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GavinPreacher
10-08-2009, 01:45 AM
Are parrallel universes and antiverses the same thing? In Fringe, I assume were dealing with a parrallel one and in Star Trek episode Mirror, Mirror I assume its an antiverse. is one universe aware of the existence of the other and if so what are the consequences of meeting our opposite?

pink lily
10-08-2009, 01:49 AM
I googled your keywords, have you seen this? http://casa.colorado.edu/~ajsh/astr2030_06/penrose/penrose_rni.html

Chasing the Horizon
10-08-2009, 01:55 AM
There's an episode of the TV show The Universe which is all about parallel universes, theories based in real science about their existence. It goes into what might happen if two of them met or there was a way to go between them too. Fascinating stuff. It's available for download on iTunes or you can keep an eye on the History Channel for when they're playing it again.

pink lily
10-08-2009, 02:12 AM
You could sit through NOVA | The Elegant Universe | PBS (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/elegant/) (a wonderful show I've sat through at least 3 or 4 times). Real science.

Albedo
10-09-2009, 07:33 AM
Ignore Star Trek, the concept of parallel universes as holding exact copies of you except evil and goatee-wearing is not a mainstream interpretation in physics. Tegmark (http://space.mit.edu/home/tegmark/multiverse.html) has the best introduction for the layman I've seen into the various scientific conceptions of multiple universes. Read his articles, they try not to overwhelm with maths, and even I understood them. Fascinating stuff! :)

DrZoidberg
10-11-2009, 02:59 PM
Ignore Star Trek, the concept of parallel universes as holding exact copies of you except evil and goatee-wearing is not a mainstream interpretation in physics. Tegmark (http://space.mit.edu/home/tegmark/multiverse.html) has the best introduction for the layman I've seen into the various scientific conceptions of multiple universes. Read his articles, they try not to overwhelm with maths, and even I understood them. Fascinating stuff! :)

I just wanted to add that Tegmark, to his credit, has no patience for mystics, pseudo-science or other any other of the religious drivel that manages to find itself into this field. Tegmark is fantastic. There are others, but Tegmark is an excellent source for solid science on the matter.

There's far too many religious loons, with vague or basic scientific knowledge who construct pretty looking homepages with all the correct but dreadfully abused terminology. Each time I hear yet another Christian mystic waffle on about quantum mechanics and how it's mentioned in the Bible, I just want to turn to tears and howl in pain.

Star Trek, for all it's banging of the atheism-drum, is highly speculative, to the point where it's useless as a reliable source for real science. There's lots of stuff in Star Trek that's just nonsense.