Max Laughlin Gives the Most Outlandish Explanation for Mandela Effect Ever
This self-proclaimed internet genius has a hypothesis on how our old universe was destroyed. It'll leave you asking "what did I just watch?"
Who do you take your life advice from? Will a kid’s opinion’s suffice?
What if the child understands much more than you do about what’s actually happening? And I’m not talking about what’s happening at school or in the country. Think universal.
Kids’ potential shouldn’t be ignored. Brilliant young people exist in this world. There are kids like Malala Yousafzi who do phenomenal work and gain international recognition for inspiring acts. At 21, Elizabeth Nance worked at Johns Hopkins to develop nanoparticles to penetrate brain tissue.
Brilliance knows no specific age, and truly gifted ideas are often rewarded.
But then there are kids like Max Laughlin. And you must decide for yourself whether his version of brilliance is one that will benefit or simply complicate your life.
The young teenager has been labeled as a "genius" but no one can really trace back who started the name other than Laughlin's own parents. Laughlin made waves when he developed this completely real energy device that should give the world infinite power.
And that’s where the first problem in this story begins. Why have you never heard of such a device, you ask?
You have to pick one of two theories:
1. The device never actually worked nor could it be upscaled into any sort of efficient manner
2. Your government personally made sure that you would never hear of Max Laughlin or his 'incredible' Free Energy Device
What do the smart adults believe? Why isn’t the Max Laughlin free energy machine working in your home yet? Most blogs that talk about Laughlin's "genius" would recommend the latter reason is true.
But Max might have you believe it’s a totally different reason.
Max and the Mandela Effect
Maybe it's a result of the Mandela Effect.
Never heard of it? It’s the universal excuse for forgetting things that now have a pseudoscience following. And in this video, Max attempts to show you how this is possible. It’s about electrons exploding and timelines that shift. And you may be living in an entirely different universe than decades ago.
We won't bother getting into those arguments because you're either a devout fan of the Mandela Effect or you're comfortable admitting that humanity is forgetful.
But seeing an innocent child passionately defending a viewpoint is gripping. So what does Laughlin (and his father who chimes in later on in the video) claim the world has forgotten? It’s complicated. You may want to watch the video so Max can give you the full story. It goes something like this.
Their hypothesis is that CERN—the European Organization for Nuclear Research—made us forget everything with the Large Hadron Collider. Yes, the boy wonder proposes that the Mandela Effect was triggered by our old universe being destroyed by the search for nuclear fusion.
But before being drawn into the debate you should educate yourself. Yes, he is passionate. But perhaps he needs to mature so his fervor is paired with insight and wisdom.
At one point, Laughlin mentions that humanity believed CERN was a bad idea from the start, "even when we thought about starting it, we knew our universe would implode." No, not quite. Laughlin refuses to cite sources for that discussion. While physicists can certainly have their quirks, we doubt they plotted together to destroy all humanity while managing to get it funded by international governments.
He also ignores what CERN does, which is work toward duplicating the processes we see in space here on earth. The Large Hadron Collider serves the purpose of facilitating those reactions.
And it’s unfortunate if Max’s brilliance is channeled in the wrong direction. Imagine what he can achieve if he adjusts his focus?
The Real Problem
The passion for science is there. The foundation is there. He is undoubtedly a bright, creative kid. We're just not sure if he stuck the landing.
It's as if Laughlin and his dad wrote down the first sentence of every major multiverse theory article they could find on Wikipedia and threw something together. Sure, we could nit-pick the ideas presented by Laughlin for days, even weeks. However, the YouTube comments section does an excellent job breaking down his points. (We also fully expect you all to leave your thoughts in the comment section.)
And the problem doesn’t lie with Max only. Yes, parents must allow children to explore their talents and interests. But shouldn’t they also guide children to using these talents correctly?
We’re a bit frustrated with the man behind the camera who we're assuming is Laughlin's father. Toward the middle of the video, Laughlin's dad makes a statement: "I doubt anyone can truly understand this except for you."
If your child is the only one on the planet smart enough to understand it—beyond the trained physicists in the profession—then you might have a problem.
The best physicists can sustain their discussions and teach the public about even the most controversial theorems. This father can't just write it off as "my kid is smarter than everyone else" and disregard field experts. If others can't grasp a concept, maybe it's because there isn't anything to grasp. There's nobody of proof. No evidence. No basis or logic.
And if an apparent genius doesn’t learn in his forming years how to hone his skill and use his gift correctly, will he ever reach his potential?
Let’s hope Max Laughlin doesn’t reach the point where he wishes he can use the Mandela effect to forget his past.
The biggest issue comes from countless websites, conspiracy blogs and others holding Laughlin up as the zenith of pre-pubescent genius. The more he hears the word associated with himself, the less likely he'll be to challenge the status quo.
Einstein, Hawking and even the eccentric Elon Musk have disassociated themselves from the word "genius" for similar reasons. If you think you know everything, you cease questioning anything; including yourself.
And even in this video, you see Max still grappling with questions he doesn’t have answers to. Instead of focusing on the universe, Max can change this world. Let’s hope his legacy becomes more relevant than abstract.