I believe in a concept that is a combination of Atheism and Theism
I’m kinda interested in knowing exactly what this means, because considering the two are direct opposites, this seems like a logical contradiction to me.
The weirdest belief I hold is that ‘everything that can happen, does happen’. It’s an idea rooted in quantum mechanics, but the vast majority of the population of Earth will tell you you’re mad for thinking its true. It means that the history of our universe is formed only as we observe it, and until that moment it would be invalid to say that an event has occurred at all. At the moment of observation, we will observe one event out of a near-infinite amount of possibilities for that event, and the way in which an event takes place (which paths the particles took, and which particles even existed in the first place) is determined only at the time of observation. I don’t think this next part is proven, but a common belief is that every possible event will occur, and that there are a near-infinite amount of universes created to accommodate every possible event. Whenever an event occurs, a new universe will form with the exact same history as ours up until that point, though with that one event changed. Since quantum events don’t all have an equal probability, most universes will look almost identical, but for every event there’ll be some universes in which really bizarre things happen.
It’s mathematically a very nice idea, since if there were only one universe where only one stream of events is picked at random, you’d be in an incredibly unsymmetrical situation. You can apply the same ideas to M-Theory (currently unproven), which allows a near-infinite amount of big-bangs to occur, each creating a universe with different physical properties, some of which will have properties which permit life to exist. In that scenario, the ridiculously unlikely stream of events leading to the human race existing in the first place will pretty much become a certainty.
tl;dr: I believe in really weird stuff which I call ‘science’ to make it sound less crazy.
(inb4 a real scientist comes in here and schools me)
Edit: It was pointed out to me after posting this that some events don’t have a near-infinite amount of outcomes, such as when you’re observing the spin state of an electron (only has two possibilities). Just felt the need to correct that little error. You’d still get new universes, but you’d only get two.