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Do ghosts exist?
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believeit
Oct 27, 2007
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yes they do!


tggdan3
Oct 29, 2007
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The multiverse idea is a definate possibility, but in no way supported by any kind of evidence- it's not even a theory, it's still mainly a hypothesis. Correct me if i'm wrong, but all reading i've done on the matter indicates no more evidence than evidence for a controlling deity.

 
believeit
Oct 27, 2007
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I do believe that ghosts exist. In fact, i've seen one. I was in Williamsburg VA. in this old tavern when I went upstairs to use the bathroom. I was walking through a hallway lined with windows. I looked out one of the windows and saw a face that was not my own. Later on, the owners and employees of the tavern say that i saw a ghost they named Peter.

 
thewalrus
Oct 28, 2007
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Multiverse is no longer random speculation

http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2007/09/n--one-of-the-m.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2007/09/21/sciuni121.xml


I myself have an expansion onto your theory, which I am kind of stealing from the book Timeline (which is awesome, by the way).

Quantum foam, though only a theory as of yet, is a quality of the universe found in very small areas. You see, particles come into existence and immediately annihilate almost simultaneously. This immense happening taking place in such a miniscule area, distorts the non-euclidean geometric curvature of the space-time continuum. (I'm not making this up). In this, anything can happen, any time, any where. One theory is that these particles come from a different universe. From that universe, the quantum foam pulls something halfway between here and there. That whatever happens to be pulled, is what we call a ghost. Why do some areas have much more ghost sightings than others? I believe that those areas are prone to the appearnce and annihilation of those particles, causing the quantum foam to frequently bind someone or something halfway between the two universes. Why does this happen to known dead people, you may ask? A property of the multiverse is that if anything ever could have had the remote possibility of physically happening, it did in at least one universe. So, while they may be dead here, they may not be dead there.

Of course, quantum foam and it's exact qualities only exist in theory. My theory may very well be (and most likely is) a load of crap. But because there's a possibility that I'm right, I am in at least one universe.

 
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of course not. duh


juggernaut
Oct 28, 2007
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Seeing is only believing.

 
locke
Oct 28, 2007
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And why are you a reliable witness? For all we know you are making this story up. Or maybe the tavern owners were playing a trick on you. Or maybe it was a hallucination.

 
gogopoet
Oct 28, 2007
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Thanks for the expansion. I didn't mean to suggest the multiverse is not a bonafide theory. Just that my idea about ghosts is speculative. I guess now that scientists are have ecto-foam, in a manner of speaking, my idea has risen to the level of an hypothesis. Too cool!

 
gogopoet
Oct 28, 2007
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The jury is still out, of course, even on the theory I use to explain the phenomena we refer to as ghosts, that is if we could document the phenomena.

Theorists have come to the conclusion, I think, that we do not live in a universe, but in a multiverse. The arguement now is more about how many dimensions (read alternate realities) there are. For my purposes that is not terribly relevant IF, under certain circumstances, one of more of those alternate realities interacts with this one.

If so, one can speculate that perhaps what people report as ghost sightings are actually glimpses at inhabitants of other dimensions. For example, the person who posted about seeing the ghost in Williamsberg, might have been looking at someone in an alternate dimension who is now talking about seeing a "ghost" he or she saw.

 
thethinker
Oct 28, 2007
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That's a good tourist attraction.
What does Sylvia Browne have to say about that? Wait, she doesn't have any credibility because she's scared of the million dollar challenge.

 
talisman
Oct 28, 2007
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Was this before or after you were hospitalized?

 
gogopoet
Oct 29, 2007
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Unless I'm mistaken PBS ran a program this past winter or spring in which they noted that a mathmetician had resolved the conflict, whatever, it was, which kept string theory out of - if you'll pardon the pun - theoretical loop. I could have misunderstood what they were saying, but thought the gist of it was that the idea of a multiverse has become a bona fide theory.

 


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