Open Thread: Welcome to my Universe
Okay, I gotta admit it was kinda fun (and a little empowering) to list all those scientific terms in the tags box. The idea of parallel universes fascinates me ... and could explain alot.
A July 19th article by Alexander Vilenkin and Max Tegmarkin in Scientific American makes the scientific case for the existence of parallel universes, multiverse if you will.
The Case for Parallel Universe
Why the multiverse, crazy as it sounds, is a solid scientific idea
If the no-copy assumption is false, then there's no fundamental reason why there can't be copies of you elsewhere in the external reality—indeed, both eternal inflation and unitary quantum mechanics provide mechanisms for creating them.
We humans have a well-documented tendency toward hubris, arrogantly imagining ourselves at center stage, with everything revolving around us. We've gradually learned that it's instead we who are revolving around the sun, which is itself revolving around one galaxy among countless others. Thanks to breakthroughs in physics, we may be gaining still deeper insights into the very nature of reality.
Was there a rift in the time-space continuum that allowed all these Tea Baggers to fall through into our reality ... or did we somehow fall thru into theirs?
The truth is out there.