In 1957, a doctoral dissertation by Hugh Everett proved mathematically that all possible alternative histories and futures exist, each a real world in an Alternate Universe. This is now the Many Worlds Interpretation (MWI) of quantum mechanics. Murphy’s Law states that “If anything can go wrong, it will,” The MWI holds that “If anything can happen, it will.”
A fascinating consequence of MWI is that it can explain the power of prayer. If human consciousness is part of an Infinite Quantum Consciousness (God, if you prefer), prayer can have the power to direct the one who prays into an alternate world where the prayer is Reality.
Envision the Reality where Newt Gingrich becomes President. In his inaugural address he congratulates the American people for their wisdom and springs into action.
Vice-President Sarah Palin, points a TV camera in Alaska at Russia, channels it into every American household, saying “Anyone who spots suspicious activity should call 911.” She resigns after three months to marry the President in a White House Ceremony, after which she takes a trip to Africa, to shoot wildebeasts, jumps out of the helicopter, disappears into the Serengeti and is never seen again.
Secretary of Treasury, Herman Cain, has the Tea Party Congress pass “Nine, Nine,Nine.” Ninety-nine new billionaires are created, and the 99% become the 99.9%.
Secretary of Defense, John McCain, sends 50,000 “trainers” into Iraq. Sunnis and Shiites unite for the first time in history, raise a force of 100,000 suicide bombers who vow to blow up “The Great Satan.”
Secretary of the Interior, Michele Bachmann, builds 20-foot cement double walls topped by razor wire with a no-man’s land in the middle, at the U.S./Mexico border. Illegals tunnel under and paraglide over, but it blocks all animal migration. Seventeen species including Monarch butterflies are added to the endangered list.
Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry, after drilling several thousand oil wells, soothes angry corn farmers by subsidizing ethanol production. The price of corn syrup, corn bread, corn flakes, and tacos skyrockets.
Secretary of Commerce, Donald Trump, places a 200% embargo on all goods manufactured in China. China retaliates. Trade with China comes to a standstill. Sixty-six major corporations leave the U.S. and 140,638 American small businesses go bankrupt.
Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Ron Paul, eliminates Medicare. After a pregnant woman and her baby die in the admitting room because her health insurance had lapsed, Dr. Paul, heartbroken, goes on national TV pleading with people to keep their insurance up to date.
Secretary of Education, Callista Gingrich, implements PUNK (Practical Uses for Neighborhood Kids), fires 80,000 janitors and hires kids ten and older.
This is not fiction. It's a world that exists now in a mathematically proven Alternate Reality. If you can visualize another such world, it definitely exists. Jot down some things about it, email it to StuHodes@Hodesshows.com, for posting right here.