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What is the difference between these sentences?

If this theory about parallel universes is correct, it means that we are living in more than one universe at the same time.

If this theory about parallel universes is correct, it means that we live in more than one universe at the same time.

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Normally you use present continuous we are ...ing to describe an ongoing situation. For a small number of verbs called stative verbs, we can use present simple to describe an ongoing situation that will continue for the foreseeable future.

think is a stative verb, so if there were situation where "you are correct" is my opinion now, and is likely to be for the foreseeable future, I would say:

I think that you are correct

live can be a stative verb, for example it is when used to describe the place where you live:

I live in Egypt

It can also be non-stative if you want to talk about a temporary situation:

I am living in Egypt at the moment.

If we assume that these parallel universes have existed for ever and always will do, we can use the word live in a stative way.

If this theory about parallel universes is correct, it means that we live in more than one universe at the same time.

Note that, as I have said, live can also be non-stative so the other version also makes sense, but might suggest that it's some kind of temporary arrangement.

Note also that a university is not the same thing as a universe :-)

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