Have you ever heard someone say "Perhaps there are an infinite number of universes in which every single possibility comes true"?

Did you ever think about what that means?

Suppose you have a child you love with all your heart and soul. In THIS universe. According to the theory, there are multiple other universes in which you neglect, abuse, or murder your child. There's one where you toss your child over a cliff and one where you pour gasoline on them and light them on fire.

It would seem to follow with necessity from the "every single possibility" theory. 

If you don't have a child, think of your spouse, your pet, your parents, or your best friend.

Of course there are universes where bad things are happening to you as well.

Have you ever thought of this before?

Is there any way to escape these seemingly necessary conclusions?

Do you still believe in the infinite universes concept?

Comments?

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The multiverse (or meta-universe) is the hypothetical set of infinite or finite possible universes (including the historical universe we consistently experience) that together comprise everything that exists and can exist: the entirety of space, time, matter, and energy as well as the physical laws and constants that describe them. The various universes within the multiverse are sometimes called parallel universes. (Wikipedia)

People think that just because there may be an infinite amount of space then perhaps there are infinite possibilities for anything to happen. I don't. If an infinite number of princesses kissed an infinite number of frogs would one of them turn into a prince? I don't think so. Some things are just not possible. Proof is the only answer; anyone can theorise about anything.

So, you don't believe that an infinite number of monkeys with typewriters could ever type out a typo-free copy of Hamlet?

Different universes don't need new spaces or infinite space since they can occupy exactly the same space in a parallel dimension. For example, some physicists think that dark energy and/or matter may exist in a dimension that occupies the same space as our universe, and that gravity may actually be leakage from a parallel dimension.

Also, it is rather strange to talk about an infinity of anything as an amount. An amount of something implies an everyday concept of numbers or space, which exist in limits. We've discussed infinity elsewhere in another discussion. It's a rather weird notion:

infinity + 1=infiniity

infinity x 10=infinity

infinity x infinity x infinity=infinity

If an infinite possible versions of a person where to come true, the aggregate of that person would not be identifiable or distinguishable from any other person, and the aggregate of all persons would approach god status.

Infinity is a paradox generator, and simply because you can derive a paradox, that doesn't in any way affect the infinity. Infinity + paradox still = infinity.

Yes, Infinity is just like god !

So, you don't believe that an infinite number of monkeys with typewriters could ever type out a typo-free copy of Hamlet?

Of course it is feasible, but as long as you think of the chimpanzee as not being a real one and the same with the typewriter and the paper it uses. It's only a way of picturing an abstract idea.

If an infinite number of princesses kissed an infinite number of frogs would one of them turn into a prince?

Well, certainly not in THIS universe.

How do we know that every frog isn't already born a prince in THIS universe?

One shouldn't dismiss something just because it makes you uncomfortable.

If the evidence we get from the "Dark Matter/energy" thing leads to multiple universes with different outcomes from ours, than that's where it leads us.

Yes there may be universes where the almost exact same you murders his/her child, but then, that is THAT universes "you" not you.

You need to differenciate between yourself and fiction and "other universes" which are as close to you and your child like fiction is from you.

Have you ever thought of this before?

No, although it does follow from the infinite universes hypothesis.

Is there any way to escape these seemingly necessary conclusions?

Is there any REASON to escape these conclusions? The people who are doing the nasty things are not "me".

Do you still believe in the infinite universes concept?

I see no reason for a moral argument like this to sway my judgement either way.

Comments?

Yes, while we're on the topic of infinite multiple universes, it is worth noting that although there is an infinite number of "you" doing nasty things to the ones you love, there is also an infinite number of "you" doing incredible good and an infinite number of "you" doing exactly what you are doing now. It's kind of nonsensical to think of it.... kind of like infinity in maths.

That is the multiple parallel universe theory, it does not necessarily mean that all of them would be parallel 

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