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    I think that (one of ?) the many worlds theories relies on the hypothesis that each possible outcome does in fact occur.
    That is you turn both left and right at the crossroad.

    Now I am being pretty flippant I suppose but isn't the consequence of this (if it was the case of course) that we never die?

    Since there is always a way to weasel out of that final ( or even way prior to final) decision there is always some kind of a safety capsule to take you away to another world where you have not died and all things remain possible.

    I am not ,of course , positing this in any serious way but I was just wondering whether anyone had linked this consequence with the many worlds theories before?

    Unless ,that is, it doesn't follow at all?


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    Quote Originally Posted by geordief View Post

    Now I am being pretty flippant I suppose but isn't the consequence of this (if it was the case of course) that we never die?
    No. At the very least you will eventually die of old age in one of those universes. There are biological limits to how long an organism such as a human body can remain functional.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Markus Hanke View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by geordief View Post

    Now I am being pretty flippant I suppose but isn't the consequence of this (if it was the case of course) that we never die?
    No. At the very least you will eventually die of old age in one of those universes. There are biological limits to how long an organism such as a human body can remain functional.
    Well maybe I am thinking of one of the many(I think there a few variants of which this seems to be by far the most extreme) universe theories where a new universe is created every time an event ocurs.

    When an event occurs in this theory (if I have understood any way correctly) 2 new ,infant , universes are created one of which contains all the consequences of a "yes" decision and the other all the consequences of a "no" decision.

    Actually I suppose one of those new universes would be a continuation of the "old" universe.

    To count these universes would be hopelessly impractical -mathematics would be completely useless .
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