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Re: The Possibility Of Other Dimensions &

From: Gerald O'Connell <gac.nul>
Date: Sat, 24 May 2008 01:06:03 +0100
Archived: Sat, 24 May 2008 08:29:00 -0400
Subject: Re: The Possibility Of Other Dimensions &


>From: Terry Colvin <fortean1.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 11:37:57 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
>Subject: The Possibility Of Other Dimensions & Universes

<snip>

>Commenting on
>an item in an earlier issue of New Scientist dealing with
>infinite multiverses, C. Piney wrote:

>If, as it states, all conceivable universes are possible, this
>infinity of universes must contain at least one in which the
>theory of multiverses is false. The moment this universe
>appears, all other possibilities and options must collapse into
>the immutable reality and, hey prestro, multi-universality is no
>more.

>Piney suggests that this collapse has already happened. Let us
>hope so!

>(Piney, Crispin; Physics Porn New Scientist, p. 20, March 8,
>2008)

Piney's argument is fallacious. The falsity of the theory of
multiverses would hold only in that one universe, rendering it a
unique cosmic cul-de-sac. In all the others where it were not
false, diversity would rebound from theoretical extinction
instant by instant.

Piney would be right to suggest that this collapse has already
happened (infinity, after all, carries its own burden of
inevitability), but neglects to observe that, in the broader
omniverse, so also would its vertiginous infinity of negations.

There is a potentially tragic consequence of all this.
Omniversal tourists from those universes where all things are
possible could arrive in Piney's closed universe only to
discover that they have nowhere else to go...


Gerald O'Connell




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