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  1. #1 Alternate Reality Theory 
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    Science tells us that the same particle can exist in two places at one time, to me this is a fascinating discovery. We're all aware of the idea of parrallel realities or alternate realities right? If a particle can exist in two places at the same time doesn't that prove that almost any particle can exist in two places at the same time meaning almost ANYTHING can exist in two places at the same time. Has anyone watched the movie "The Prestige" it's a recent movie about two magicians, two opposing magicians, it turns out both of them end up meeting the infamous scientists Nikola Tesla who's experiment in this movie is ACTUALLY and technicaly speaking duplicating particles of one reality so that they co-exist in the same reality and they're saying this is the REAL magicians trick in the movie "hmm"

    anyways I wanted to take this idea a few steps further, if the same particle can exist in two places at the same time, then is it possible that two particles of different times can exist in the same place at the same time. I'm not posing this idea as real but just to make people think. If the same particle can exist in two places at the same time what is really happening here?


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    This is called the fallacy of composition - but welcome to the forum


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    can you explain, I don't see what is so false when infact it takes an open mind to make scientific break throughs
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    it takes a skeptical but creative mind actually, something very different to the average joes idea of an open mind. QM itself makes no claim that a particle can exist at two places (or an infinite number of places actually) btw, it is just a mathematical formalism that works quite well. Such claims come from the philosophy of qm, not the physics. But that is not your main fallacy, that honor goes to the claim that since particles can exist at more then two places then things made up of particles can exist in more then two places - which is known as the fallacy of composition. For example, since atoms are small and we are made up of atoms it does not follow that we are small
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    Let's assume for a moment that the world really behaves like the mathematical formulism.

    You're idea still doesn't apply. You're assuming it is possible to travel through time, yet I have yet to see any evidence of time-travel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by E3mpirical1

    anyways I wanted to take this idea a few steps further, if the same particle can exist in two places at the same time, then is it possible that two particles of different times can exist in the same place at the same time. I'm not posing this idea as real but just to make people think. If the same particle can exist in two places at the same time what is really happening here?
    So, where do you draw the line? You would need enough particles to recreate the entire universe from nano-second to nano-second encompassing everything from the big bang to when the universe ends. That's a lot of particles.
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