Quantum Physics and Alternate Universes

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Quantum Mechanics and Astrophysics Prove the Existence of Multiple Universes Imagine that there were an infinite number of realities. In one, you never intended on reading this paper. In another, you were never born because of some change in events. In yet another, the rapid expansion of our universe never occurred and the earth was not subsequently formed. A repercussion of these endless possibilities is the Many-worlds interpretation which relies on quantum mechanics to explain how all possible alternate histories and futures may exist within different worlds (Everett 4). For each possible outcome to an action, our world splits into an exact replica of itself, a process known as decohesion (Clark 4). For instance, an objects wave function can be said to be of both particulate or of wave nature. Therefore, when a physicist measures the nature of this particle, the object can either be measured as a wave or a particle. To incorporate both of these possible outcomes, the universe splits into two. In one universe the physicist measures the object in wave form, while in the other universe; the object is measured in particulate form. An important feature of this split, however, is that an individual is unaware of his existence in the alternate universe. Theoretically, this hypothesis is the exact opposite of the Copenhagen interpretation with the latter stating that mechanics is not associated with objective reality, and merely deals with the observation and measurement of energy which come under neither the established idea of particles nor that of waves (Faye 1). On the contrary, the Many-worlds hypothesis implies that reality is directly linked to the universal wave function and its implications which are therefore, applicable at a bigger level (Everett 109). In the late 1950’s, Hugh Everett, a PhD student at the Princeton University at that time, suggested the Many

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