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Posted by David Brown on 07-24-2009 09:51 PM:

How many alternate universes are there?

Three centuries ago science was transformed by the dramatic new idea that rules based on mathematical equations could be used to describe the natural world. My purpose in this book is to initiate a new kind of science that is based on the much more general type of rule that can be embedded in simple computer programs. - Stephen Wolfram, NKS
Are Newton, Einstein, and Wolfram birds of a feather? I say: Hell, yes! Let's drink the Kool-Aid!
Is there a multiverse or merely one universe? Does the multiverse contain infinitely many separate, alternate universes?
Suppose that the multiverse is a Fredkin-Wolfram information process that computes M-theory. Suppose that the ultimate gauge group has N dimensions. Could the ultimate information process simply be mathematically isomorphic to an N-dimensional register machine? Specifically, could the answer be an N-dimensional counter machine (simplest type of register machine) that performs FWC number of updates for each Planck time interval? Here, FWC is the Fredkin-Wolfram constant. The physical interpretation would be that there are precisely FWAU alternate universes, where FWAU is the number (2**N) raised to the power FWC. This immense number of universes would be arranged in an N-dimensional geometry.
Are the alternate universes separated into matter/antimatter pairs by informational antielectromagnetons? Are the vast multitudes of alternate universes saved from collapse by informational antigravitons?
Without paradigm-breaking photons, so-called "informational antigravitons" and "informational antielectromagnetons" would basically be cheating schemes based on alternate universes. There would be hyper-dimensional hidden variables that would explain any dataset. But if paradigm-breaking photons do exist, then M-theory would be the way to start computing the intricacies of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays.

Posted by Richard J. Gaylord on 12-03-2010 06:46 PM:

there are 56 altertnative universes - 57 if you count the new one formed as a r esult of this response.

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