Mattshark on Jun 8 2009, 01:37 AM, said:
Completely write off what? The many world theory of quantum mechanics? You'd better go tell the many scientists around the world studying it then... What's your qualification in quantum science? What's your argument against it? The theory certainly isn't anywhere near watertight. But I'm not sure about "completely writing it off".
I'm not saying John Titor is real. I'm just saying his reasoning on this particular matter makes sense according to one scientific theory out there.
It is also known as MWI, the relative state formulation, theory of the universal wavefunction, parallel universes, many-universes interpretation or just many worlds.
Many-worlds denies the objective reality of wavefunction collapse, instead explaining the subjective appearance of wavefunction collapse with the mechanism of quantum decoherence. Many-worlds claims to resolve all of the correlation paradoxes of quantum theory, such as the EPR paradox, since every possible outcome to every event defines or exists in its own "history" or "world." In layman's terms, this means that there is a very large, perhaps infinite, number of universes and that everything that could possibly happen, or could possibly have happened, in our universe (but doesn't) does happen in some other universe(s).
Edited by Ins0mniac, 07 June 2009 - 04:08 PM.