15 thoughts on “The Multi-Verse”

  1. So am I just supposed to give up my belief that there are other universes where I’m serially dating all the babes on Fox News, just because the existence of those universes is somehow not scientific?

    I am going to bring this nonsense up with Rick C-132 whenever he and Morty pop into this universe.

  2. This dawned on me when I wrote a multiverse-based novel back in the early 1990s. It was so interesting (and surprising, at the time) I wrote a second novel, then a third. It turns out, in an infinite multiverse, the not only must be a God, but God is, in fact, an emergent property of the multiverse. It also turns out, each and every one of us is immortal, because there must exist some universe where you never die, and in universes where you do die, that consciousness is simply merged with the still-living ones. I had a lot of fun with this nonsense!

  3. It also turns out, each and every one of us is immortal, because there must exist some universe where you never die, and in universes where you do die, that consciousness is simply merged with the still-living ones.

    Something like that has occurred to me too. I think in all of the universes sooner or later though, some incredibly old person eventually must spill the beans. So, how do the rest of us never find out?

      1. If there are an infinite number of other universes, then there are an infinite number of universes where the physics allows them to contact this universe, and among those are many where I exist and send a Ferrari, Charlize Theron D-144, and a suitcase full of cash to the me in this universe.

        *Checks the driveway*

        I’m going to have to recheck my calculations.

        1. H. Beam Piper said that there is only one multiverse where crosstime travel is discovered (eventually. At one time there were more, later there was only one. I’m guessing that that was because Crosstime on that one was fractionally faster at eliminating competition).

          So your Crosstime equivalent is too busy scooping up the Ferraris and Charlizes for himself.

          1. There’s just no way there’s a universe with a me that’s more evil than me. I will have to figure out how to get to his universe and take his stuff, since it’s all mine anyway.

          2. Hmm. Reply depth is limited, so George gets the last word. Fitting. So I’ll go crosswise.

            Evil requires two things–the will and the means. You obviously have the will, what you lack is the means. It shouldn’t be too hard to turn the tables on your crosstime counterpart when he comes to gloat–he would obviously assume that he is the more evil and you should be able to take advantage of his overconfidence. Just be ready when he roars up your driveway in the Ferrari with the Theron twins.

  4. I will say science. I don’t think we live in a simulation. The reason that we have no contact with aliens, is that life is rare, and Many Worlds. If there were a race of aliens named Zygons, and they originate in a star system 10,000 light years away, and traveled into space 10 million years ago, then our solar system would have been colonized. Not the Earth, but the solar system. And we would not be getting any more asteroid, or comet impacts.

  5. I agree with religion, and admire this woman tremendously.

    As for life being rare, I don’t know. But whether it is or not, I don’t believe we can or will ever know it beyond our solar system because I doubt if any intelligent life anywhere would ever be able to (or even want to) make the trip.

  6. Then there is Stephen Hawking. He lived for more than 50 years with Lou Gehrig’s disease. Most people die within a few months, or a few years after getting Lou Gehrig’s disease. Now, how is it that a person can live for more than 50 years with Lou Gehrig’s disease. I think that every day, for more than 50 years, Stephen Hawking died. He died in other universes. In another universe, he could still be alive.

    There are other examples. Like Magic Johnson living with aids for 29 years, or a woman in France lived to be 120 years old.

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