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Hi everyone. I came across the podcast a few months ago when I was searching for information regarding the various theories about The Shining presented in Room 237 and have been a listener ever since.
The parallel universe idea intrigues me. I’m an engineer by training (undergraduate and graduate), but I’m of the mindset that the entirety of math and physics are just models that we use to explain and predict the behavior of our world. And while we scientists and engineers can fairly accurately predict the physical world, in the end they are still just models and not QUITE 100% true.
There are fairly good thought experiments supporting the existence of other universes. The one I think is the most plausible is that differential cooling of the universe post-big bang (or whatever genesis event created the universe… the big bang is likely not it) caused significant enough spacetime distortions that there are other physical universes that occupy the same general vicinity of our own. Essentially, we all started as one universe but diverged as the localized spacetime environments separated. There’s no scientific reason why the other universe(s) would be filled with our dopplegangers, but it’s a fun idea. But just because the idea itself isn’t scientific doesn’t mean there isn’t the possibility that it wouldn’t occupy the volume in our theories that aren’t quite true.
Stranger things have happened. Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle allows for the possibility that an electron can spontaneously and briefly transport itself to any position in the known universe and then just as quickly return to its original location. Never been directly observed obviously, but it’s in the realm of possibilities. That phenomenon is also sort of responsible for how electron microscopes work.