How real is the movie Frequency?

The excellent movie Frequency starred Dennis Quaid playing a New York firefighter and Jim Caviezel as a New York police officer.  Hollywood rarely gets the science right in “time warp" movies.  This time, however, Hollywood hit the quantum nail right on the head.  Nothing that happened in the movie Frequency is theoretically impossible.  Past events can be altered.

A thorough understanding of the concept of parallel universes is essential to the comprehension not only of the movie Frequency but also of multiple realities, the “many worlds" interpretation of reality, and the very nature of reality.

Recent discoveries in quantum physics (the study of the physics of sub-atomic particles) and in cosmology (the branch of astronomy that deals with the universe taken as a whole) shed new light on how mind interacts with matter.  These discoveries compel acceptance of the idea that there is far more than just one universe and that we constantly interact with many of these “hidden” universes.

Unfortunately, most books on quantum cosmology are written in language that an ordinary intelligent person cannot understand. 

What is needed is an understandable source that explains the concept of parallel universes (the basic scientific premise of the movie Frequency), the many-worlds hypothesis, and its relationship to perceived reality––a source that brings together the contributions of such greats as:

Alain Aspect (the Aspect experiment)
John Stewart Bell (Bell's Theorem)
David Bohm
David Deutsch
Bryce DeWitt
Sir John Eccles
Albert Einstein
Hugh Everett
Stephen Hawking
Douglas Hofstadter
Fred Hoyle
Julian Jaynes
Sir James Jeans
Carl Jung
Subhash Kak
Sir Charles Lyell
Hermann Minkowski
Karl Pribram
Rupert Sheldrake
Neil Sloane
John Wheeler

What is needed is a source that makes clear the concept of parallel universes as shown in the movie Frequency, and that clarifies the true nature of reality.  Needed is a resource that explains in understandable, non-mathematical terms everything from the multiverse to Schrodinger's Cat to the big bang hypothesis to morphogenetic fields.

Such a source exists.

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M42, the Great Nebula in Orion, is an emission nebula surrounding the quadruple star Theta Orionis.  It is part of a complex region of interstellar matter at a distance of 1,300 light years.  Light travels at 186,284 miles per second.  In a year, that’s nearly six trillion miles.  A distance of 1,300 light years, therefore, is a distance of 7,642,183,500,000,000 miles – written in words, that’s seven quadrillion, six hundred forty-two trillion, one hundred eighty-three billion, five hundred million miles!

Photo of the Orion nebula by Professor M. R. Franks.  Taken on 27 January 2004 from Professor Franks's front yard in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Shot at prime focus with a conventional Ricoh 35 mm camera using as its lens a six-inch (diameter) Celestron refractor telescope on a computer-driven German equatorial mount.  Focal length 1,200 mm (47.24 inches); effective focal ratio f/7.87.  Exposure on Agfa ISO 800 film for 10 minutes, using an LPR (light pollution reduction) filter.

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