could there be a parallel universe

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paul.fr

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could there be a parallel universe
« on: 17/05/2007 11:40:35 »
is there any evidence to support, there being a parallel universe? If not, how likely is it that one could exist?
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« Reply #1 on: 17/05/2007 13:34:02 »
If you mean in the sense of certain QM theories, it's probably about as likely as something that's maybe possible  [:D]
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« Reply #2 on: 17/05/2007 16:10:39 »
What is a parallel universe?

It has been speculated upon as a mathematical model, but the problem is that its existence or non existence is largely meaningless in real terms.  If whatever it is will interact with our universe, then it is part of our universe, and not parallel to it; and if it does not interact with our universe, then it has no physical reality within our universe.

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« Reply #3 on: 18/05/2007 02:09:37 »
Very cogent logic, Geo. Thank you.

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« Reply #4 on: 18/05/2007 09:27:54 »
Another problem would be that some people think that a parallel universe would be an equal and opposite to ours, so if we proved it exists, wouldn't we be consequently we are the opposite (not exist), we would be self destroying our universe if we created an opposite universe.
To answer this question you would firstly have to know the shape and size of the universe - and the nature of what is beyond, and we are way off even getting outside our galaxy - maybe someday we will know, but for now we can just imagine and fantasize. We could be one of many universes - which make up a super universe, or we could be marbles in our universe - as speculated in men in black at the end of the film. hehe [:)]