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Name: Matt
Status: student
Grade: 9-12
Location: MI
Country: USA
Date: Winter 2011-2012


Question:
Assuming that the Multi-universe theory is correct, and there are an infinite amount of universes for an infinite amount of possibilities , could there be a possibility to where in another universe (or say even our universe) there are no multi-universes? Would this trump that very idea?

Replies:
One could conceive of a universe which had no connections to any other universe except through its creation.

Be a pretty boring place, I would think. But it would get around the problem you posed.

R. W. "Mr. A." Avakian


Matt, In the multi-verse theory, a universe does not contain everything. A universe contains space and time. Space and time do not contain the universe. It is possible that each universe contains its own space and time. These do not have to work the same way as our space and time. Maybe there is something beyond space and time, beyond space and time. Maybe there is not. If there is, then it does not have to resemble space and time in any way.

As our perception is limited to the structure of space and time, we would not have the words to talk about such a thing. This is one of the greatest problems in research of new things: we do not know how to describe something that has never been described. There will not be a word for it in the dictionary. This is why researchers often use math as a language: you do not need new words to write new equations.

Dr. Ken Mellendorf Physics Instructor Illinois Central College


Matt, your question is effectively, "If A is true, what if A is not true?". There is no scientific answer to that question. If there are no multiple universes, then there is only one universe. If there are multiple universes, then there are multiple universes.

Hope this helps, Burr Zimmerman


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