Richard and Stephen,
ER=EPR will have a hell of a time explaining the soul since the soul
On Saturday, December 28, 2013 9:58:22 PM UTC-5, yanniru wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 28, 2013 at 6:00 PM, Stephen Paul King <
> Something to think about:
> Yes. String theory is the great white hope. Lubos Motl even suggests that
> ER=EPR may explain the concept of the soul.
> On Saturday, 28 December 2013 06:18:26 UTC+13, Edgar L. Owen wrote:
> Many worlds is probably the most outlandishly improbable theory of all
> time, and should have been laughed out of existence as soon as it was
> proposed. Do
> Fortunately, science is not decided on what seems probable to humans, or
> we would never have realised that there is anything except the Earth and
> some lights in the sky. The MWI is very far from the most outlandishly
> improbable theory of all time, I can name a dozen ontological theories that
> are more outlandish without even asking WIkipedia, such as the idea that
> the world was created by the shenannigans of various gods.
> you actually understand what it says or implies? Basically that every
> quantum event that ever occured in the history of the universe spawns an
> entire new universe of all its possible outcomes and every event in every
> one of those new universes does the same. This immediately exponentially
> escalates in the first few minutes of the universe into uncountable new
> universes and has been expanding exponentially ever since over 14.7 billion
> years! Just try to calculate the
> The MWI is a straight interpretation of our best theory of matter - an
> interpretation that removes any extra assumptions (wave function collapse,
> pilot waves, wave-particle duality etc). It is simply what the relevant
> equations say, converted without interpretation to human language (if one
> leaves aside the actual phrase "many worlds", which is misleading). The
> equations imply that all possible outcomes occur for a given quantum event,
> or to be exact that the entities we regard as particles are in fact waves,
> capable of interfering with themselves, but only detectable (I suppose
> "entanglable" would be a better word) by a process of localisation that is,
> I'm told, neatly explained by decoherence. This implies that the universal
> wavefunction is constantly spreading and differentiating. This is generally
> characterised as "parallel universes coming into existence" bu
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