IO9 recently shared a list of the nine weirdest implications of the many worlds viewpoint. One is that you are, in essence, immortal. I’ve blogged before about ways that parallel universes might provide some of the comfort traditionally offered by hope for an afterlife. But immortality comes with a price: there are countless different versions of you and I, some good and some evil, some wonderfully happy and some terribly unhappy. And so, if the science of many worlds pans out, it raises as many theological difficulties as it might be thought to solve. But presumably it will raise some new questions, too. What do you think the big religious issues are that are raised if we discover we inhabit a multiverse?
Along the same lines as this post, I appreciated this image shared by PZ Myers: