reply to post by EarthEvolves
Even allowing Krauss enough rope to hang himself is where I draw the line, regardless of what's being examined.
His assertion that infinite numbers of universes spring up whenever any potential is realized (each of these universes suddenly appearing to
express the potentials that weren't realized)
- if one takes all the potentials that are (and aren't)
realized within just the city
limits of Cleveland, Ohio, over the course of one day - quickly becomes an assertion that violates pretty much everything that has ever proven to be a
basis of readily perceptible reality. It isn't realistic, even if you only had to deal with the massive production of potentials within that one city
during that one day - any day.
Take the quantum of action - whatever the rate of unit replacement is - as the base quantized rate of potential emergence (hell, we can use the
standard photon packet rate, since it's already been established)
and figure out how much auto-animate holon existence there is within the city
limits of Cleveland during a typical day. Then calculate how many quantum units are replaced by succeeding units (at the standard photon packet
) over the course of that same day. And then toss in a reasonable number of alternative results per potential, as each quantum unit slips into
the rearview mirror for each auto-animate holon that exists within the Cleveland city limits, as they all carry on with realized and unrealized
potentials for the next 24 hours.
Then, take that number of universes, and do the same math, only estimating the entire population of auto-animate holons within each universe launching
the same amount of universes over the course of that day as a result of every realized and unrealized potential. And then do the same for every
universe that pops out of every single quantum unit's appearance within every one of those universes, and then keep on going. And there's no
stopping - ever - since we're talking about a universe launching requirement that is inherently primordial and therefore absolute in its relentless
activity. Never stopping, and having existed always, apparently.
It gets foolish if you don't simply toss the word "infinite" at it, and then go crack a beer in front of the TV set.
Hell, I believe a lot more in a god with a Santa Claus beard than I believe in Krauss's multiverse theory. I believe that I'm God with a Santa Claus
beard more than I'll ever believe in Krauss's multiverse theory. It's completely ludicrous. He's an idiot - not only for dreaming it up, but
mostly for putting is name on it.