Over 9000! (Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013) Reply
I guess there's a universe for everybody.
lukus (Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013) Reply
That does it! I'm starting the rebellion early. Anyone up for penquin BBQ?
Me Too! (Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013) Reply
Yes, I also chose the one where I was dating an average looking, flat chested, bony legged, brown haired girl.
Well then (Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013)
& you can continue on, knowing that you will never be a smidgen as popular & successful as she is.
Me Too! (Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013)
@Well then. Wow! You sure zapped me! Imagine, if you will, my chagrin.
Enter 103 here: (Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013) Reply
Would the penguin overlords have developed an air force? Or would they just subjugate us using advancements in their already awesome belly sliding skills?
J.J. McClure (Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013) Reply
Duncan Pramble (Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013) Reply
I picked the one where I was X-Men villain Mastermind, but I didn't use my powers for villainy. I just "dated" all the best women of the Marvel Universe. Yep, I dated their brains out.
LTT (Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013) Reply
The idea that there are multiple universes is absolutely nonsense. There is no reason to believe there are any more universes than the observable one. But let's dive into this drivel for a moment before we completely write it off, yes?
The theory is that universes split or are created based upon a certain set of actions that do or do not occur. That is to say, when something "random" happens, another universe is made and the two exist in parallel to one another. What could this action possibly be? Well, since all inanimate objects behavior can be mapped out precisely with mathematics(trajectory of an object, breaking point of an object, reaction to outside stimulus like heat or light, etc), no inanimate object can be the cause of a "split" because they have no random actions. All actions are precise and can be known before they occur. That leaves only living things that can possibly determine if a universe will "split" or not.
This leaves us with one of two options to consider: 1. That all actions are equally judged "random" and will cause the universe to split upon making them or not making them or 2. There is an arbiter(example: God) that determines a sufficient amount of "randomness" to cause a split to take place. This "arbiter" would have to be all knowing to see that an action would lead to different universes being "necessary."
Let's take 1 first. I want you to join me in this experiment. Wave your hand in front of your computer for 1 second. Done? Good. Now, understand that many different things have occurred during the time you waved your hand.
Many millions and billions of universes were created based upon the nano-second you decided to start and stop waving your hand, despite it having absolutely no impact upon the universe at large in the slightest. These millions and billions are compounded by the number of people willing to wave their hand in the air(who knows how many people will read this, even if it's two that's still a huge number) and how many are not. And when they decided not to. And what they decided to do instead. And what their reaction to that thought is right now. And if they decided to stop reading and are now doing any number of things instead.
Remember, we're not talking about creating an alternate [place where you are right now]. We're talking about an alternate UNIVERSE. As in everything. As in the solar system, stars and galaxies and an infinite expanse of everythingness all being created because of how long you waved your hand. All of these things, existing completely 100% independently of you suddenly becoming into existence because of your action. Why did this occur?
I don't know.
But let's take this a step further. What about energy? Where does this "split" get the energy to create an entire everything based upon the millisecond you stopped waving your hand? You can't create something out of nothing, so where's the energy coming from? Where does the matter come from? Where does it go?
Again, we're not talking about paltry figures here. Even if it was just a recreation of our SOLAR SYSTEM you're talking about more energy and matter than a human being could conceive of. But we're not. We're talking about EVERYTHING EVER. A literally infinite amount of energy and matter, existing because you shook your hand. Or didn't.
Back to 2. There is a God, because there would have to be a God to make the decision as to what is "random" enough. As stated before, if everything is random, your breathing creates millions and billions of universes every second of every day. But if it's a conservation of energy to create things, there has to be a determining factor. But let's even explore that, shall we?
What effect upon a galaxy a trillion light years a way does it have if Hitler never existed? Why would it need to be recreated for this moment to make itself? Where does the energy(again) come from to recreate it just to know this answer? To what end would these galaxies need to exist in tandem?
There is one universe, people. Get over it.
tl;dr (Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013)
Seargent Stupid (Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013)
I think you just created your own alternate universe where you think that ^^^ matters
@LTT (Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013)
Well now. That was just uncalled for...in any universe.
Me (Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013)
"Infinite universes? Therefore Jebus!"
Entropy & Chaos Theory (Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013)
...have you forgotten us already?
So short answer no, it is impossible to map out how everything behaves on the atomic level.
Meh... (Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013)
Ha. Good job Seargent Stupid. LTT, where's the math?
cool kid (Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013)
i don't think eat liver is the right website for such a complicated discussion.
@LTT (Thursday, 10 Jan 2013)
Sorry, could you repeat that please?
Tesseract (Thursday, 10 Jan 2013)
Hey, don't take it out on us if you have a hard time comprehending "infinite".
Luke (Thursday, 10 Jan 2013)
LTT, I think you've misinterpreted the theory of the multiverse or been mislead. What you've provided is completely logical and rational, however your're arguing that alternate universe can't just be created; that it's absurd universe can be created from nothing and also refer to the law of the conservation of energy. However, the theory isn't that they universe are created at an instance. The universes don't split. The theory suggests every single possible state the universe *could* exist in, it is existing in already. It springs from theoretical physics, quantum mechanics, where many tests over the decades and proven time and time again that an electron, when fired from A to B, exists in every state possible on its travel. Read up on the double-slit experiment.
nerd (Monday, 13 May 2013)
I support LTT.
Really (Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013) Reply
Some people talk too much
cool kid (Thursday, 10 Jan 2013)
i know right?