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2019-03-20 01:30:27 PM  
This seems obvious. There's the reality inhabited by Fox News viewers, and the reality inhabited by everyone else. Not sure why you'd need some big study to prove that.
 
2019-03-20 01:45:16 PM  
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2019-03-20 01:54:41 PM  
In one reality Foobies are still out there. Somewhere.
 
2019-03-20 01:56:29 PM  
What I want to know is what changes reality? Like, is it my choices? Am I scootin' and bootin' across different timelines because of the choices I make? And, if so, how do the choices YOU make affect MY timeline? I mean, it's all relative. Einstein said so. And if that's the case, are their infinite personal realities inside of AND outside of your realities? Does it keep looping and combining and branching off and then back again forever and ever until we wonder if we should've taken that left turn at Albuquerque and holy crap I've gone cross-eyed ...
 
2019-03-20 02:00:54 PM  
This just in: FOX NEWS says there is no objective reality, so stop acting like your facts, logic and evidence mean anything.

Coming up next: We have always been at war with Eurasia.
 
2019-03-20 02:02:20 PM  

HawgWild: What I want to know is what changes reality? Like, is it my choices? Am I scootin' and bootin' across different timelines because of the choices I make? And, if so, how do the choices YOU make affect MY timeline? I mean, it's all relative. Einstein said so. And if that's the case, are their infinite personal realities inside of AND outside of your realities? Does it keep looping and combining and branching off and then back again forever and ever until we wonder if we should've taken that left turn at Albuquerque and holy crap I've gone cross-eyed ...


The one theory is that every single choice made creates a new reality for each possible choice, on and on and on... Nobody "chooses" the reality, they just live the one that follows that particular string of choices. But they also live every other one that followed every other series of choices.
 
2019-03-20 02:04:40 PM  
"It seems that, in contrast to classical physics, measurement results cannot be considered absolute truth but must be understood relative to the observer who performed the measurement," Ringbauer told Live Science.

Therefore...

ALTERNATE FACTS!
 
2019-03-20 02:10:40 PM  
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2019-03-20 02:11:21 PM  
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2019-03-20 02:14:33 PM  

bloobeary: This just in: FOX NEWS says there is no objective reality, so stop acting like your facts, logic and evidence mean anything.

Coming up next: We have always been at war with Eurasia.


The plan seems to be proceeding apace.
 
2019-03-20 02:14:35 PM  

Mikey1969: HawgWild: What I want to know is what changes reality? Like, is it my choices? Am I scootin' and bootin' across different timelines because of the choices I make? And, if so, how do the choices YOU make affect MY timeline? I mean, it's all relative. Einstein said so. And if that's the case, are their infinite personal realities inside of AND outside of your realities? Does it keep looping and combining and branching off and then back again forever and ever until we wonder if we should've taken that left turn at Albuquerque and holy crap I've gone cross-eyed ...

The one theory is that every single choice made creates a new reality for each possible choice, on and on and on... Nobody "chooses" the reality, they just live the one that follows that particular string of choices. But they also live every other one that followed every other series of choices.


I wonder what the Billy Joe who didn't take his guns into town is up to these days?  I like to think he's a titan of industry.
 
2019-03-20 02:20:00 PM  
That must mean a reality exists where you have a tryst with Steve Bannon!
 
2019-03-20 02:27:38 PM  
This sounds like they've gone right past the line into full mental wanking mode.
 
2019-03-20 02:38:04 PM  
Mikey1969:The one theory is that every single choice made creates a new reality for each possible choice, on and on and on... Nobody "chooses" the reality, they just live the one that follows that particular string of choices. But they also live every other one that followed every other series of choices.

I saw that episode of Fringe too.
 
2019-03-20 02:52:54 PM  

LL316: Mikey1969: HawgWild: What I want to know is what changes reality? Like, is it my choices? Am I scootin' and bootin' across different timelines because of the choices I make? And, if so, how do the choices YOU make affect MY timeline? I mean, it's all relative. Einstein said so. And if that's the case, are their infinite personal realities inside of AND outside of your realities? Does it keep looping and combining and branching off and then back again forever and ever until we wonder if we should've taken that left turn at Albuquerque and holy crap I've gone cross-eyed ...

The one theory is that every single choice made creates a new reality for each possible choice, on and on and on... Nobody "chooses" the reality, they just live the one that follows that particular string of choices. But they also live every other one that followed every other series of choices.

I wonder what the Billy Joe who didn't take his guns into town is up to these days?  I like to think he's a titan of industry.


Yeah, I'd love to have lived about a trillion possible OTHER lives myself...

fortheloveofgod: Mikey1969:The one theory is that every single choice made creates a new reality for each possible choice, on and on and on... Nobody "chooses" the reality, they just live the one that follows that particular string of choices. But they also live every other one that followed every other series of choices.

I saw that episode of Fringe too.


That's the one where Berkley Breathed didn't retire:

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2019-03-20 02:55:36 PM  

Mikey1969: HawgWild: What I want to know is what changes reality? Like, is it my choices? Am I scootin' and bootin' across different timelines because of the choices I make? And, if so, how do the choices YOU make affect MY timeline? I mean, it's all relative. Einstein said so. And if that's the case, are their infinite personal realities inside of AND outside of your realities? Does it keep looping and combining and branching off and then back again forever and ever until we wonder if we should've taken that left turn at Albuquerque and holy crap I've gone cross-eyed ...

The one theory is that every single choice made creates a new reality for each possible choice, on and on and on... Nobody "chooses" the reality, they just live the one that follows that particular string of choices. But they also live every other one that followed every other series of choices.


Well, with some of the observer affect experiments of late, it is possible that some re-merge later on... that may be why two people remember the results of an observed, recorded event differently (and both have proof of their observation).

Imagine what it will be like when we go interstellar.
 
2019-03-20 03:08:53 PM  
And yet Ethan Siegel gets all the science reporting derision around here.
 
2019-03-20 03:11:02 PM  

Myrdinn: Mikey1969: HawgWild: What I want to know is what changes reality? Like, is it my choices? Am I scootin' and bootin' across different timelines because of the choices I make? And, if so, how do the choices YOU make affect MY timeline? I mean, it's all relative. Einstein said so. And if that's the case, are their infinite personal realities inside of AND outside of your realities? Does it keep looping and combining and branching off and then back again forever and ever until we wonder if we should've taken that left turn at Albuquerque and holy crap I've gone cross-eyed ...

The one theory is that every single choice made creates a new reality for each possible choice, on and on and on... Nobody "chooses" the reality, they just live the one that follows that particular string of choices. But they also live every other one that followed every other series of choices.

Well, with some of the observer affect experiments of late, it is possible that some re-merge later on... that may be why two people remember the results of an observed, recorded event differently (and both have proof of their observation).

Imagine what it will be like when we go interstellar.


Well, that would explain deja vu. I've had it happen to the point that I was able to predict a conversation for like 20 seconds before, word for word.
 
2019-03-20 03:18:03 PM  
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2019-03-20 03:59:30 PM  

Mikey1969: HawgWild: What I want to know is what changes reality? Like, is it my choices? Am I scootin' and bootin' across different timelines because of the choices I make? And, if so, how do the choices YOU make affect MY timeline? I mean, it's all relative. Einstein said so. And if that's the case, are their infinite personal realities inside of AND outside of your realities? Does it keep looping and combining and branching off and then back again forever and ever until we wonder if we should've taken that left turn at Albuquerque and holy crap I've gone cross-eyed ...

The one theory is that every single choice made creates a new reality for each possible choice, on and on and on... Nobody "chooses" the reality, they just live the one that follows that particular string of choices. But they also live every other one that followed every other series of choices.


It's not a well supported theory though. There's alot of problems with it.
 
2019-03-20 04:50:22 PM  
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2019-03-20 05:01:46 PM  

Mikey1969: HawgWild: What I want to know is what changes reality? Like, is it my choices? Am I scootin' and bootin' across different timelines because of the choices I make? And, if so, how do the choices YOU make affect MY timeline? I mean, it's all relative. Einstein said so. And if that's the case, are their infinite personal realities inside of AND outside of your realities? Does it keep looping and combining and branching off and then back again forever and ever until we wonder if we should've taken that left turn at Albuquerque and holy crap I've gone cross-eyed ...

The one theory is that every single choice made creates a new reality for each possible choice, on and on and on... Nobody "chooses" the reality, they just live the one that follows that particular string of choices. But they also live every other one that followed every other series of choices.


It also means (assuming that the untestable hypothesis is true) that nobody actually has free will.  Since everything happens, there is no actual choice.  Each possible choice and outcome is going to happen, just in another branch.
 
2019-03-20 05:28:28 PM  
 
2019-03-20 06:25:59 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: Mikey1969: HawgWild: What I want to know is what changes reality? Like, is it my choices? Am I scootin' and bootin' across different timelines because of the choices I make? And, if so, how do the choices YOU make affect MY timeline? I mean, it's all relative. Einstein said so. And if that's the case, are their infinite personal realities inside of AND outside of your realities? Does it keep looping and combining and branching off and then back again forever and ever until we wonder if we should've taken that left turn at Albuquerque and holy crap I've gone cross-eyed ...

The one theory is that every single choice made creates a new reality for each possible choice, on and on and on... Nobody "chooses" the reality, they just live the one that follows that particular string of choices. But they also live every other one that followed every other series of choices.

It also means (assuming that the untestable hypothesis is true) that nobody actually has free will.  Since everything happens, there is no actual choice.  Each possible choice and outcome is going to happen, just in another branch.


Hello, here to be the party pooper who reminds everyone that "observer" can mean literally any object or particle, and that consciousness and choice are really unimportant to these types of theories at a fundamental level. The choices you make have pretty much zero to do with what "reality" you inhabit in a many-worlds scenario.

The implication here is that every time any particle interacts with any other particle (commonly called a "measurement" or "observation"), it branches off a new reality. So if a photon hits Jupiter in such a way that it has to be polarized either vertically or horizontally, two new realities spin off, one where that photon is horizontally polarized and one vertical. You spin off too, one "you" in each reality, each wondering what choice you made to get there, even though you're in both and you had nothing to do with that photon on Jupiter. It does make for some weird stuff like, if you decide whether or not to kill yourself based on the spin of an electron, do you die in one reality and live in the other? PROBABLY!

I don't really buy into that theory, personally, but it's as valid as anything else right now. Really poorly understood by most, though.
 
2019-03-20 07:24:02 PM  
"See?  This is why the reality we sell you is different from the Liberal reality, but still true."
 
2019-03-20 08:14:10 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: Mikey1969: HawgWild: What I want to know is what changes reality? Like, is it my choices? Am I scootin' and bootin' across different timelines because of the choices I make? And, if so, how do the choices YOU make affect MY timeline? I mean, it's all relative. Einstein said so. And if that's the case, are their infinite personal realities inside of AND outside of your realities? Does it keep looping and combining and branching off and then back again forever and ever until we wonder if we should've taken that left turn at Albuquerque and holy crap I've gone cross-eyed ...

The one theory is that every single choice made creates a new reality for each possible choice, on and on and on... Nobody "chooses" the reality, they just live the one that follows that particular string of choices. But they also live every other one that followed every other series of choices.

It also means (assuming that the untestable hypothesis is true) that nobody actually has free will.  Since everything happens, there is no actual choice.  Each possible choice and outcome is going to happen, just in another branch.


When I tried to read the original article TFA is based on a week ago, it said the big problem with the quantum multiverse is that it makes trying to learn anything more about physics pointless, we can't technically prove that anything our experiments tell us is the result of anything other than random coincidence.
 
2019-03-21 05:41:15 AM  
I have no use for untestable theories like alternate realities and supernatural beings.
 
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