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May 29th, 2006 at 02:53pm
I don't know about the alternate universe thing, but I don't believe there's an exact copy of me somewhere else on earth.
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May 30th, 2006 at 01:54pm
I'm a bit out of my depths here, but isn't it possible to have any number of parallel universes but we can only not see them because they vibrate at a different frequency to ours?
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May 30th, 2006 at 01:59pm
Drops of Jupiter:
I'm a bit out of my depths here, but isn't it possible to have any number of parallel universes but we can only not see them because they vibrate at a different frequency to ours?

ANything is possible, we can barely see out of our own galexy, what lies beyond,, no one can possibly no. Seeing as how we use to think the world was flat, and now that is considered outrageous, what if all out theories today will end up the same?
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May 31st, 2006 at 12:58pm
i think there are loads of different universes and time warps. like soehwre im five again, in a diferent universe but maybe ill do somthing that i, in this time warp and universe, didnt do....and shes probably living a totally different life to me.....and then in another universe i might be living exactly the same and its just a different time like im five but im the same and ill always be the same.....if ya get me....then theres me in say medivel times and all that. but im this universe and time warp its just me no exact copy.....that was shittly explained but i hope ya get it Cool
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May 31st, 2006 at 05:17pm
Poison Fish:
like the butterfly effect?

I adored that film. I thought it was absolutely fantastic.
I don't myself believe there are alternate universes, but I think it's a great concept to think about. Like imagine if instead of a good person you were a bad person. Or if you lived in a different country, had different parents, or just made different decisions. It's cool to get your head around but I don't believe in it. Smile
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May 31st, 2006 at 05:50pm
I often think about how my life would be if I had done this, rather than that...
[I think it fits in the conversation Rolling Eyes ! ]
But I find it hard to believe that there actually could be other worlds... universes... running at the same time as our.
Like, in parallel.
But it occurs to me sometimes that life could be different at any choice I make.... It kinda is freaky trying to know what it could've been...
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June 1st, 2006 at 06:45am
Well, I would say most likely. Parallel universes could be possible. But then I again, I think time windows and shizz are possible so... best not to listen to me...
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June 1st, 2006 at 05:14pm
Okay, physics. It's groovy. Behaviour of matter and whatnot. And there's a universe with some stuff in it, and it has these rules that we can't quite figure out with just a universe and just our little physical rules for our universe that we can see.
Enter quantum physics and the multiverse!
Basically, there are infinite universes being creatied constantly and they're all slightly different, with slightly different outcomes.
Alternate universe? I wouldn't say that.
But something like it.
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June 3rd, 2006 at 05:31am
Yea i recon they exist, but its really complicated and im tired from work
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June 3rd, 2006 at 07:29am
Kitti:
Okay, physics. It's groovy. Behaviour of matter and whatnot. And there's a universe with some stuff in it, and it has these rules that we can't quite figure out with just a universe and just our little physical rules for our universe that we can see.
Enter quantum physics and the multiverse!
Basically, there are infinite universes being creatied constantly and they're all slightly different, with slightly different outcomes.
Alternate universe? I wouldn't say that.
But something like it.
you know... i have never, in all my life, heard physics described as 'groovy' until now.

but yeah, i would definitely say there'd be other universes. certainly not just one.
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June 3rd, 2006 at 09:21am
Groovy physics lol
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June 3rd, 2006 at 09:47am
Ah-ha, there's something about this in my science BBC book (my uncle got me it, he's a scientist Cool)

The basis for Schrodingers argument is the way that the standard interpretation of quantum mechanics say that a quantum entity exists in a superposition of states until it is measured, and then collapses into a definite state. He used the example of radio activity, but the 'experiment' works just as well if we think of an isolated electron, which sits in a mixture of two states, spin up and spin down. When the electron spin is measured, it collapses into one of the two states with exactly equal probability. An electron is 'prepared' in such a superposition of states every time one of them is knocked out of an atom, for example, in the electron 'gun' that sends a beam of these particles to paint the picture on a TV screen.
Imagine taking such an electron as it emerges from an electron gun and holding it in a set of magnetic or electric fields, without trying to measure its spin immediately. The electron trap is inside a piece of apparatus connected to a container of poisonous gas, and everything is sealed inside a large room where a healthy cat lives, supplied with plenty of food and water. When the spin of the electron is eventually measured, an automatic device will release the gas and kill the cat if the spin is up, but will let the cat live if the spin is down. Schrondinger pointed out that according to the standard interpretation of quantum mechanics everything in the sealed room, including the cat, is in a 50:50 superposition of states until somebody looks into the room and notices what has happened. The cat both dead and alive at the same time.
There are several rival interpretations of quantum mechanics which try to avoid this unwelcome state of affairs. The one that many cosmologists like involves parallel worlds. In this picture
(two cats in one box with a picture of an atom) the moment the electron is released, the entire world splits into two copies of itself. In one, the electron has spin down and the cat lives. In the other, the electron has spin up and the cat dies. For a human observer in either world, there is still a 50:50 chance of finding a live cat when you look into the room - but neither cat is ever in a superposition of states.
Extending this example, the entire Universe is multiplied into an infinite number of branches and anything that can possibly happen does happen in one (or more) of the branches of reality.


So based on this idea there are multiple universes, But we will never know as this idea has never been tested. But personally I don't think there are other Universes. (In the sense we're talking about anyways).
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June 14th, 2006 at 12:45pm
i reckon that there are other universes, and its possible they are opposite to ours, but i used to believe that mirrors were windows into an opposite universe, so i dont know how much my opinion is worth
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July 31st, 2006 at 12:34am
It's good to have a wide imagination, but thinking about people who are 547,346,536,374,593,754 light years away and branched out discussions kinda make my head explode O.o .
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August 11th, 2006 at 11:30am
Poison Fish:
she is synthetic.:
poison_fish:
she is synthetic.:
Well, what if it was the other way around. What if Earth was the alternate universe of another. That would mean that any good decisions you made were the exact opposite of yourself in another universe. That would mean that the only reason you, as a person, are making either smart or poor decisions would be relied upon what your opposite did. So say you decide to not do drugs when it's offered to you, the only reason you would have opted out on it would be because in another alternate universe, you said yes. There could be many, many, more possibilites and outcomes but the answer of whether or not it is true will probably never be for sure.
but then it should work both ways, the same way, us earthlings see life forms from another planet as aliens, and they would most likely see us as aliens.
You see, I don't get where us people get this thing with aliens. There's basically no proof of "aliens" existence besides the so called crop circles and such. Where do we come off to have this way of calling something from another place outside our planet an alien? How do we know lifeforms do not look like us? People? It's confusing.
there is no proof. but that doesnt mean to say they dont exist. and an alien is a name given to anything unfamiliar to the lifeform speaking. even if they looked like humans, they would still be considered aliens once they found out they were not from earth.


Oh puh-lease. Do you honestly think that in this ginourmous space we call "space" that we're the only planet that can support life?

do think we're the only planet in our spiral of the Milky Way, even? I mean, take a look dude. We're tiny. We can't be the only ones. And maybe they don't have to be like humans. maybe there's like...a planet full of giraffes or something.
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August 26th, 2006 at 11:57am
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Poison Fish:
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poison_fish:
she is synthetic.:
Well, what if it was the other way around. What if Earth was the alternate universe of another. That would mean that any good decisions you made were the exact opposite of yourself in another universe. That would mean that the only reason you, as a person, are making either smart or poor decisions would be relied upon what your opposite did. So say you decide to not do drugs when it's offered to you, the only reason you would have opted out on it would be because in another alternate universe, you said yes. There could be many, many, more possibilites and outcomes but the answer of whether or not it is true will probably never be for sure.
but then it should work both ways, the same way, us earthlings see life forms from another planet as aliens, and they would most likely see us as aliens.
You see, I don't get where us people get this thing with aliens. There's basically no proof of "aliens" existence besides the so called crop circles and such. Where do we come off to have this way of calling something from another place outside our planet an alien? How do we know lifeforms do not look like us? People? It's confusing.
there is no proof. but that doesnt mean to say they dont exist. and an alien is a name given to anything unfamiliar to the lifeform speaking. even if they looked like humans, they would still be considered aliens once they found out they were not from earth.


Oh puh-lease. Do you honestly think that in this ginourmous space we call "space" that we're the only planet that can support life?

do think we're the only planet in our spiral of the Milky Way, even? I mean, take a look dude. We're tiny. We can't be the only ones. And maybe they don't have to be like humans. maybe there's like...a planet full of giraffes or something.

not trying to rain on your parade or anything, but i think there is a whole different discussion about the existence of aliens
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