September 26, 2007 at 8:44 am #24584
note: I support this notion of parallel universes, which has been described in different language by the ancient Taoists as “islands” in which alternate realities exist.
We could focus this hypothesis on the idea of different timelines, or simultaneous time cycles in nature, also prevalent in Taoist thinking. These are energetic realities, some of which we concretize in more dense physical outcomes. The challenge is to cultivate a reality in which the highest potential for heaven, earth, and humanity can materialize. In one such reality, humans could rebirth themselves at will, without dying into a fragmented/unconscious state. This is the realm in which immortals live. – michael
PARALLEL UNIVERSES EXIST – STUDY
September 23, 2007
Parallel universes really do exist, according to a mathematical discovery by
Oxford scientists described by one expert as “one of the most important
developments in the history of science”.
The parallel universe theory, first proposed in 1950 by the US physicist
Hugh Everett, helps explain mysteries of quantum mechanics that have baffled
scientists for decades, it is claimed.
In Everett’s “many worlds” universe, every time a new physical possibility
is explored, the universe splits. Given a number of possible alternative
outcomes, each one is played out — in its own universe.
A motorist who has a near miss, for instance, might feel relieved at his
lucky escape. But in a parallel universe, another version of the same driver
will have been killed. Yet another universe will see the motorist recover
after treatment in hospital. The number of alternative scenarios is endless.
It is a bizarre idea which has been dismissed as fanciful by many experts.
But the new research from Oxford shows that it offers a mathematical answer
to quantum conundrums that cannot be dismissed lightly — and suggests that
Dr Everett, who was a Phd student at Princeton University when he came up
with the theory, was on the right track.
Commenting in New Scientist magazine, Dr Andy Albrecht, a physicist at the
University of California at Davis, said: “This work will go down as one of
the most important developments in the history of science.”
According to quantum mechanics, nothing at the subatomic scale can really be
said to exist until it is observed. Until then, particles occupy nebulous
“superposition” states, in which they can have simultaneous “up” and “down”
spins, or appear to be in different places at the same time.
Observation appears to “nail down” a particular state of reality, in the
same way as a spinning coin can only be said to be in a “heads” or “tails”
state once it is caught.
According to quantum mechanics, unobserved particles are described by “wave
functions” representing a set of multiple “probable” states. When an
observer makes a measurement, the particle then settles down into one of
these multiple options.
The Oxford team, led by Dr David Deutsch, showed mathematically that the
bush-like branching structure created by the universe splitting into
parallel versions of itself can explain the probabilistic nature of quantum
outcomes.September 27, 2007 at 10:42 pm #24585
The amount of energy involved in this idea boggles the imagination. I also wonder what the energetic implications are for us? Does some part of us peal off [I was going to correct the spelling to peel, but I kind of like this notion better] every time? Do we partially ‘fund’ the alternative? Does that energy/experience rejoin us? Is it accessible somehow? Wow.
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