Re: The Quest for the Purpose of Life

From: scerir (
Date: Mon Feb 04 2002 - 12:56:34 MST

Eric :
> One day, our universe will end and with it us.

> Actually, in the multiverse interpretation of quantum mechanics you
> might have an infinite tree of histories containing direct continuations ...

The Banach-Tarski 'decomposition' states that it is possible to dissect a ball
into (six) pieces which can be reassembled by rigid motions to form two
balls of the same size as the original. At first glance this seems to contradict
some of our intuition about physics. Consequently this decomposition is often
called the Banach-Tarski 'paradox'. But, actually, it only yields some complication
to our knowledge of this word: ' volume ' .
[But - who knows ? - could we, one day, n-plicate this universe?]

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