BAD SCHOLARSHIP, WEIRD BELIEFS AND STRANGELY UNEXPLORED AREAS OF RESEARCH

Identifying strangely neglected areas of research, understanding why orthodox research scholarship and 'knowledge' becomes lopsided, revealing and understanding the reasons for the creation, dissemination and widespread belief in academic and policy oriented research frauds, lies, deceptions, hoaxes, fallacies, myths, braced myths, errors and irrational policymaking.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

News From the Multiverse No. 4


From my post on RationalSkepticism.org


Re: Refuting the Many Worlds Interpretation (MWI)


In relation to the following seemingly plausible and intuitively comfortable refutation of Many Worlds Theory:

'...though the physical potential exists, the likelihood of tomorrow's papers headlining The Pope as a murderous gay atheist, seems bleak, to say the least. Therefore, are these many worlds constrained by what is physically possible, or by what is sensibly possible? That is, do mental/emotive concerns dictate what worlds are possible, or simply physical potentials? On the face of it, it would seem that the MWI doesn't have any recourse towards mental potential/agency.'

In the UK that is akin to writing: imagine such an improbable world where the headlines would read that beloved national celebrities: Sir Jimmy Savile, Rolf Harris (MBE, CBE), and the politicians Cyril Smith (MBE) were prolific child abusing paedophiles. But we now know they were. If many Worlds Theory is right - a far more plausible world has them as upstanding citizens who always were exactly what they appeared to be.


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