The episode Parallels dealt specifically with the many-worlds
interpretation; Data explained that there was a theory that postulated
everything that can happen, does happen and used that to explain a rift
where multiple Enterprises were leaking in from parallel universes. See
On Sun, Jul 13, 2008 at 1:13 PM, Günther Greindl <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> as a Star Trek oldtimer I feel I have to comment *grin*:
> ronaldheld wrote:
> > Can I explain the Star Trek universe(s) as being a part of Level I or
> > Level III?
> Alternate Realities/Histories would be Level I
> Universes with strange physics would be Level II
> Level III, as Max Tegmark rightly says, adds nothing, and as the guys in
> ST don't make any QM experiments I would say III is the least "near" to
> Star Trek fans.
> As to level IV: universes which are _completely_ different, I would say
> Q would be a being from Level IV (he hints in an episode that he does
> not experience time linearly, so this suggests he comes from a really
> weird place); also, he can enter our universe at will (at every time and
> place, again suggesting he comes from a mathematical uber-universe
> having access to "lower" universes).
> Günther Greindl
> Department of Philosophy of Science
> University of Vienna
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Blog: http://www.complexitystudies.org/
> Thesis: http://www.complexitystudies.org/proposal/
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