Do you believe in the universe or the multiverse?

Posted by: Mathgeekjoe

There are two theories, which one do you believe?

  • Multiverse

  • Universe

50% 11 votes
50% 11 votes
  • Have you ever been in a situation where you chose one thing over another? Yeah, there's a universe out there where the other option was the one 'you' chose.

  • I would pick this one as it kind of goes with the butterfly effect, although that is just to do with time.... -_-

  • I'm not sure if there has been any real evidence to prove this concept, but it is fun as heck to think about.

  • I just like the idea of a universe were North Korea wasn't a crazy country. Even in with an infinite amount universes, Kim Jong Un would still be crazy.

  • The multiverse is still the universe. Science just likes to play with words.

    Posted by: reece
  • Universe = everything that exists.

  • The multiverse is not a theory, it's speculation. In order to arrive at a theory, an idea must be constructed into a hypothesis which yields results that are testable, repeatable, observable, and verifiable before it becomes a theory. This is what is called the scientific method. The scientific method is incapable of even approaching the idea of a multiverse. Scientists who chide people for believing in things without scientific evidence seem all to willing to engage in a serious discussion about something that is scientifically unworkable like the multiverse. It also turns Ockham's Razor on its head. O.R. states that causes should not be multiplied beyond what is necessary, in other words the simplest solution is usually the correct one. Scientists seem to favor abolishing the idea of ONE unobservable God and replacing it with an INFINITE number of unobservable universes. It seems gratuitous to speculate an infinite number of possibilities when one God will do. Putting any intellectual stock in the notion of a multiverse is the epitome of "blind faith"-or more accurately blind hope. The idea though does make for some entertaining sci-fi movie plots though.

    Posted by: Verita
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PetersSmith says2015-04-14T21:44:25.3137111-05:00
Is it bad that I suddenly understand why universe is called "uni"verse and multiverse is called "multi"verse?
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-14T21:45:45.4805694-05:00
LOL, hi PetersSmith, and no it isn't bad, it is typical for people not think why the universe is called the universe.
PetersSmith says2015-04-14T21:50:54.5418258-05:00
Now here's a good question, if the multiverse existed, then would it be part of the universe as a whole? Where the universe is all multiverses?
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-14T21:50:56.7795783-05:00
I just find it funny how the realization can hit people like a ton of bricks.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-14T21:52:52.8273547-05:00
"Now here's a good question, if the multiverse existed, then would it be part of the universe as a whole? Where the universe is all multiverses?" Hmm... Good question.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-14T21:54:19.7139831-05:00
The multiverse theory goes with the parallel universe theory. Universe seems like a good subsection for all the different parallel universes.
TBR says2015-04-14T21:55:33.7256822-05:00
Multiverse is as close to "faith" as I get. There is NO good reason to not "believe" this works. There is NOTHING to make it true.
TBR says2015-04-14T21:56:38.8116051-05:00
"if the multiverse existed, then would it be part of the universe as a whole? Where the universe is all multiverses?" Hmm... Good question." NO. That would be the universe. There is a good reason to keep these DIFFERENT in you mind.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-14T21:57:41.2553530-05:00
Anyways, I need to go to sleep, I wonder what polls there would be in the morning.
TBR says2015-04-14T21:58:52.8286278-05:00
Let me put it this way. Its fun to think about. It works as a proper theory. It makes more sense than less. There is NOTHING in proper science to test it. EVERY. By the very definitions.
reece says2015-04-14T22:10:38.1188798-05:00
@PetersSmith you're starting to think like me.
400spartans says2015-04-14T22:19:07.9699606-05:00
@TBR Well there is a time travel example. Suppose there was just the universe. If you were to time travel back 20 years and kill Vladimir Putin, then what would happen in the present world? It would have had to be 20 years ago, but when you left, Vladimir Putin was still alive, so it couldn't have happened. Contradiction, so multiverse.
reece says2015-04-14T22:24:36.8750321-05:00
@TBR there is evidence for the multiverse. Well there are hypotheses of certain phenomena that suggests there is a multiverse e.g. the CMB cold spot.
TheMarquis says2015-04-14T23:06:58.0179629-05:00
They aren't two separate theories. The universe is encompassed within the multiverse. Or are you asking which you think is the limit to how much existence there is?
Roodvlees says2015-04-15T03:51:01.0277388-05:00
There's nothing I believe in. I think there are some sensible arguments for the multiverse, but don't know enough about physics to know whether I think it's a likely description of reality.
2ninjacat says2015-04-15T07:09:48.6051579-05:00
There is uni- one and multi- more than one. So I am kinda confused about this question. All I know is that space goes on for ever and ever, there is not limit. I chose multiverse because there is more universes, but most likely not joined up like that. I imagined more of a huge blob.
TBR says2015-04-15T09:16:47.5007281-05:00
@2ninjacat - Space goes on forever in-front of you because of the expanding universe. You exist inside the universe, so to YOU space goes on and on and on.
Varrack says2015-04-15T09:29:54.7889213-05:00
An atheist who believes in a multiverse should have no problem believing in heaven/hell.
Bolas says2015-04-15T13:43:55.8615003-05:00
Multiverse: a theoretical reality that includes a possibly infinite number of parallel universes Universe: : all of space and everything in it including stars, planets, galaxies, etc. : an area of space or a world that is similar to but separate from the one that we live in : the people, places, experiences, etc., that are associated with a particular person, place, or thing (As given by the Webster Dictionary) The multiverse is not part of the universe, it consists of every possible universe happening side by side in a way.
TBR says2015-04-15T17:05:08.7391475-05:00
Varrack - if you look above in the comments, I said it's a tough one that relies more on the believe then testable science. That I consider it infinitely more believable then God makes my belief in God as a possibility... Well, it gives context.

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