A contribution for a discussion on the concepts timeline, parallel worlds and multiple worlds
Otfried Weise, March 13, 2019
About half a century ago, as a scientist on geomorphology at the University of Würzburg, I noticed for the first time how important it is to define precisely the terms used to present scientific results. These definitions are an essential part of any research result, they should harmonize with it and not run counter to the results of the investigation. Purposeful wording and exact definitions of terms also prevent that the subsequent assessment and discussion of the findings by the scientific community turn into talking at cross purposes, as it is unfortunately very often the case.
Definition of terms is relatively simple in natural science subjects, e.g. as in my earlier research area of geomorphology and geology. It becomes much more difficult when facts at the quantum level, in the subtle areas or even in those of transcendental nature are to be treated, as this is a field, which although it can be described mathematically, can only be explained with words, if one creates new terms.
Unfortunately, mathematics has the great disadvantage that, although it represents the exact basis of All-THAT-Is, most of its formulas do not trigger real understanding in the human mind. On the one hand physicists believe, that their research reveals reality, on the other hand they candidly admit that they’ve just gotten used to the formulas and therefore believe that they understand the underlying phenomena. The mathematical jargon, however, only simulates true understanding.