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Old 01-06-2010, 04:25 PM #1
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I thought this was quite intriguing.

I am not too sure if this has been posted, or if anyone's read it yet, which I'm sure someone has. I've never really ventured into st:religion/philosophy, so go easy on me. But anyways; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert..._b_384515.html

It's a cool take on the classic question. Thoughts?
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Old 01-06-2010, 04:50 PM #2
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It's not a theory. It's not even a hypothesis. We cannot test a many-world idea nor does it currently make any predictions. The guy is just trying to sell books.
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Old 01-06-2010, 05:59 PM #3
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It's not a theory. It's not even a hypothesis. We cannot test a many-world idea nor does it currently make any predictions. The guy is just trying to sell books.
Why do you have to be so rational all the time? Gosh!
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:37 PM #4
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Why do you have to be so rational all the time? Gosh!
The ****in' unicorns man.
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:46 PM #5
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:45 PM #6
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Kind of like Scientology. Just made up. Interesting, but made up.
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:53 AM #7
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The ****in' unicorns man.
You probably enjoy telling little kids that Santa doesn't exist too...
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Old 01-12-2010, 12:21 PM #9
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It's not a theory. It's not even a hypothesis. We cannot test a many-world idea nor does it currently make any predictions. The guy is just trying to sell books.

Everett's interpretation of quantum mechanics is pretty popular I thought. Obviously it's not testable at this point, but neither is the big bang theory. I'm aware there isn't anything like microwave background radiation to give strong evidence for many worlds, but it ties together a lot of things. Plus the math via string theory is strong.
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:48 PM #10
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Everett's interpretation of quantum mechanics is pretty popular I thought. Obviously it's not testable at this point, but neither is the big bang theory. I'm aware there isn't anything like microwave background radiation to give strong evidence for many worlds, but it ties together a lot of things. Plus the math via string theory is strong.
The many worlds idea is a contentious topic in physics, it lacks the scientific rigor expected of such a claim. The Big Bang Theory does make testable predictions such as the evolution of the universe.

The math is internally consistent in String Theory, but that doesn't mean it represents reality.
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The many worlds idea is a contentious topic in physics, it lacks the scientific rigor expected of such a claim. The Big Bang Theory does make testable predictions such as the evolution of the universe.

The math is internally consistent in String Theory, but that doesn't mean it represents reality.
I agree with all of that. Your other post just made it seem like the multiverse theory was a total crock of **** with no backing. It's one of those really "philoscientific" ideas.

Also if the multiverse is an interpretation of quantum mechanics, then it does make testable predictions, it just needs to be proven to be correct.
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I agree with all of that. Your other post just made it seem like the multiverse theory was a total crock of **** with no backing. It's one of those really "philoscientific" ideas.

Also if the multiverse is an interpretation of quantum mechanics, then it does make testable predictions, it just needs to be proven to be correct.
Well there are a few problems with it. It does resolve some issues that derive from the Copenhagen interpretation, but new ones arise. The multi-worlds are inherently unobservable so you have to take it on faith. There really are no predictions, it's more of a thought experiment. We have to have a final theory of everything before we could see if the Many Worlds interpretation is correct.
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WHAT?!?! Santa doesn't exist! What else in life is imaginary?!?!!
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