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Infinite doppelgangers and quantum probabilities

By T.K. Randall
August 28, 2010 · Comment icon 8 comments

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Could your identical twin be living exactly the same life as you in any number of parallel universes ?
An identical copy of you is also reading this story. This twin is the same in every way, living on an Earth and in a universe that looks exactly like our own. And there may be an infinite number of them.


Source: New Scientist | Comments (8)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by Kaleidoscopics 14 years ago
Such doppelgängers could be a natural consequence of our present conception of the universe The same 'pairing' conditions are present in numbers also, the link is to my previous post: My link It's weird watching it dawn on the scientific community that the 'mysteries' it has chased for eons is and always has been its own tail.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Leonardo 14 years ago
It is important to realise the 'superposition' of quantum mechanics may not actually exist except as a mathematical deion. Because of the difficulties inherent in observation of quantum properties, the use of mathematics to describe what those properties could include was used to formalise theories. This does not mean fundamental particles exist in a state of superposition, it only means that is how we have to describe them.
Comment icon #3 Posted by SV-001 14 years ago
Damn, there's a guy out that has the same life as me? wow i hope he's doing better.
Comment icon #4 Posted by godnodog 14 years ago
Now I understand some of the unexpalined stupod stuff I´ve made in the past, I was being influenced by the other me I´ll kick the ball of the other me if I´ll find him/me
Comment icon #5 Posted by Chad_Johnson 14 years ago
I hope the other me is catching touchdowns too
Comment icon #6 Posted by regeneratia 14 years ago
None of this is surprising. Science is finally catching up a bit with metaphysics. Those who sense the truth already know this. And with each minor fork in your road, you create a series of universes living and marking each path you didn't take in this life. And what is more, you learn from them too.
Comment icon #7 Posted by 14 years ago
It is important to realise the 'superposition' of quantum mechanics may not actually exist except as a mathematical deion. Because of the difficulties inherent in observation of quantum properties, the use of mathematics to describe what those properties could include was used to formalise theories. This does not mean fundamental particles exist in a state of superposition, it only means that is how we have to describe them. The only definitive thing we will be able to say is that we will never be able to draw that sort of conclusion or any other. The most untenable idea is that the universe i... [More]
Comment icon #8 Posted by tasca 14 years ago
this really really hurts my head and i cant believe people learn this in universities, i always believed as a kid that there were other "me's" doin things the same, different and opposite but what difference can it possibly make? i hate this subject but feel a severe NEED to understand, it makes me feel thick! i wonder if some other me gets it.


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