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[–] Grospoliner 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

To be technical, it's the Many Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics, because you can have infinite dimensions in a single universe/reality since a dimension is just a parametric ordinate in a system.

Anyway, theoretically at least, MWI is system in which any probabilistic event which can potentially occur does thus creating an infinite number of separate divergent world-tracks. So if the probability of God can exist, then logically he must in some world-track. That doesn't mean he can exist though, as many of the attributes ascribed to him, lie outside the realm of reasonable probability as they would permit him to violate the fundamental rules of the universe. That said, if it were possible to violate those rules, then it is probable that reality itself would break down due to those manipulations of the cosmic rules, ultimately resulting in the destruction of all realities, as all realities would have to be subject to the same core mechanics. This doesn't preclude certain interactions, so long as those interactions remain self consistent within each otherwise closed system.

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[–] Goat_Cheese_Cake 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

If the multiverse exists, I have more important questions. Does each universe have a god? Is there a god for the multiverse? Are there universes with gods that control things other than blind chance? Do they all have the same wants and expectations for their sentient beings?

It would nice to live in a universe where we don't have to rely on speculation.

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[–] Goat_Cheese_Cake 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'm curious, how many sins are there? I know, I've inadvertently committed a few, but I'm curious how many I could do without.

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[–] Corpsedusk 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

In one of those worlds could a God and an afterlife exist?

Absolutely. If we assume that we live in a multiverse of infinite individual universes, each one having its own laws of physics, biology, cosmology, etc, then there is no reason to believe that there is not a multitude of universes in which a God and an afterlife exist.

There is also no reason not to believe that there is a multitude of universes in which many gods exist, in a fashion similar to ancient pagan pantheons.

Of course, that also means there is no reason not to believe that there is a multitude of universes in which no gods exist.

As for whether or not I fancy myself a scientist, that would depend on your definition of scientist.

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[–] Corpsedusk 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You're begging the question, though, by assuming a universe has to be created, in the same way a painting has to be painted.

In fact, it is more rational to believe that a universe can appear and develop through simple natural properties of the multiverse, in the same way that life on Earth originated from and evolves through simple natural properties of our individual universe, and in the same way that individual organisms are born, grow, and reproduce through the simple natural properties of biology. Wouldn't you agree?

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[–] Piroko 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

You're asking two questions there.

I think its clear that any person who comprehends physics and quantum mechanics has to admit the possibility that the entire universe is as deterministic as a fucking cassette tape. That the present follows from the antecedent and that free will does not exist.

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[–] MrKequc 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'm more of a fan of the many-worlds interpretation.

In a quantum world every instance where a shift were possible a new timeline diverges. Potentially infinite numbers of them every second. Full disclosure, I only like this stuff because it leads to the quantum suicide experiment.

Your consciousness only ever exists in a timeline where you survive. Therefore to everyone else you might be dead, following the most likely outcome. But at the same time you can't die no matter what. I think that idea is hilarious. If true, the people with the guts to try it out are ruling the world right now in alternate timelines.

I was a particularly exploratory and stupid kid, so either I'm exceedingly lucky or I'm literally invincible.

Gods don't exist in any of the timelines of the many-worlds interpretation. It is exclusionary of gods as there is simply too much going on for any such being to be able to pay attention to.

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[–] Robertah 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Science destroys teleology, aka the concept of purpose. Regardless of the number of plausible universal dimensions,the question wouldn't be answered. Ghosts and similar phenomena, if detected, would still be related to Physics.

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[–] Bee1000 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

"i am a scientist - i seek to understand me all of my impurities and evils yet unknown i am a journalist - i write to you to show you i am an incurable and nothing else behaves like me Lyrics from <a href="https://www.elyrics.net">eLyrics.net</a>"

You all need some Bob in your lives.

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