Well I think there is a pretty reasonable explanation for this, but I also think that you won´t like it.
We all know these little memory mistakes from everyday life. We all had that moment where we could have bet anything in the world that we left our
keys/wallet/phone/whatever in place X, while they actually were in place Y.
I think we can all agree that these things happen in everyday life from time to time, yes?
Now, we already now that the memory is not perfect by the deja-vu experience. A deja-Vu is a short-term memory that has been falsely stored in the
long term memory, so you have the feeling that it has already happened in the past.
Take this example. You have just brushed your teeth, nothing special about it, you will soon forget that minute of brushing. This will not be stored
in your long term memory (you wouldn´t remember that exact brushing a few days later, unlike your first kiss for example).
Now, to the deja vu. You just brushed your teeth, but instead of using the short term memory like before, your brain makes a mistake and uses the long
term memory. The result is that you are brushing and suddenly get the feeling that you did that exact same action sometime in the past.
Seeing that we know these little memory mistakes from everyday life and that we can understand them, it seems logical that these little memory
mistakes happen with other facts as well.
And that is it. We all know memory is not perfect. We all have experienced these errors on various levels (ever made an error on a test in school
Now you can of course feel free to interpret these errors in any way you want, but if you WERE correct we would be living in a world where 6 billion
different realities constantly intertwine and affect each other. Or we live in a world where we each individually jump from one reality to another
very, very often.
Now while I can already smell that you think those last two options are pretty tasty, I do really not think that we should read too much into things
that are already reasonably explained.
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