getting at! Can someone give some input?
Originally posted by Flux8
I heard that at level 6 universe you get another 1st and 2nd level spell, as well as the ability to make potions and scrolls...
Theories built upon theories, which came from speculations of speculations, and on and on it goes, until eventually you'll believe your own arse is the center of the universe. Hey, we all have theories. They help us get around our small lttile area of the multiverse, but they ain't proof of the whole. I personally put far more stock into experimental observations. And they're not there yet.
Originally posted by Heike
I think that "parallel universe" might be misleading. Due to science fiction we automatically think of another world with another ATS and another Heike where maybe JFK wasn't assassinated, or where Heike never joined ATS.
Why can't other universes or other dimensions just be .. random?One where "dragons" are the dominant sentient life form, another where something like humans lives side by side with dinosaurs, another where the lifeforms are membranous beings filled with gas like jellyfish...
Aren't the possibilities endless? Why are they assuming that other universes will be just like this one with only minor differences?
I used to have a plot idea that every book written by someone becomes a real "world," and the "hero" discovered how to travel to them. Thus he could visit Peter Pan, or Harry Potter, or Captain Ahab, or Oliver Twist.