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MinutePhysics Dives Deeper Into Alternate Universes, Explains Many Worlds Theory


On the last episode of MinutePhysics, the whiteboard-wielding science educators aimed to explain the principles behind parallel universes — at least, they did in this reality. This week, they take a look at one theory in particular — the many worlds theory, which basically says that anytime quantum superposition collapses, a thing that can be A or B becomes A or B, the world itself branches off into two separate worlds, one where A happened, and one where B happened. Confused? Us too. Check out the video below to learn more about the idea — which will, unfortunately, remain just an idea, as it is untestable by its very nature.

Well things are a little bit clearer now, right? No? Well, you only really need to remember one thing about multiple timelines — always keep a felt goatee handy, because you never know when you might stumble headlong into the darkest timeline. And you wouldn’t want to be caught unprepared. Evil you is not messing around.

(via MinutePhysics)

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