According to Wiseman and his team this interaction between parallel worlds leads to just the type of interference patterns observed – implying electrons are not waves after all. They have supported their theory by running computer simulations of the two-slit experiment using up to 41 interacting worlds. “It certainly captured the essential features of peaks and troughs in the right places,” says Wiseman.
Though he says it is in its early stages, Poirier is impressed with the theory and predicts it will generate huge interest in the physics community. “
But… parallel worlds? Is this not all too absurd to take seriously? Not for the physicists, it seems. And as David Wallace points out in The Emergent Multiverse, our sense of absurdity evolved to help us scratch a living on the savannahs of Africa. “The Universe is not obliged to conform to it.”
There, you see?
If you believe in Darwinian evolution, you must take parallel worlds seriously, despite the lack of evidence.
The idea seems to be that if you want “high visibility”, and you’ve got $1700 to pay for it, Physical Review X is there to get you into the media. They seem to have realized though that maybe the “parallel worlds explain quantum mechanics” might be seen as going too far, so have put out an editorial justifying its publication.
As the boundaries between science and science fiction blur …
See also: Physicists explain quantum theory by discarding Occam’s Razor
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