Submitted by Gizmodo on Thu, 07/12/2012 - 6:23pm
on quantum mechanics, I started thinking...
In the double slit experiment that started the basis to quantum physics, scientists prove that all matter acts as a particle and a wave. So everything is based off of probability. In our universe, every particle takes the predicted path 99% of the time. There are an infinite amount of paths to take from point a to point b. the majority of the paths taken are extremely close to a the predicted path and the particle's chances of taking a different path get slimmer and slimmer the farther the path is from the predicted. But, for every different path, there is a universe that has that particle taking that path.
The reason everything is possible in either our universe or another, is because of just the slightest difference in particle paths. Sure one particle taking a weird path won't change anything in our universe. But if you have a universe that has a bunch of particles that only take the predicted path 50% of the time, then maybe a bullet can curve enough to miss Lincoln...which would drastically changed that universe.
What I'm trying to say is that the reason anything is possible in another universe is because of the different paths particles take based off of predictions. I know this is what quantum mechanics is based off of...but I’ve never thought of it like this.
Let me know if any of this makes is unclear and I’ll try to explain it better