Subtitle: The Multiverse Theory Versus the Principle of Non-inertia
There is a very wild idea in physics, which is probably the wildest idea in all of physics, and this idea is the idea of the multiverse. While there are variants of the multiverse theory, the central theme of them all is that there are other universes besides our own.
The other universes are usually said to lie parallel to our own universe and they are sometimes called parallel universes. No matter how bizarre this idea may seem, there are expert scientists who believe in it and for personally justifiable reasons.
The earliest reference to the multiverse concept was in 1952, in Dublin when “Erwin Schrödinger gave a lecture in which he jocularly warned his audience that what he was about to say might “seem lunatic”. He said that, when his Nobel equations seemed to describe several different histories, these were “not alternatives, but all really happen simultaneously”.” — Wikipedia
Looking at the above origin of the concept of multiverse, one can easily deduce that the multiverse is as a result of modern quantum theory. The concept of the multiverse was born from the various attempts of the early founders of quantum mechanics to explain the bizarre (wave) behaviour of the atomic world.
One of these bizarre behaviours is that in connection with the outcome of the double-slit experiment. Erwin Schrodinger had proposed a wave theory to describe the wave nature of quantum mechanics and also the discrete nature of the atomic world.
This wave theory or mechanics was what Schrodinger referred to in his lecture in Dublin referenced above in the third paragraph. It is first all important to realize in this article and in scientific history, that without the “bizarre behaviour” of the atomic world the multiverse theory may not exist today.
The weird outcomes of the double-slit experiment could not be explained by any known or proposed fundamental principle. During the double-slit experiment, a particle which its motion can be described by a wave function ends up behaving like a particle when observed.
This weird outcome was explained by the concept of wave collapse. Quantum mechanics asserts that the wave function which describes the different possible states of the particle collapses to one state or outcome when the particle is observed.
Now, for very important reasons, the behaviour of particles during the double-slit experiment can be divided into two phases: the pre-collapse phase and the collapse phase. Both phases will be discussed extensively and in a new way in post-modern physics.
According to modern quantum mechanics, in the pre-collapse phase, the particle is in a potential number of states and these states are described by the different potential outcome of the wave function, while in the collapse phase which occurs during observation the particle is in one state described by a single outcome of the wave function.
Now, the multiverse theory was formalized by the many world interpretation which was proposed by Hugh Everett in 1956. The many world interpretation holds that all the potential states of the wave function exist before and after observation is made.
Thus, the many worlds interpretation or the multiverse theory maintains that the other states or histories and future of the wave function exist, and that they apply to other worlds or universes. Thus, the outcome observed is that which fits the world of the observer, and it does not result due to the collapse of the wave function.
The multiverse theory admits and seeks to explain the wave nature of quantum mechanics by eliminating the concept of wave function collapse which the early proponent had however viewed as an ad hoc solution to the paradoxical nature of quantum mechanics.
Thus, this article seeks to criticize the multiverse theory as a better alternative for the explanation of the wave nature of quantum mechanics or the atomic world. This is the core reason for this discourse.
The multiverse theory became a simple alternative to the concept of wave function collapse. But is the multiverse theory the only possible and viable replacement of the collapse concept? No.
This is when we look into post-modern physics for answers. Post-modern physics now introduces the principle of non-inertia as the long sought fundamental principle which underlies the behaviour of the atomic world.
The principle of non-inertia which states that accelerated rest and accelerated motion are indistinguishable replaces the collapse concept, and it better explains why the wave function seems to collapse when observed.
The pre-collapse phase before observation when the particle behaves like a wave has been explained in my article below. I want you to read the article keenly because it evidently shifts you from the Newtonian paradigm.
The above article which was extracted from The Theory of the Universe shows you how the wave behaviour of the double-slit experiment is due to the strong phase of the principle of non-inertia which applies only inside the atomic world.
The multiverse theory does not give the true account of the wave nature of the atomic world which it seeks to explain! You will learn in detail from the article above what really causes the wave nature of quantum mechanics.
And according to the new explanation based on the principle of non-inertia which we will be familiar with in this post-modern era of physics, the wave nature of atomic world arises because atomic particles are moved by two identical and isolated forces and not due to the multiverse in any conceivable way.
Post-modern physics by proffering the principle of non-inertia now dismisses the multiverse theory as a fanciful idea without any real existence in reality. The wave nature of quantum mechanics has nothing to do with alternate universes or quantum worlds.
Post-modern physics proposes the new conceptual framework of absolute relativity which now serves as the universal framework for understanding every domain of the universe, even the atomic world.
So, quantum mechanics is no longer needed to explain the wave nature of the atomic world. If the multiverse theory eliminates the concept of quantum collapse, the theory of absolute relativity eliminates quantum mechanics (though not entirely since it has post-modernize quantum mechanics).
It is important that you realize that while the multiverse theory incorporates quantum mechanics, absolute relativity does not. Absolute relativity is a standalone theory and it is the encompassing theory of the cosmos.
Thus, the absolute principle of non-inertia which is displacing the multiverse theory as a better explanation of the wave nature of the atomic world is emerging from a higher understanding of the universe.
The multiverse cannot be true for the same reason quantum mechanics cannot be a fundamental theory. There are behind the veil principles not recognized or known in the multiverse theory.
When the complete theory of the universe comes, as it has, we will find out that the multiverse theory is just a superfluous and fanciful proposition. There is no need for any other universe besides our own.
So, not only is the multiverse theory not falsifiable since we cannot test the theory, the discovery of the true fundamental principle of the atomic world discredits the multiverse theory for it satisfies the Occam’s razor.
If we can understand the paradoxical nature of quantum mechanics without the need for the multiverse, then such a new framework is preferable and rings true. The principle of non-inertia is a principle that explains the paradoxical nature of the atomic world without the need for the multiverse.
This is a good advancement in understanding of cosmic laws. Post-modern physics is introducing the much-needed caution in physics, and it is once again reassuring us of how special and unique our universe is even beyond the suspicion of the anthropic principle.
Post-modern physics is revealing the uniqueness of absolute quantities such as force, momentum, energy etc. for not only is our universe special in a universal or general way, the different aspects of the universe and the dynamics of motion in the cosmos are also relevantly special.
The multiverse theory is not so much the result of our wide imagination as it is the result of our failure to explain or understand quantum mechanics. This is no longer the case, we now understand the atomic world, therefore, we must set aside the multiverse theory which is a wild idea that is really unrelated to reality.
This applies to its many variations whether it is the holographic multiverse, quantum multiverse, landscape multiverse, inflationary multiverse, brane multiverse etc. The multiverse concept emerging from string theory does not exist.
I am particularly concerned about string theory because some of its central propositions can be found in The Theory of the Universe. I sometimes see The Theory of the Universe as the true form of string theory, so you can see why I am particularly concerned about string theory.
String theory has for so long been bedevilled by many conceptual difficulties which have all been resolved by post-modern physics. And this new resolution presents string theory as one of the simplest theories in the universe.
The whole idea of hyper dimensions in the universe has been done away with, and string theory now stands on the new philosophy of absolute relationism. The conceptual roadblocks have been completely removed!
There is no need for string theory to suppose the multiverse. It doesn’t have to take the hard road. String theory is a grand theory as its founder have long imagined, and the time for the true understanding of string theory has come!
So, can the multiverse theory be true? No, the multiverse theory cannot be true since we now have a more profound, simple and viable explanation of the wave nature of the atomic world based on the principle of non-inertia.
I want you to understand that the principle of non-inertia (which can be seen as a principle from string theory) is a fundamental principle just like the principle of inertia. The fundamental nature of the principle of non-inertia further renders the multiverse theory as a tentative theory.
Now, we have one falsifiable principle to explain the behaviour of the atomic world and not many unfalsifiable universes. I am using this article as a means to bring you to the most profound principle of the atomic world.
The principle of non-inertia now even underlies post-modern quantum mechanics. Post-modern quantum mechanics is not interpreted according to the Copenhagen Interpretation of modern quantum mechanics.
In this post-modern era, both the multiverse theory and the Copenhagen’s interpretation of quantum mechanics have been displaced by the fundamental and more viable absolute principle of non-inertia.
The principle of non-inertia will be used to explain the observer effect in one of my future articles even though I have explained the observer effect in my e-book. The principle of non-inertia due to its two phases applies in different ways to the pre-collapse phase and the collapse phase (of the double-slit experiment).
While both the multiverse theory and the Copenhagen interpretation present different interpretations of decoherence, absolute relativity presents us a new kind of interpretation of decoherence based on the two phases of the principle of non-inertia.
The strong phase of the principle of non-inertia applies to the particle and it is responsible for the wave nature of the particle, however, the weak phase of the principle of non-inertia applies to the observer.
So, in post-modern physics or absolute relativity, the decoherence between the particle and the observer or the environment is real, and it arises due to the two distinct phases of the principle of non-inertia. This post-modern interpretation of decoherence underlies the presumed collapse of the wave function.
Absolute relativity explains the universe without reference to quantum mechanics, and in so many ways, it proves the bizarre and paradoxical nature of the atomic world. It also justifies and ratifies in a new manner some of the principles of quantum mechanics of which the decoherence principle is one of them.
This article calls you to a new kind of scientific knowledge beyond the superfluous idea of the multiverse. Ironically and seemingly contradictory to my assertions in this article, let me inform you that I envisage a kind of practical multiverse of some sorts, or will I call it a miniverse.
I will discuss the idea of the miniverse in the nearest future. Please be on the look out for this article! The wild idea of the multiverse comes to us in a new form in post-modern physics. I have thought about this new idea of the miniverse for some time now and I will unveil it to you when the time comes.
Post-modern physics offers us the opportunity to really see some of the practical possibilities of science which we may not be able to see now because we are still been held back by modern physics.
However, the newly discovered principle of non-inertia will help us escape the shackles of modern physics and its many weird and impossible concepts of which the multiverse theory is one of them.
The multiverse theory should no longer stand or be perceived as a mainstream idea or theory, since it is far from the truth about the nature of reality and it does not really explain in any way the wave nature of the atomic world. The principle of non-inertia is a better explanation.
Until next time.
Welcome to post-modern physics!
– M. V. Echa