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Cosmos Mag article invokes Darwinism in support of parallel worlds

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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.

Incidentally, over at suitably skeptical Not Even Wrong, mathematician Peter Woit points out,

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

and

As if the multiverse wasn’t bizarre enough …meet Many Worlds

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13 Replies to “Cosmos Mag article invokes Darwinism in support of parallel worlds

  1. 1
    Mung says:

    If it could be shown that parallel worlds could not possibly have come about by successive slight “poofs” then this theory would break down. Unless someone claims that Goddidit.

  2. 2
    ppolish says:

    How does Natural Selection pick among all those Many World poofs?
    Survival of the Fittest…poof
    Survival of 2nd Fittest..,poof over there
    Survival of 3rd & 4th Fittest….poof…poof.

    Is there a Best Many World? Is there a way to travel to THAT World?

  3. 3
    Adapa says:

    How many parallel worlds are there?

  4. 4
    Me_Think says:

    I wonder how much it will affect the Universal Probability Bound and Conservation of Information calculations

  5. 5
    Adapa says:

    What is a parallel world parallel to?

  6. 6
    Mapou says:

    Parallel universes = materialist voodoo

  7. 7
    Edward says:

    If the multiverse exibits positive curvature, wouldn’t all the universes eventually intersect?

  8. 8
    Edward says:

    Adapta

    A universe is parallel to another universe when all of their corresponding points are equidistant in flat 5 dimensional hyperspace.

  9. 9
    Mapou says:

    Edward:

    A universe is parallel to another universe when all of their corresponding points are equidistant in flat 5 dimensional hyperspace.

    In which universe is this 5 dimensional hyperspace?

  10. 10
    Adapa says:

    How did they figure out it was 5 dimensions?

  11. 11
    ciphertext says:

    What about “perpendicular worlds” or “acute / oblique” worlds?

    In a perpendicular scenario, and properly rotated, would their be polarization?!?!

  12. 12
    ppolish says:

    I’m curious how Cosmologists will explain the findings from Planck satellite etc that “disclose unexpected evidence of a preferred direction in the cosmos, aligned with our supposedly insignificant Earth.”

    C’mon Cosmologists, let’s explain THIS universe before explaining the other ones:)

    http://pressreleases.religionn.....creenings/

  13. 13
    Mung says:

    Edward:

    A universe is parallel to another universe when all of their corresponding points are equidistant in flat 5 dimensional hyperspace.

    And there is only one flat 5 dimensional hyperspace and it just happens to magically have the properties according to which it can generate parallel worlds?

    How many flat 5 dimensional hyperspaces are possible?

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