The Mystery of Multiverses

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The Mystery of Multiverses

Eliana DeGlopper

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Imagine all of the decisions you will have to make in your life; where will you go to college, what will your job be, who will you marry, etc.? What if all of the decisions you made and events that ever occurred had a different outcome? These different outcomes of the same situation are believed to exist in what is called the multiverse.

The theory that parallel universes coexist with ours is known as the multiverse theory. It is the idea that these universes contain the histories and futures of our universe that could have been and will be. However, the idea is controversial because it is only a theory and has not yet been completely proven. I personally find this topic interesting and further researched the idea that multiple universes exist parallel to our own.

The existence of multiverses can be supported by the Mandela Effect, studies of our dreams, and scientific research. Since the idea of a multiverse and parallel universe is a theory, it remains a difficult concept for people to believe and understand. The Mandela Effect is the idea that you distinctively remember an event happening in a different way than others remember. It was named after Nelson Mandela because people argued he died in prison in the 1980’s while others argued he died later in 2013. Another example is how people remember the name of a book differently, such as when some say it was Berenstein while others say it was Berenstain.

Dreams can also provide evidence to support this topic. Scientists from Griffith University have raised the idea that some of our dreams, unable to be explained otherwise, may be glimpses from invisible parallel worlds that coexist with our reality. This makes sense because scientists associate these alternate memories with parallel universes in which the “you” on that earth (your doppelgänger) actually lived out those memories.

Science supports multiverses, including physicist Hugh Everett’s creation of the many worlds interpretation of quantum physics in 1957. He believed that “infinite universes representing all possible alternate histories of our world exist as parallel non-interacting universes.” In addition, physicists have been trying to pinpoint the exact location of particles, such as electrons, but have found it impossible. Since they could not determine a single location, scientists are looking to the possible existence of parallel worlds and how they interact. The theory of the existence of parallel universes is yet to be proven because the idea of a parallel non-interacting universes is a non-testable hypothesis. However, the idea is practical when you consider all of the evidence that has been associated with the topic.

If people refuse to accept the idea that these multiverses exist, scientific research will stop moving forward and we may never discover the key to traveling between these parallel universes. On the other hand, our understanding of our world could change drastically if people accept the possibility of multiverses. Other universes could be more technologically advanced and therefore hold the solutions to some of earth’s unsolved issues such as time travel. People should understand the possibilities of this theory and the potential to unlock crucial information.

I personally believe that multiverses exist and serve as the explanation for events that never happened but still could have occurred. The discovery of these multiverses could be the gateway to other theories such as time travel and travel between universes. Scientists need more facts that will help prove the multiverse theory to the public and help them gain support. Once we start looking more thoroughly into this theory, perhaps more scientific discoveries will follow and benefit the lives of everyone.

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