Readers will remember Peter Woit, a most interesting mathematician at Columbia, who is not a creationist (Except insofar as the term no longer means anything except “shut UP about our tax/donor-funded nonsense!!”)
Symmetry, the FNAL/SLAC run online magazine funded by the DOE, today is running a piece of multiverse mania entitled Is this the only universe?. It’s a rather standard example of the pseudo-scientific hype that has flooded the popular scientific media for the last 10-15 years.Besides the usual anthropic argument for the size of the CC, the evidence for the multiverse is string theory: …
The multiverse is all ridiculous, of course and has nothing to do with serious science research, like the Pluto flyby. It shows how much tax money can be wasted on nonsense.
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