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Professy

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« on: 09-01-2005 07:11 »

i thought that a parralel universe was supposed to be the opposite to that of the original universe.

What are your thoughts on this?
SiliconFuRy

Starship Captain
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« Reply #1 on: 09-01-2005 10:10 »

The episode "Farnsworth's Parabox" clearly shows that a parallel universe is just a universe with something different. Not necesserily opposite.
Al

Crustacean
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« Reply #2 on: 09-01-2005 12:15 »
« Last Edit on: 09-01-2005 12:15 »

Hi

Ok - if you go in for the parallel universe thing, it has to do with differences.

At every stage in everything, there's at least a couple of ways it can go, all the way from the quantum bit of a photon becoming either radiation or a particle, depending on who's looking, all the way up to your choice of what to put on your feet or have for dinner, depending on who's looking.

Each of these, from the small and insignificant to the huge and life changing, creates a different, "universe."

Universes with tiny differences (coin-flip universe, pirate universe, and the one where everyone looks like Leela and Amy and they never invented cloths) are, "close," to ours.  Universes with BIG changes, like the ones (note plural!) where life never managed to get a foot hold, or the ones where the the matter in the universe was too energetic to coalesce are more, "distant."

Think of it as looking like a tree:  A VERY BIG, VERY BUSHY tree.  Something small has a possibility of turning out diffferently, and you get a little twiggy shoot.  Something BIG can go two ways, and the tree bifurcates and each half takes off in different directions.  In just a very few levels of choices and quantum differences, you have a pretty bushy tree!

In writing this little essay, for instance, every word I chose over one of its synonyms, every different sentence structure I chose, even choosing to write it, has created a different parallel universe.

You have to admit, though, the, "Naked Amy," universe would be a LOT more interesting than the, "Al chose, 'split,' instead of, 'bifurcate,'" universe.

Go to the library, find and read, "The Garden of Forking Paths," (oooh - BIG spoiler, there...) by the genius, Jorge Luis Borges.

...Or don't.  Create your OWN universe!
GreyThinkyWhale

Professor
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« Reply #3 on: 09-01-2005 19:46 »

This topic also brings attention to the fact that in I Dated A Robot, the Proffessor says there are only two parallel universes, while in The Farnswoth Parabox, there is an infinate amount.
Wooter

Urban Legend
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« Reply #4 on: 09-01-2005 19:50 »

Those are perpendicular universes.
DrThunder88

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« Reply #5 on: 09-01-2005 22:29 »
« Last Edit on: 09-01-2005 22:29 »

Well, the Professor hadn't created the other parallel universes until Parabox, so what he said in IDaR was technically correct.

Is this a "re-check/weird scene"?
Nixorbo

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« Reply #6 on: 09-02-2005 00:17 »

 
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Originally posted by DrThunder88:
Is this a "re-check/weird scene"?

GreyThinkyWhale's comment was.  A beaten to death one, at that.

The rest seems to be a discussion on how parallel universes operate in the Futurama universe.
Al

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« Reply #7 on: 09-02-2005 00:33 »

Hi

 
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GreyThinkyWhale wrote:
This topic also brings attention to the fact that in I Dated A Robot, the Proffessor says there are only two parallel universes, while in The Farnswoth Parabox, there is an infinate amount.
Uhhh - I think that he says that there a two universes - two as in:
this-one-here-and-that-one-over-there-like.

Parallel universes are all THIS universe, sort of:
this-one-here-AND-this-here-one-AND-the-one-that's-here-AND-here-this-one-AND-well-you-get-the-idea-like.
Professy

Bending Unit
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« Reply #8 on: 09-02-2005 03:11 »

also, in IDaR when they are in the parking lot facing the parallel universe they are in the vacuum of space, with no air or nothing.
EXPLAIN THAT
Prof. Wernstrum

Starship Captain
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« Reply #9 on: 09-02-2005 08:10 »

The platform was surrounded by a force-field and had an oxygen generator.
KurtPikachu2001

Urban Legend
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« Reply #10 on: 09-02-2005 11:14 »

Wish we could've seen more of that western universe on "The Farsworth Parabox".  It would've been funny to see them in a shootout!  Leela can be a Sheriff and Fry can be a wimpy cowpoke who keeps getting kidnapped by Indian-like aliens, and Bender could've been a John Wayne-like
gunslinger!

 
Monk_K

Bending Unit
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« Reply #11 on: 09-04-2005 11:21 »
« Last Edit on: 09-04-2005 11:21 »

I don't think a parallel universe has to be the opposite, just a slightly different reality. I believe that the Universe is infinte and eternal and that every possible reality happens somewhere.
For example they're may be a universe somewhere out there where I can actually add a message without waffling on... But probably not.  roll eyes
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