Some random philosophical musing that’s been on my mind recently:
If the multiverse theory is correct, that means there is an infinite number of universes for every possible outcome of every occurrence.
So there’s a universe where I had coffee in the morning, and a universe where I hadn’t had coffee in the morning.
A universe where I accidentally spill said coffee all over my shirt, a universe where I don’t accidentally spill said coffee all over my shirt.
But, if that universe exists, then there HAS to be a universe where I spill every single cup of coffee I’ve EVER held.
So in such a universe where I spill it every. single. time,
why the hell would I pour myself a cup in the first place?
1. There’s a universe where that IS how you use a stimulant!
2. Maybe if it’s the only way to absorb the stimulant
3. My other self is deeply offended by that! but that’s ok, cause there is an infinite number of my other selves that are totally cool with it.
I am SO glad you follow me
Ok so I just wanted to tell you guys that I thought about it
(like, a lot)
And I realized that just because there’s an infinite number of universes doesn’t mean that every universe exists
Kinda like how there’s an infinite amount of numbers between 0 and 1 but 2 will never be one of them.
So assuming I’m me, and I’ve spilled every cup I’ve ever held, I won’t actually have any more coffee. I’ll just stick to water or something.
That universe where I spill every cup I ever take doesn’t exist!
multiverse theory states that in an infinite number of universes every outcome is true, no matter how implausible or unlikely. we’re not talking about something that exists strictly outside of the possibility of the universe that we exist in so 2 not being in 0-1 does not apply, but even were it so; multiverse theory dictates that even things that are impossible in our universe must be possible in a universe somewhere out there, given that there is an infinite number of universes
also about the 0-1 idea you’ve got; different levels of infinity
the idea that im trying to get across is that the multiverse is just so incomprehensibly large that p much anything you can possibly think of has happened, will happen, or is happening in at least one universe, no questions asked
You made me read the wikipedia page and now it is on Beta nerd..!
(god I love the internet)
So the multiverse theory actually contains several levels within itself- four to be exact.
The 1st and 2nd being in the same physical space as our universe (therefore not being relevant to this, or, (imo), interesting)
The cool stuff are levels 3 and 4
The 3rd level basically states that for every possible outcome, a universe exists- like how you flip a coin and there’s a heads universe and a tails universe.
(there are of course an infinite number of universes with heads, and an infinite number of universes with tails but that’s beside the point)
If in level 3, you live in a land with no coins, there won’t be a universe for the flip, since the flip can’t happen (that is the 2 in the 0-1)
And that’s the reason I will not spill my 1000 coffee cup, since I would not have had it in the first place.
I like the 3rd level.
Now- there IS (in theory) a 4th level!
And in that 4th level, all possible universes actually exist- that’s what you were talking about!
In the 4th level, there’s a universe where Homestuck happened irl.
There’s a universe where Homestuck happened irl BUT Karkat’s hair is blue.
there’s a universe where Homestuck happened irl, KK has blue hair AND he has an unhealthy obsession with pudding.
That is the 4th level!
Personally though, I don’t really believe that to be true (3rd level seems way more logical to me)
But since that is what you were saying I can’t deny that it is a valid theory and that I see your point :)
TL;DR- we are both right! :D
Tuesday, September 23, 2014