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Do we have Evil Counter-parts Living in Alternate Universes?

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The original Star Trek television series (featuring William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk and Leonard Nimoy as Commander Spock) introduced Americans unaccustomed to reading science fiction to a number of interesting conjectures. One of which played out in an episode entitled "Mirror, Mirror" where Kirk, McCoy, Scotty and Uhura were exchanged with their counterparts from an alternate universe. The universes were very similar in many respects, but in the alternate universe the United Federation of Planets is known as the Terran Empire and instead of being a force largely for good, the Terran Empire is barbaric and ruthless.

This raises the question of whether it is possible that alternate universes exist like the Terran Empire where exact replicas of each of us exist, but the replicas are evil rather than good. (For those reading this article who are already evil, just ask if you have a good counter-part living in an alternate universe. It comes out the same. But I encour…

The Bart Ehrman Spin

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I like Bart Ehrman and I was greatly amused by his take down of Richard Carrier imn their tussle over the Jesus myther delusion, Yet I have an ax to grind against Ehrman because no matter how good his scholarship (it is fine ) he put's a pin on everything that purposely casts a poll over belief, His book Forged is a good example.[1] I have not read the book but I am going by what he says in his Cambridge lectures,which I have seen on You Tube. [2]

In his review of Forged  Mike Liconasays:

Infinite Monkeys versus Infinite Universes

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Last time, I wrote about the Infinite Monkey Theorem, i.e., the thought-experiment that posits that an infinite number of monkeys typing on an infinite number of keyboards for an infinite period of time would ultimately be able to write all of the books in the Library of Congress. I used basic probability mathematics to determine the likelihood that ten billion monkeys typing for three hundred million years would be able to write just the first two clauses of the beginning of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities. As shown in the post entitled, "Infinite Monkeys, Keyboards and Time - What are the Odds?" even with ten billion monkeys each typing 52 letters, spaces and punctuation every minute of every day for 300 million years, the odds of those monkeys randomly typing those two lines calculated to one time in every 2.98*1077 years (that's once in every 298 million, million, million, million, million, million, million, million, million, million, million years - and I …

Ten Year Milestone