Holy Church of the Absurd Scientific Tao

The Holy Church of the Absurd Scientific Tao TM

The multiverse is the hypothetical set of multiple possible universes (including the one unique universe we are pretty sure we consistently inhabit {see quantum physics } that together comprise everything that physically exists: the entirety of space and time, all forms of matter, energy and momentum, and the physical laws and constants that govern them.   The various universes within the multiverse are sometimes called parallel universes.  All this shows that we (might) exist in a ? "universe('s)".  How absurd is that?

The term Multiverse  (or meta-universe, metaverse) was invented by Andy Nimmo, then vice chairman of the Scottish Branch of the British Interplanetary Society, for a talk on the Everett many-worlds interpretation of quantum physics which had been published in 1957.   This was given in February 1961, and the word with its original definition, "an apparent universe, a multiplicity of which, go to make up the whole universe" was then first used. This was because the then dictionary definition of the word 'universe' was, "All that there is" and one cannot have "Alls that there is" etymologically. 'Uni' means one, and 'multi' means many, so you can have many multiverses.

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