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

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Sat, 03/23/2013 - 9:04pm


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Fri, 09/07/2012 - 12:38am
Hagrid Says:

Actually, you explained this really well. I've spend a small amount of time dabbling in quantum mechanics/physics study so generally I get the idea, but I haven't heard of the double slit experiment... Is that something I probably should know? Haha. But yeh really interesting highdea. I like to see really intelligent thoughts

 
 
Fri, 09/07/2012 - 9:26am
Gizmodo Says:

yeah the double slit experiment was the experiment that started off everything about quantum mechanics. that was when scientists first found out about the particle/wave duality

 
 
Fri, 03/22/2013 - 10:55am

I remember seeing the experiment quite some time ago. I know it has something to do with a laser and two slits cut through a piece of wood or cardboard. There should be only 2 lines of light on the wall from the laser passing through the two slits, but there ends up being like 6 or 7 lines of light. Its hard to explain but super cool to see

 
 
Fri, 03/22/2013 - 4:23pm
TittySpit Says:

haha ''double slit'' like double vagina.... cool.

 
 
Tue, 03/26/2013 - 1:06am

I think basically it proved that tiny-ass particles like electrons don't behave according to Newtoninan physics. They shot two electrons through two slits and they detected like 4 or 5 more on the other side. Unless there were other experiments that were also called a double slit experiment, I dunno I could be wrong.

 
 
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 5:42am

Isn't it amazing that even though there are an infinite amount of paths, the particle takes the predicted path 99% of the time? I don't see how life could be a random thing with facts like this.... everything on earth acts a certain way for a reason

 
 
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:16pm
Gizmodo Says:

we're just lucky. We live in a universe where everything takes the predicted path 99% of the time. but there are an infinite number of universes that only take the predicted path 90% of the time. and less often but still an infinite amount of universes that take the predicted path 20% of the time. it's just that a large majority of the universes take the predicted path 99% of the time

 
 
Fri, 03/22/2013 - 10:59am

Because the course of life and predicted particle path have almost nothing to do with each other :P particles are pretty darn predictable, life usually isnt.

 
 
Wed, 03/20/2013 - 11:37pm

Dude i was just thinking about all this.. and posted about it. its weird to think that down to the particle level everything that happens effects the outcomes of everything. You would never think twice about some of the things you do everyday that effect the world. Like, lets say you forget to brush your teeth in the morning so you get to school earlier 2 minutes earlier then you would have, because of this you get into a pretty good conversation with a close friend. that friend is late to class. lets say its his limit on times he can be late, he gets a detention on Friday, the day he was suppose to have a first varsity start in basketball. He then never has a break out game which leads to him never receiving a scholarship. he then never goes to college and never inspires a young child to play basketball and escape the ghetto.. that kid then grows up to be a crack head.. Okay? so now because you forgot to brush your teeth your responsible for a friend not going to college and a crack head child in the ghetto.. and to think that's only one parallel universe. them damn particles.

 
 
Sat, 03/23/2013 - 12:48am

But isn't this theory solely based off of the ASSUMPTION that there are in fact parallel universes?

I'm not saying their isn't I actually don't have an opinion on the topic. <--- I say this because I don't want assholes to say I'm disagreeing with the OP and start talking shit. I'm just asking a question to be further enlightened :)

 
 
Sat, 03/23/2013 - 8:44pm

I don't want to be the typical pothead and say "Whoa, this is intense" but I've thought about this theory as well and it's crazy pondering about.

 
 
Sun, 03/24/2013 - 8:01am
double-tap Says:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfPeprQ7oGc Dr Quantum - Double Slit Experiment .

 
 
Sun, 03/24/2013 - 4:25pm
 
 
Mon, 03/25/2013 - 1:53am

Nahh.... If the first bullet were to curve around Lincoln's head, John would had probably just shot again or stab him with his dagger. But it's impossible for that exact same scenario to happen under different circumstances anyways.