The concept of the Parallel dimensions is a theme well travelled by Science fiction writers. To name but five examples:-
- Captain Kirk and crew met other versions of themselves in Star Trek.
- The fantastically funny episode of Red Dwarf explored a parallel world where time ran 'Backwards'.
- 'Sliders' entire concept was exploring alternate Earths via an inter-dimensional portal.
- Samantha Carter gives various explanations of the 'multiverse' in Stargate, specifically in the 'Quantum mirror' episodes.
- Dr Who's escapades with Rose Tyler.
As you'll know, if you've read my previous posts, my primary focus is on the supernatural landscape depicted in the earthly tenets, so this week I thought it would be fun to attempt a preliminary exploration of the concept of the multiverse as it may apply to that landscape.
As you probably have at least some childhood indoctrination of the landscape (you know the 'god' stuff) the start point, for those of you whom are not Sci-Fi aficionados, is a quick background to the relevant points of Quantum mechanics. So brace yourselves...
HERE COMES THE SCIENCEForm Wikipedia
"The idea of complementarity is critical in quantum mechanics. It says that light can be both a particle and a wave.
When the double slit experiment was performed, light acted in some cases as a wave, and some cases as a particle. Physicists had no convincing theory to explain this until Bohr and complementary came along. Quantum mechanics allows things that are completely opposite intuitively to each other to exist without problem."
"In layman's terms, this means that, in some sense, there is a very large, perhaps infinite, number of universes and that everything that could possibly happen in our universe (but doesn't) does happen in another universe."
What that means, for the purpose of this blog,
(just to make sure we're clear)
as Many-Worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics suggests,
we live in a multiverse
(Many parallel universes super-imposed in our space and time)
where all possibilities play out
(Alternate realities, other possible outcomes of our reality)
then there must be -
- a universe where the god of the tenets (omni,omni,omni,eterni) exists.
- a universe where the god of the tenets (omni,omni,omni,eterni) exists but is what we would consider Satan.
- a universe where the god depicted in the tenets exists in not full but combination states (omni,omni)(omni, eterni)(etc.etc)
- a universe where the god of the tenets exists in single states (omni)(omni)(omni)(eterni)
- a universe where the god of the tenets exists as anything you'd like to think of
- a universe where the NO god exists. (a explanation of my shorthand 'omni, omni, omni, eterni' is listed here)
To make the point more personally relevant; If as the tenets suggest the human form has a soul, then every human in the multiverse must have either, one soul in each universe, or each body in each universe contains a fraction of single soul which is infinitely spread between universes - making a multi-dimensional 'ubersoul'!
( I think the latter is more likely, however, as we are philosophising on 'bleeding edge' of realities other possibilities may be equally likely. I'm a philosopher not a scientist! )
So we'll say, an ubersoul is spread across all its multiverse bodies.
If you don't stab that annoying person at work with a fork four 400 times, another version of your soul does! (she probably deserved it anyway!)
But it's worse than that! EVERY possibility gets played out, so there are parallel realities where the victim gets stabbed 399 times, 1399 times, infinite times and in a range of circumstances that add up to everything from 'complete accident' to 'premeditated murder' or worse still to mass murder, if one extends the paradigm to include 'stabbing 400 people with a fork' instead of 'one person 400 times!!
Hey, I've just thought though, in some universes I did!! LOL.
Anyway, where was I?
ANYONE fulfilling ANY laws, let alone a god's!
the more atheist you become in another!
Which, I feel brings us to an end with a conclusion that as always isn't, but at least this time it brings with it a delightfully apt new perspective to a trite proverb
You're not damned if you do
and you're not damned if you don't!
The best communications are often,
THREE WORDS OR LESS
OR ONE OR MORE FINGERS!
Back to the Core TMQ"