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Study Reports Parallel Universes Exist

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 17:23:34 -0400
Archived: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 17:23:34 -0400
Subject: Study Reports Parallel Universes Exist

Source: BREITBART.Com - Los Angeles, California, USA


Sep 23 2007

Parallel Universes Exist - Study

Parallel universes really do exist, according to a mathematical
discovery by Oxford scientists described by one expert as "one
of the most important developments in the history of science".

The parallel universe theory, first proposed in 1950 by the US
physicist Hugh Everett, helps explain mysteries of quantum
mechanics that have baffled scientists for decades, it is

In Everett's "many worlds" universe, every time a new physical
possibility is explored, the universe splits. Given a number of
possible alternative outcomes, each one is played out - in its
own universe.

A motorist who has a near miss, for instance, might feel
relieved at his lucky escape. But in a parallel universe,
another version of the same driver will have been killed. Yet
another universe will see the motorist recover after treatment
in hospital. The number of alternative scenarios is endless.

It is a bizarre idea which has been dismissed as fanciful by
many experts. But the new research from Oxford shows that it
offers a mathematical answer to quantum conundrums that cannot
be dismissed lightly - and suggests that Dr Everett, who was a
Phd student at Princeton University when he came up with the
theory, was on the right track.

Commenting in New Scientist magazine, Dr Andy Albrecht, a
physicist at the University of California at Davis, said: "This
work will go down as one of the most important developments in
the history of science."

According to quantum mechanics, nothing at the subatomic scale
can really be said to exist until it is observed. Until then,
particles occupy nebulous "superposition" states, in which they
can have simultaneous "up" and "down" spins, or appear to be in
different places at the same time.

Observation appears to "nail down" a particular state of
reality, in the same way as a spinning coin can only be said to
be in a "heads" or "tails" state once it is caught.

According to quantum mechanics, unobserved particles are
described by "wave functions" representing a set of multiple
"probable" states. When an observer makes a measurement, the
particle then settles down into one of these multiple options.

The Oxford team, led by Dr David Deutsch, showed mathematically
that the bush-like branching structure created by the universe
splitting into parallel versions of itself can explain the
probabilistic nature of quantum outcomes.

Copyright Press Association Ltd 2007, All Rights Reserved.

[Thanks to 'The Norm' for the lead]

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