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(NPR)   Is there really a multiverse? And if so, would your counterpart have made the same choices, or would they have made it to shift manager at 7-11 by now?   (npr.org) divider line 22
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2012-09-20 04:33:24 PM  
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downstairs: brantgoose: One of the common misconceptions that seep into ideas like the multiverse from TV and movies and other works of fiction is the idea that there would be a counterpart of you in other universes, or at least most universes.


Well there would, because the concept is there are infinite universes.  Infinite means every possible way things can exist in the universe, does in some universe out there.
 
HOWEVER, when it comes to science fiction... yeah, they skip over the part about knowing which other universe to go to where "you" also exist in a similar enough manner.
 
If I jumped to another universe somehow, there's a near infinite-to-1 chance that I don't exist there.  Hell, there's probably a near infinite-to-1 chance that my body would not be able to survive even a millisecond there.


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2012-09-20 02:53:06 PM  
2 votes:
OF COURSE THERE IS MULTIVERSE
EARTH HAS 4 CORNER
SIMULTANEOUS 4-DAY
TIME CUBE
2012-09-20 02:46:17 PM  
2 votes:

TheSilverKey: After I passed an IT certification test I did say a silent atheist prayer (I can still believe in the Doctor, right?), for the me in a parallel universe who failed. I'm not even sure it was necessary. I suspect there are universes that cheat horribly. Energy destroyed all the time (or at least shunted into other universes, since the Evil Goatee Universe even cheats at cheating). The speed of light is the second gear on a Peugeot hatchback. And Schrödinger's cat is just undead (that back and forth is for wuss universes).


/Keep your head up, brudda


I just altered the universe by your observing this post.
ABSOLUTE POWER!
2012-09-20 12:48:51 PM  
2 votes:
I have a goatee, does that make this the evil universe?

/'cause that would explain a few things...
2012-09-20 11:33:59 AM  
2 votes:

rumpelstiltskin: There was a parallel universe, but my counterpart destroyed it.


Did he have a goatee?
2012-09-20 11:28:02 AM  
2 votes:
i212.photobucket.com

Seriously love this stuff but I have a hard time wrapping my head around any of it.
2012-09-20 05:11:39 PM  
1 votes:
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
/file photo of a parallel universe
2012-09-20 05:08:22 PM  
1 votes:

Subdue their bellies: BattleFrenchie28: Every decision we make is meaningless, because somewhere, on a parallel earth, we've already made the opposite choice. We're nothing. Less than nothing.

Cheer up, Owlman.


It doesn't matter.

/explosions
2012-09-20 05:05:05 PM  
1 votes:

BattleFrenchie28: Every decision we make is meaningless, because somewhere, on a parallel earth, we've already made the opposite choice. We're nothing. Less than nothing.


Cheer up, Owlman.
2012-09-20 04:26:21 PM  
1 votes:

DarnoKonrad: I'm not going to pay much attention to string theory until they actually come up with some falsifiable claims. That's a serious problem no matter how much it might interest theorists.


What about thread theory? I see falsifiable claims in threads every day.
2012-09-20 04:15:17 PM  
1 votes:
Firstly, I don't like the term multiverse. I accept it's here to stay, but the term universe is encompassing enough to include multiple instances of our and/or other physical realities and realms.

That said, there is just so much we don't understand. It's what I love about science. Not what it shows us to be true, but the questions it allows us to ask.
The unknowns the knowns show us of... as Rumsfeld might phrase it :P

In every blackhole there may be another universe. It might be ours! Just changed a little. It might be another one all together. It may be the necklace that holds together the pearls of each reality (hey! no laughing, i hear you snickering)

Life itself could be an interdimensional phenomenon. Time itself isn't a dimension but a perception we hold as we shift from one static universe/reality to the next. Everything from a thought to a chemical reaction simply being the next in a long string of infinite universes/realities going down the line. I like this idea and believe goldfish actually experience everything in reverse. From this point of view, there really could be turtles all the way down, along with everything else!

The further we look out, the harder we must look within. Are the answers out there? Or do they lie within us, dependent not upon exploration and observation, but understanding and philosophy.

Well folks, my brain hurts, and that means it's time to say good bye!
Hope to catch you again on the next episode of, "None of This shiat Makes Any Sense!"
Up next, another new episode of "Damn universe!? You crazy!"

And remember: The more you know, the more you'll know you don't know.

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2012-09-20 03:29:43 PM  
1 votes:

vactech: Could God microwave a multiverse so heavy, that even he couln't eat it?


I'm pretty sure he tried and that is what we commonly refer to as "The Big Bang".
2012-09-20 03:21:39 PM  
1 votes:

TheManofPA: This is truly the darkest of thread timelines


His Shadow be upon you, Unbelieving Child of Light! Or something. I don't care. Neither does the universe. One of my firmer theological beliefs is that the Universe does not play favourites.

"All things come alike to all", as Scriptures put it. God sends his Sun and his rain upon the wicked and the righteous alike.

Some people, Job's Comforter types and Church Ladies, mostly, think that God punishes the wicked and rewards the good every day with disasters for the unrighteous and wealth and American flags for the righteous.

To paraphase Morbo the News Monster, "GOD DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY!"

God so loves the world that he letteth it alone to go its own way as best as can. To a given value of "God" and "world".
2012-09-20 03:15:28 PM  
1 votes:

DarnoKonrad: HotWingConspiracy: If the multiverse is real and all possibilities are represented, doesn't that mean there is a universe where there is no mulitverse?

*hits bong*

Ones that collapse in on itself I suppose. The multiverse doesn't exist for those unfortunate realities. *hits bong* This good stuff man.  You get this from shiat form Neil deGrasse Tyson?


Oh that's that guys real name? I always just call him "The Grass". He has got the shiat.
2012-09-20 03:04:28 PM  
1 votes:
Or if your counterpart was a chick, would you have sex with her?
2012-09-20 03:01:51 PM  
1 votes:
I hate to break it to you guys, but "multiverse" doesn't mean that there are alternate realities.

It just means that our Universe will sleep with anything that moves and most things that don't.
2012-09-20 02:44:54 PM  
1 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: If the multiverse is real and all possibilities are represented, doesn't that mean there is a universe where there is no mulitverse?

*hits bong*


Ones that collapse in on itself I suppose. The multiverse doesn't exist for those unfortunate realities. *hits bong* This good stuff man.  You get this from shiat form Neil deGrasse Tyson?
2012-09-20 02:41:33 PM  
1 votes:
After I passed an IT certification test I did say a silent atheist prayer (I can still believe in the Doctor, right?), for the me in a parallel universe who failed. I'm not even sure it was necessary. I suspect there are universes that cheat horribly. Energy destroyed all the time (or at least shunted into other universes, since the Evil Goatee Universe even cheats at cheating). The speed of light is the second gear on a Peugeot hatchback. And Schrödinger's cat is just undead (that back and forth is for wuss universes).


/Keep your head up, brudda
2012-09-20 02:33:42 PM  
1 votes:
If the multiverse is real and all possibilities are represented, doesn't that mean there is a universe where there is no mulitverse?

*hits bong*
2012-09-20 02:30:58 PM  
1 votes:
This is truly the darkest of thread timelines
2012-09-20 02:21:50 PM  
1 votes:

sno man: I have a goatee, does that make this the evil universe?


No, your evil universe counterpart would have a double goatee.

/mine would have quadruple tinfoil pigtails
2012-09-20 11:29:04 AM  
1 votes:
There was a parallel universe, but my counterpart destroyed it.
 
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