**********************Is the world real?
Theoretical physicists have developed a parallel universe hypothesis to
account for the various ghostlike, unexplainable effects resulting from
Heisenberg's uncertainty principle. This hypothesis stems from the need
to
give Heisenberg's quantum mechanics a physical expression. Hence, a
system
of parallel worlds. These worlds would be alternative dimensions
superimposed upon our own in which every single potential condition
contained in quantum mechanics actually existed. This model of reality,
if
confirmed, might help us form an image of Heisenberg's mathematically
abstract atom.
According to the parallel universe hypothesis, there is only one
universe at
the beginning of time, but each atomic event causes it to split off into
two
or more parallel dimensions, so that we soon have a continuous branching
pattern like in a hierarchical communications network or a tree.
What it all boils down to is that according to physical evidence,
reality
depends on the observer; we can only consciously inhabit one of these
parallel worlds at a time. This may have consequences for memetics,
particularly if we consider that observations effect experimental
results
and that consciousness plays a role in reality.
According to quantum mechanics, "Cogito ergo sum" may have a physical
basis.
At a certain point the question is this universe real becomes
irrelevant:
like an atomic particle it can be rendered real or imaginary precisely
at
the moment the question is posed.
Reactions anyone?
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-- Regards +--------------------------------------------------------+ Ken Pantheists http://www.lucifer.com/~kenpan +--------------------------------------------------------+