N.15 A tenth of a googol in universes
There is an oft-cited story going around that the many worlds
interpretation implies the existence of 10 worlds, and this
number apparently comes from Everett, III himself. It is often used
to argue that the many-worlds interpretation is just not credible.
However, the truth is that the existence of infinitely many worlds,
(or practically speaking infinitely many of them, maybe, if space and
time would turn out to be discrete and finite), is a basic requirement
of quantum mechanics itself, regardless of interpretation. Everett,
III cannot be blamed for that, just for coming up with the ludicrous
number of 10 to describe infinity.