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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Many Possible Worlds

A theory that every decision, every fork in the road, represents at least two worlds: One in which you said Yes instead of No or turned Left instead of Right. If you took the road less traveled or the one more traveled; each possibility actually exists in its own world or parallel Universe.

The idea of possible worlds is most commonly attributed to Gottfried Leibniz, who spoke of possible worlds as ideas in the mind of God and used the notion to argue that our actually created world must be "the best of all possible worlds". Arthur Schopenhauer argued that on the contrary our world must be the worst of all possible worlds, because if it were only a little worse it could not continue to exist.[2]